Saturday, August 2, 2008

It's a Snake!!

The day after we returned from our vacation I was outside looking over our yard. There had been some high wind while we were gone and I was checking to see how all the plants were doing. I noticed that the Clematis was torn away from the trellis, so I starting reattaching it. When I got ready to move on I noticed something move out of the corner of my eye. When I turned I saw this big snake and stopped dead in my tracks. I took a moment to see if it had rattles on it's tail, which it did not, so I yelled to Lynn to come out with the camera and we got these great pictures of a pretty big gopher snake. Click on the picture below to see the giant gopher snake!

It's a Big Snake


This summer Lynn and I decided we would visit our daughter, Heather, in Anchrage, AK. We decide to drive to Seattle and fly from there so we could stop in Walla Walla and visit our friends Andrea and Jason. As it turned out Jason was returning from a conference and got delayed somewhere in the midwest due to weather. We didn't get to see him, but had a nice visit with Andrea.

We stayed with Heather in her beautiful new apartment and went to 3 BBQs in 7 days. We partied with Heather's friends and surrogate family and had a great time.

Then we flew back into Seattle and headed for the Oregon coast. It was breathtakingly beautiful! The weather was still a little chilly, but sunny and clear. We drove up and down the coast and had a wonderful time.

Click on the picture below to view our vacation album.

Summer Vacation 2008