Sunday, July 17, 2011

I've Been Doing Better

I took this picture on the way home from our 7½ week road trip this last Spring.  Paul and Babe are located at The Trees of Mystery site  in the middle of the Redwood National Forest on Highway 101 in northern California.  They are located 320 miles north of San Francisco and 32 miles south of the California/Oregon border.
Anyway, back to my original thought this morning.  I am trying to be a better Blog reader.....but I find I'm having trouble leaving comments. Sometimes it's no problem, but other times I'm forced to log into Google (which I've already done since I go into my Blog and then go to the Dashboard). So I log into Google and then it takes be back to the Blog's comment area where it shows my comment as an 'Anonymous'comment. Then when I click on the 'POST' button it takes me back to the Google log in page. Very frustrating. So I am reading Blogs, it's just that sometimes I'm unable to leave a comment.

Our weather here in the Pacific Northwest has not exactly been what most people think of typical summer weather.  This morning for instance it's 61* and there's a sprinkle now and then. The western Washington humans may not like this mild weather but let me tell garden and the weeds are loving it. I've been able to harvest some strawberries, rhubarb, swiss chard and sugar peas.  There are lots of cherry tomatoes (hope they get enough sun to ripen)out there.  There's tons of carrots and the bush green bean plants are loaded with blossoms.

We have had some lovely, sunny and warm days (The 4th of July weekend was delightful for instance) and I know in my heart there's more coming. In fact the Saturday of the 4th of July weekend my grand daughter and I drove around town looking for deals at various yard/garage sales. That day it was in the 80's and I felt sorry for the people out 'guarding' their stuff.

My grand daughter was 19 on July 4th....she is such a sweet young woman. She is still at home, a part time caregiver of her mom (my daughter) who had a massive stroke 9 years ago. She is very active at church and has a 'nanny' type job caring for a 5 year old girl.
I always enjoy the time we spend together. And at 19 years makes me happy that she still likes to come & spend a night once in awhile with her granny.

Bob and I are considering a little road trip around Washington's Olympic Peninsula.  We do that almost every summer and always enjoy our time camping and seeing the beauty of that area.  There's a primitive campground right on the Pacific Ocean where we love to spend a few days.  He likes to go to Sol Duc Hot Springs and splash around in their pools and while he's doing that....I can read my book.           
The city of Forks is the city featured in the original 'Twilight' movie is always packed with tourists.  In Port Angeles (up at the top) you can take a ferry to another country.  It travels across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to beautiful Victoria, British Columbia.  Kalaloch is the location of the 'right on the ocean beach' campground. It is a wonderful place and I've going there for many years.  I have pictures of my kids that were taken on that beach. Besides the beauty and sound of the surf there.....the beach is littered with the coolest flat rocks I have ever seen.  I have a one that my daughter painted like a lady bug when she was about 12 years old, that I use as a door stop...that was over 35 years ago. 
Look at them...every size imaginable.  They make great door stops and paper weights.

Well, my friends I hope that everyone is having a wonderful summer.  I know some of you are enduring miserable heat...please stay as cool as you can. Drink lots of water...and don't forget your sunscreen if you go out. Until next time.....


That corgi :) said...

Your granddaughter sure is beautiful, Linda! I can't believe she is 19 already!

I've seen good old Paul and Babe, they are fun to see in person! Sounds like it was a nice trip!

I had the same problem you had with comments to be left and usually it was on posts that had the comment box embedded within the post, rarely had trouble with pop up window ones. Here's what I learned through other bloggers, download Google Chrome (free) and also when you sign onto Blogger, make sure the button "keep me signed in" is not checked. I've done both and rarely have a problem leaving comments these days.

Glad your weather is nice! Since we are closer to the beach this year, it is more pleasant compared to last summer; we don't have an air conditioner and can count on one hand the days (so far) this summer that we might have wanted one. But I do feel for those having the massive heat waves.

Do enjoy the rest of your summer :)


Linda's World said...

Thanks Betty...that worked!

Jimmy's Journal said...

Some blog sites are hard to comment on, but I find it can be done by commenting as anonymous.

Nice to see you posting.


Linda :) said...

I've seen Paul and Babe way back when I was a teenager...
What a great summer you are having.... if hubby and the boys saw those rocks they would be skipping them all into the water... :)

Joann said...

WOW!! You're granddaughter is beautiful!! But I'd expect no less... after all, she has a beautiful grandma!!

I've had the very same problem with leaving comments on blogs. Today I was lucky, got right in, no problem, and leaving comments ok. But it's OFTEN that I have that problem... VERY FRUSTRATING!!!

I hope you take that little road trip and ENJOY it!!!


Marie said...

So nice to see a post from you Linda. I have missed them! Your granddaughter is certainly a beautiful girl, but then look at her nan! It is clear to see that the acorns in your family have not fallen far from the tree!! I saw a huge Paul Bunyan and Babe ox somewhere in my travels through the years, I believe in Maine. He is a common theme! I hope you do get to take that road trip with Bob and that you have a fabulous time! xxoo

Jeannette said...

So nice to see a post Linda, I've all but forgotten about my blog, just no time to do an entry. You must be so proud of Meghanne, she sounds such a sweet caring girl. We've had nothing but wind and rain almost all summer, I'd be grateful for some 'miserable heat'!! I hope you get to do your road trip Linda, I love to see the photos you take. xx

Marlene said...

Hi Linda, i got a reminder in my email about your blog. I keep promising myself that I am going to get back to mine. I keep you and donna and Kelly on Facebook, but i should get back to blogging.
Good to hear of your latest thoughts and adventure.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I just did a 9 day road trip and I'm glad to be back home. I'm not sure I could take traveling for 7 weeks at all. Glad you had a great trip though.

salemslot9 said...

hi Linda
your daughter must've
been very young
to have a stroke...


Sounds like you've had a nice time traveling. I LOVE all the flat stones and rocks. The ladybug sounds cute. I use mine in a bowl to decorate around candles. And I've made necklaces with the smaller ones. Your granddaughter is very pretty. You must be so proud.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Linda your Granddaughter is very beautiful ~ I am sure you are very proud of her ~ Ally x

Ally Lifewithally said...

PS Linda I am having the same problem trying to leave comments ~ Ally x

Barb said...

Good to see your entry. You sure do have a beautiful granddaughter. It's good that she has such a personality that she can be entrusted to care for a 5 yr old! She is surely a fine young lady. I love hearing & seeing about your travels. I hope that you're having a heat free summer. It's been just miserable here as you've read in my facebook comments. I really need to do an entry in my blog, vur deon't ahve any followers anyway. LOL Take care and keep us up with your travels.
Love ya. Barb