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Drag Racing In Forks

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 by lochaerie

Two weekends ago, Steve (Quinault Woodcrafts) and I finally made it to the weekend drag races in Forks sponsored by West End Thunder.  What a gas! Parking by donation, $10.00 entry, drag racing 25 feet away from the spectators, and free access to pits. 60 cars racing and the smell of burning rubber all Saturday long.

Summer Arrives on July 5th!

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by lochaerie

We always say that summer arrives in the Pacific Northwest on July 5th. And this year NOAA proved us right! On July 5th there was a minus 3 ft tide mid morning that we decided we really needed to get to especially with the beautiful day. We were able to see a lot of tide pools that aren’t usually accessible. Starfish and sea anemones were everywhere! As well as mussels, snails, barnacles, etc. Warm air and salt air – it really doesn’t get much better for a day at the beach.

Front Yard Wildlife

Posted on: July 1st, 2012 by lochaerie

Here are some wildlife pictures I took one morning this spring in our front yard. So, which one do you think is driving me crazy?

Travel Log – A Couple of Days in Seattle

Posted on: July 1st, 2012 by lochaerie

Every once in a while we get to go back to Seattle for a few days to spend time with family and friends and to just be tourists in what we still consider to be “Our Town”. One of my favorite things to do is get up fairly early in the morning and head to the Pike Place Market for a latte and a croissant. Then we just wander around and look at all the delicious produce! So much variety! This last week when we were there, I managed to come away with lots of juicy cherries, gorgeous local strawberries, cute little multi-colored potatoes, and some small purple artichokes that I couldn’t resist. I always get at least a couple of loaves of good crusty french bread.  At one of the fish stands, we also picked up some halibut steaks that Tom grilled on the BBQ when we got back . What a feast!

And places to eat! There are so many interesting and good restaurants in and right around the Pike Place Market. Some of our favorites are: The Athenian, Copacabana Cafe, the Steelhead Diner, Pike Brew Pub, and Etta’s. It’s a good thing we have all the stairs at Lochaerie to run up and down after we return from Seattle!