Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Dublin and I are volunteering at the Lions Club Fireworks booth this week. The Lions Club is usually very generous with sharing the proceeds with Guiding Eyes of Clark County, our puppy club, of course the club puts in a lot of volunteer hours to earn it to. This is the major fundraiser that our club does in the year.

So Dublin and I have two more days that we are voluteering, 4 hours worth a day, which is a lot for me, I havnt done something like this since I got sick. We had fun today and Dublin was really good! We are doing a 2-6pm shift. Dont you just love how he lies with his legs crossed LOL. More pictures to come!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Guiding Eyes of Clark County, puppy club....

Here is the new website for our puppy club, Guiding Eyes of Clark County. On it you will find pictures of all the currant puppies in the club as well as pictures of some of the outings that we do, currant news and puppy in class/training reports. www.geocc.org

I changed my blogger settings and it went back to the old one, and then I tried to put it back and didnt get the new one back??? Sometimes blogger is a pain. Any suggestions?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

OK here is my funny story!

Ok so now I will fess up LOL! Hubby and I had seen this on the reader board at the hotel, and were wondering what it was about, but we got to doing stuff and forgot about it for awhile. The next day is when I spotted the "Mootstock 2010" on the beach, from our hotel window.
We were laughing and joking about what it might mean, when something clicked in my little head LOL. How many of you have read "Lord of the Rings"? I have read it probably 5 times LOL. I blurted out "I know what it means!" Hubby says "oh yeah" "yep" I say. " It means an Ent moot, a meeting of the tree people from  "Lord of the Rings" LOL as he is calling me a nerd, he looks it up on the internet and what do you know I am right! LOL LOL Am I the biggest nerd or what!
I love "Lord of the Rings" and "Star trek" and "Star Wars" LOL LOL I still cant believe that I got it!
Below in purple is what Hubby found on the internet....Which answers all the questions LOL It is off of the LOTROs website. (Lord of the Rings, Tolkien website, an online gaming community)

Oh and I believe the drawing in the sand in the upper left is the "Eye of Mordor" LOL LOL I am still laughing.

"In my absence, I am counting on my friends to shoulder the burden of my threadly duties here.

Tis a far, far better thing you do than you've ever done before. Or something like that.

I'm going to the Oregon coast, where I will be joined by a bunch of folks from my Tolkien email group. Every so often, us Tolkien geeks who mostly hobnob online get together in person. We read from LOTR and discuss it, listen to the ocean, hike down the Hobbit Trail (yes, there really is one called just that in Oregon!) descend upon the used bookstores, watch the LOTR movies (including the old Bakshi and Rankin-Bass chestnuts), listen to the BBC LOTR tapes, play LOTR boardgames and, like true hobbits, have six meals a day when we can get them--amongst much other fun stuff for the next five days.

In the past, we've had people come to Mootstock (and we thought up that name way, WAY before anyone thought of W00tstock) from as far as Mississippi, Michigan and Ohio. Nobody is coming quite that far this time, though there will be travelers from Texas, Colorado and Washington to join us Oregonians for the moot (short for entmoot).

This is the first time we've met in person since the advent of LOTRO, and we will be taking advantage of the game to fellow with two mooters--one in Michigan and one in New Mexico--who play LOTRO but are unable to join us in person. This way, they can join us "in person" at Mootstock via the game. I'm looking forward to it! It should be lots of fun. It always is."

I hope they dont mind me giving them a small plug here on my little old blog LOL. Now enjoy your laugh at my nerdyness LOL LOL

Monday, June 21, 2010

Funny story....part one....

Ok, before I tell the funny part of the story, although if you know what this stands for.... you will find it funny too....post and let me know what your guesses are, before you google it LOL LOL.
It says, (these are two dif pics, I had to take them before the tide washed it away!)

Mootstock 2010

Make note of the drawing up to the left of Mootstock too. I dont know what the one on the right says.
It will be fun to see your guesses! (and your amusement at what it stands for! LOL)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sunday stills....Go low, look high....

Our visit to the Tillamook Air Museum, fit the theme for todays Sunday Stills I didnt have to go that low! LOL but we sure felt like ants looking high at this building! The ceiling is 192 feet high!

The Hot are ballon for a little more perspective. I will never get over just how BIG that this building is! And a treat to visit too.

And Hubby looking high overhead! With a high flyer in front of him.

