Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy 25th Birthday, Chris!!

After the usual slow start to the day, Steve unpacked the bikes and we rode into Anacortes. A very nice ride along the parkway. We came across a farm market and wandered through it—lots of fresh vegetables, baking and other goods. Right next to it was a maritime museum featuring the history of snagboats in the Puget Sound and the paddleboat that you could board... ‘‘The W.T. Preston is a specialized sternwheeler that operated as a snagboat, removing log jams and natural debris that prevented river navigation on several Puget Sound-area rivers. It is now the centerpiece of the Snagboat Heritage Center in Anacortes, Washington. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1989‘‘. There was a very chatty lady on board the boat—I think she was happy to have someone to talk to. Very interesting...sort of. After that we rode a little further around Anacortes then headed back stopping at Safeway to pick up a few groceries...had to be very few as Steve was packing them in his backpack! We arrived back home at noon with very sore butts!

The afternoon was spent reading-snoozing in our chairs outside---with a jacket and blanket when the sun went under the clouds. We are wondering where summer is...the sun is nice and warm when it comes out but it has been very unreliable! It seems to clear up beautifully at the end of the day!

After dinner and dishes, we went for our usual walk down to the waterfront—forgot my camera again!!

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