It was sort of overcast this morning & I didn't know if it was going to rain or not. So I got the ironing board out & started ironing...I soon tired of that and about noon, I suggested maybe we should go down & see the Tall Ships who are in Tacoma for the weekend. So we took off.... stopping and getting a late lunch at a Mexican place. We took the free shuttle bus from the Tacoma Dome down to the waterway where the ships are docked. We didn't buy a boarding pass...just walked along the docks looking at the various ships. When I post the pictures I took today, I'll go into more detail about the different vessels. I will say there is a replica of the Nina' and I was surprised at how small it is. Those folks that sailed with Christopher Columbus were brave to come across in that little ship...just 68 feet long. Also on hand is a replica of the 180 foot long HMS Bounty. Anyway more on that when I'm able to post the pictures. Meanwhile if you want to see more information on our 2nd Tall Ships visit go to; thenewstribune.com/tallships. I understand they are looking forward to a return visit in 2011. So save your pennies and come visit us then. No, seriously I saw a guy interviewed on a local TV station last night who came up here from L.A. to see them. He & his family also traveled up here in 2005 during the 1st Tall Ships visit.
As some of you know, the tickets I won for the fireworks cruise on the steamship Virginia 5, ended up with Monica. I only had 2 tickets and since there were 4 of us, I knew I couldn't use them. Plus there was no way to get from the waterfront where Bob's camper was parked to the waterway where the Virginia V was berthed. So Monica and her hubby, Sonny got to go out on this 125 foot steamship. Please go over to Monica's photo journal and see the start of her 4th of July pictures. http://journals.aol.com/photographybymon/Mamarazzi/.
Well, that's all for now...I did a lot of walking again today & this time Iforgot to put my knee brace on, so my right knee is killing me. Until next time........Linda