Black Cats and Halloween

I’ve tried hard to not make this a cat blog.  Yeah, we’ve got lots of cats, but I don’t feel compelled to disclose every detail of their existence.  However, we had a  bit of a fright recently.  When we returned from Seattle, our black cat, Shadow, was missing for about 48 hours.  We called, I … Continue reading Black Cats and Halloween

Remember the Sabbath

It’s days like these that remind me why I retired from church work in the first place.  It is an absolutely glorious October Sunday, with a cool bite to the air.  The sun casts long rays heightening contrasts and color.  I’m tempted to grab my camera, but laziness and a third cup of coffee hold … Continue reading Remember the Sabbath

Rhododendron Cafe

For our final evening in Washington State we decided to visit the Rhododendron Cafe.  There were three reasons for this selection.  First, we had been there before, and the food was good that time.  Secondly, it’s too small to have a Friday night buffet, which is the way many of our favorite seafood joints in … Continue reading Rhododendron Cafe

Calico Cupboard

A trip to La Conner wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Calico Cupboard.  This morning, we arrived before many of the stores had opened, so we stopped in.  I try to get by here for lunch either at this location or in Anacortes at least once on these trips. Atmosphere This started as a … Continue reading Calico Cupboard

Samish Island Caches

Duff McDaniel, Mrs. Wright’s next door neighbor, had recently purchased a 4-wheel drive vehicle, and wanted to put it through it’s paces.  I couldn’t think of a better way to try it out than to search for a couple of geocaches located up in the hills, so Thursday we decided to go on a hunt. … Continue reading Samish Island Caches