"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


Friday, July 31, 2015

It's Feline Friday! July 31, 2015

 
Lucy loves hide and go seek
while I am changing the bed....
She thinks I cannot see her...hahah
 

 
Peek a boo Lucy!
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Do visit Steve at BFDude and thank
him for starting Feline Friday!
And for heavens sake have a splendid day!
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Monday, July 27, 2015

It's Awww Monday! July 27, 2015

This morning's visitor....
 
 
 
This is one of last years crop...
he wasn't too skittish, so I assume
he used to come up last year with
his mother and sibling.
Last year I would toss cut up pieces
of carrots to the deer. This year
I haven't as it really isn't in their
best interests nor mine.
Now I just talk to them,
they get bored and walk away.   
 

However, he does look amused....
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Thanks Sandee for Awww Mondays!
 

Magpie Tales #280 Disassociation

Image provided by Tess Kincaid of Magpie Tales
 
 
Image found here on the Internet
 
Out of touch
And certainly not attached
He lost his mind
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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Saturday Six Words and Sunday Shadow Shots! July 25-26, 2015



One last day before going home...
 
 
Fred kept me company every morning
at the grocery store nearby that has Wi-Fi! There wasn't any where we were staying ....
 
 
 
Fred joined us for lunch at our
most favorite NW Portland restaurant!
 
Molto delizioso!!!
 

 
Close your eyes, inhale and you are in Italy!
 
 
This morning Minnie kissed Fred goodbye...

 
 
 
 
In a few hours we'll be home....
it's always fun to travel, but there
truly is no place like home.
Have a great weekend!
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Friday, July 24, 2015

It's Feline Friday! July 24, 2015 Winnie the Adorable Cat!

 
Winnie is just too cute!

 
 
And she knows it !!
Thanks go to Steve of BFDude
for starting Feline Friday!
Have a great day!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fred's first visit to the Oregon Brewers Festival July 22, 2015


First Fred paid his respects to
Linus Pauling who is buried in
the Lake Oswego Pioneer Cemetery.
Our good friend Joe is the caretaker
there so when we visit we usually
stay there....and the neighborhood
is quite peaceful....
 

 
 


Fred's first taste- he and I shared.
We tried an ale from New Zealand.
 

 
Some folks take the brew fest as
an opportunity to get dressed up.

 
The festival is well prepared....

 
After a bit we had a lamb gyro
with garlic fries.

 
Okay- I think Fred has had enough!

 
It's time to leave the Festival and
go to Hubers for a great turkey sandwich
and a Spanish Coffee!

 
Made in front of us- this gentleman
has been a fixture at Hubers for decades!
Making a Spanish Coffee is an art form.

 
Yum.

 
Back home using public transportation

 
Traffic was so slow and backed up
I chose to get out and walk the rest of the way.
One of the big reasons we don't
live here any more!
Have a great day and always be safe!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Fred visits Lake Oswego, Oregon July 22, 2015


First we drove 350 miles north on I-5
and went past lots of fields...
 
 
Fred accompanied us to visit
Kevin the Geek- the most awesome
computer guy we know!

 
Then off to a local LO brewery
for a much needed libation...
 
 
 
and finally to Zeppo's for pizza, pasta
and just a glass of tasty vino tinto...
Fred had a great time with our friend Kate.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Time for a wee little trip to Portland

 
Our little gnome has been Jonesing
for a road trip......
So we're off to the Oregon Brewers Festival! YAY! 
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Meanwhile does anyone have a good name
for our Gnome? Gus, George, Tiny?
Any suggestions? 
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It's Awww Monday! Yay! July 20,2015

 
True love!
 
Photo "borrowed" from my sister Nina's facebook page!
 
Every Monday Sandee from Comedy Plus
invites us to join in by posting an image
that makes you go "Awww"!
Try it! It's easy and fun!
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