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We were pleased to have a visit from Mary Anderson and our favorite canine friend, Lucy. We gave Lucy her Christmas present early and she took seconds to destroy the wrapping and extricate the ball on a rope. The ball lasted only slightly longer.
Today’s adventure was a tour of the Seattle waterfront and Ballard Locks.It was a super pleasant day but probably a little boring for two teenage girls.
We had hoped to do a seaplane fly-over around Mt. Rainier but about 20 minutes after take-off it we got word the mountain was clouded over. So we spent about an hour ove Seattle and east over Mt. Si and North Bend.
After spending a few hours clearing grass from between the patio flagstones, the girls needed a break:
Alyssa and Abby arrived today, apparently not at all fatigued after an already long day’s travel.
When Trisha was presented with the opportunity to take care of a neighbor’s dog for a week, she just couldn’t say no. So we have the delightful company this week of Miss Lucy, a sweet, very energetic eight-month old black lab. Today we took her to Rattlesnake Lake where she explored the paths and took a couple of brief dips in a creek.
Today we drove with the Radabaugh clan to Wolf Haven in Tenino, WA. Trisha and I have intended to visit Wolf Haven for years but never got around to making the seventy minute drive. It was well worth the trip. The wolves here are largely animals that were “pets” at some point although there are some tenants that are being prepared for release back into the wild. The guide provided useful general information and details on each animal. Getting to see these creatures up close was very cool but the highlight of the visit was the haven-wide howl when all the wolves joined into that wonderful eerie song. Very exciting.
Our long-time friend and colleague, George Greenia, dropped by for a short stay and we decided to take advantage of the lovely fall day to visit the Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection. The gardens feature dozens of spectacular plants, some of them creating fantastic miniature landscapes. Of course, spending time with the esteemed professor Greenia is a treat onto itself, especially since he has recieved the Cross of Isabel the Catholic from the government of Spain for his research in the area of Spanish pilgrimages.