I know I posted these in my last post, but they are new pictures and they fit the theme in my little mind LOL LOL I hope some of you can visit the Museum some time.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Day three on the Oregon coast....Tillamook Air museum....

Monday we got up and went to Starbucks, Hubby has a serious Starbucks fettish LOL, got some breakfast, greek yogurt and vanilla scones, and a Chai tea, Hubby has a vente peppermint mocha, he is seriously addicted to them LOL. Then we headed up the coast on Hwy 101. When we got to Tillamook we pulled into the Tillamook Air Museum. The shear size of this building is amazing!! and totally framed out of wood!

The doors are Huge! The pillers on the left are the remnants of another building that burnt down in the '90's.

Inside the gift shop there are little planes hanging from the roof, and a small cafe.
I had to take this so you could see the skeleton of the building.

Inside the shear size is mind boggleing!!! 192 feet to the top! and 3 football fields long! The exhibits tell all about building them and how long and how many people, it was quite an undertaking in the day!
The history of these buildings is fascinating. They were built to hold blimps during World War II. This pic shows how many they could fit in one hanger! Eight of them!
It now houses antique aircraft, and the museum and way in the back RV storage! Its that big!
On one side you can go into a room and watch a short movie about the history of the area and the war and the need for the buildings and the air ships. There is a lot of World War two memorabilia from the local area. It is amazing to learn that, yes the mainland of the US was attacked during the war, by ballons with bombs hanging from them, sent from Japan! A few even made it to land!

Hubby looking up at the roof, you are in there looking around and cant help but keep looking up, it is so big!

This huge plane is out front, you had to pay another $3 to go walk through it, we didnt.
Hubby looking inside the cockpit of a plane.

I found a Mustang! LOL LOL
These old vehicles from WWII are pretty cool, amazing what they had to work with!
They seem so old and crude by todays equipment, although the Jeep was the most inovative machine of the war.
This little bicycle was funny, I could just picture a young Army private riding this around LOL

This is a hot air ballon hanging from the rafters, you do not get over the shear size of this building the whole time you are there! The museum planes, most of them are still flying! It is a working exhibit. The museum space took up about 1/2+ of the building LOL, the rest was RVs.
This is a really funky helicopter, see the double blades? It was an experimental craft. I sure dont know how it flew without those blades hitting each other!
On one side they have a sheeted ceiling covering the planes.

A cool old firetruck. You can see the RVs in the back that are stored there.
There is an actual room that houses the machine that made the helium to fill all the air ships. The air ships would escort destroyers, spotting for submarines. there were air ship stations all around the US coast. from Oregon to Maine. I believe that it was the Army Air Corp, back then before the Air Force split off to its own. There is a lot of Navy history too!
An antique Air Force uniform.
I dont even want to imagin what the water out of these cans would even taste like! bleck!
This old fighter has cute painting on it.
This one is really strange looking, land or sea!
It could land on water too!
And back out to the gift shop. We spotted this group of Red Hatters! LOL, there for lunch at the Cafe. They were pretty cute, I nonchallantly took this pic of them LOL There were more behind me in the gift shop. They were there on a bus from a retirement home.

I have no idea how long we were in the Museum, but it was really cool! I you ever get down that way, and like history and planes do stop in!
From here we headed north to Seaside and Astoria and then East to home. We had a great weekend, it was really nice to get away for a few days.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What is so soothing about ocean waves....

I took some fun pics of the waves when we were down on the beach last weekend. I was really trying to capture the wave curl. The waves were so cool, really long long curls, 100s of feet long. Saturday the ocean was pretty quiet, and really pretty.
This is looking south down the beach.
Hubby looking over the rocks.

Beautiful waves.
Sunset behind the rock. The tide was coming in, I almost got wet! LOL
Looking North.

The clouds were starting to come back in the evening, made for some nice photos.

Through the trees
I had fun with the different settings on my camera, it has a sunset setting that gives the pics that really dark orange tone. Regular setting for landscape turned out like below.

I really dont know what the orange bubbles are LOL, reflection of the sun in the water.
Sunday we went down to Newport and had breakfast at the Pig and Pancake, I had the apple crepes and sausage links, soooo gooood!!!!
Here are some of the resident sealions at the docks on the waterfront.
Goofy fat critters, they would beg for food. Or just sleep, LOL.
Here are more out on the jetty.
This funny sign was above the door to this tavern, LOL it made me laugh.

Thats all for today! more to come.