Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Week In Review

     Although I try and post more exciting bits of our exploring around the area, between work and having three kids, and just life--we are just not getting out as much right now.   So for those little adventures around Bellingham I try to do a week in review.   My next post will be about our family's great train ride several months back.   I try to keep posts up to date, but have been failing on this.   

     Early in the week we learned that the corn maze had opened up near the big city of Lyndan.   We did not learn that it was only open on weekends this time of year.  And the whole sight was closed and very dark.  I tried to convince the kiddos that if they were quiet enough they could do the maze for free by the light of our cars headlights, but they were not game.   After looking at the web sight, and how big this maze looks, I hope to soon return when the maze is actually open, and have more to tell about the trip.  

     The above is not the big corn maze.  It is part of the garden in front Hill Crest Chapel.  Were a large car show was recently held.  With proceeds going to the youth programs. 

Another part of the garden. 
I have always really enjoyed sun flowers

Two of the kids checking out there future mode of transit.

The many trophies up for grabs.

                                          My personal favorite was this old pick-up.

                          Of course there was also lots of food and activities for all!

       Across from the church is this great tree.   I hope that we do not see an early freeze, because I believe the colors will be amazing this fall!   
    I am borrowing my step moms very nice camera at the moment.  It is so nice, I am almost afraid to touch it.  In fact so far I have only takin' one picture with it.  This is mostly because of my busy schedule.  Over the next few days, I am actually going to explore with the camera.  So you will soon see my results.  Unless they are really bad.  I am mostly thinking using the camera will make me want to upgrade mine soon.  

      Speaking of in-laws.   I learned yesterday that 80% of our significant others and our parents have the same eye color.  So your mom and dad most likely have the same eye color as your wife and or husband.  The result did not explain this, but I am thinking because we search out mates that remind us of our parents, with the qualities and such>?

   I personally believe the only thing that should taste like pumpkins is pumpkins and pumpkin pie.   But in light of the season thought I should post this picture.  Especially since I am sitting in a Starbucks typing this post.  Sipping coffee, OK--guzzling coffee.  For many many more deep thoughts and almost amusing pictures please check out my longer running blog series at  http://www.wyomingjack.blogspot.com/   Our very old bed has become beyond uncomfortable and my wife and I really do not get any sleep.  Plus get the benefits of waking up with sore backs and sore everything else. We went bed shopping last week and ended up at  DeWaard and Bode the appliance/bed store up by The Home Depot and Dennys. I give a huge kudos to our clerk--Jeff. He took tons of time to professionally help us and pick a bed perfect for us, not perfect for his sales quota. He actually knew what he was talking about and went out of his way to attempt to get us payments on the bed. And than he sent us a thank you card in the mail this week. Great service for sure! I have often rambled on about how no one actually knows how to do there job. Call any service help-line or visit most stores in this town, and you will see what I am talking about. When I have free time, I enjoy asking cashiers to actually count my change back to me, instead of placing the lump sum in my hand. A good 90% can not actually count the change back. I must say it was awesome to find such a great worker! Although we ended up spending a lot for a bed, it is beyond comfortable. And we are now ruined, after resting on it in the store, to be un-comfortable until we get the bed delivered. 

Fall also marks that snow is just around the corner.  
I will prepare to sleep on the couch now, for when my wife sees this picture posted.
One always has time to make snow angels!

                                **"The cops never think it is as funny as you do!"**

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Welcome Everyone

                       New paint job  State Street between Fairhaven and Bellingham

    A few months ago I started this second blog series of mine for several reasons.  It is still greatly under construction.  But posts and ideas are slowly making there way into each post.  I have many more exploring posts and new features in the works.  Please check out my new Facebook page at    Wyoming Jack/Bobble Head's Blogs Exploring Bellingham & Whatcom county
    and feel free to leave your own jokes, pictures, comments, coffee pictures, local events and items for sale.  

                                 Just off State Street above Boulevard Park

   When I first moved to Bellingham---I did not know that we lived in Whatcom county.  I say
"Whatcom" on everything and thought it was for the presidential race.  Or part of a web sight address.  I finally broke down and asked my buddy what it stood for, and was very embarrassed to learn it was the county!

    Very soon I hope to add many links to local sights full of events and useful guides to the visitor or anyone moving to this area.  And sights that I use weekly.  This is the fourth time I have moved to Bellingham, and I love the area!  Everything about it.  From the many hikes, to the great pictures I find daily.  There is a ton to do here each and every day of the week.  And much of it is free.  This time around I got married, and am here to stay in the area for a long time.   I will not say for good, because moving is in both my wife and my blood for sure.  At the moment we are more than proud to call Fairhaven our home.  So many of my exploring blogs start in this great town. 

                                                             Dirty Dan Harris

 We are looking into moving a little down the road to Ferndale, but it is not in the cards just yet.  I try to show my love for this area in each post.  And I greatly enjoy taking pictures.  Every non joke picture in each blog, is my own.  I hope you enjoy them even half as much as I enjoy takin' them.   I have several of these displayed on my wall above our laptop.  And used to think some of them were extra nice.  Until I started looking at pages of local professional photographers.   

      My 2nd mission with these pages was to encourage my parents to visit this area.  It is a long trip from Wyoming and if they visit it will be a few month trip.  I hope that the pictures and exploring blogs will help them realize how great an area this really is.  Defiantly a whole new world from Wyoming!   This also goes to anyone on the invite list for our 2nd wedding next year.  Encouragement for the far away guests to want to visit.  

  This sight almost has 1,000 views and I hope to gain more local readers.  So please share the links if you enjoy what you see here.  My longer running blog series now has 10,000 views.   Feel free to check this sight out also at  www.wyomingjack.blogspot.com  And after I can prove a better reader base, I hope to add very reasonable local advertising to this blog.  VERY reasonable because this is a new sight.    But enough rambling, here are some of my favorite pictures from the area!   Please check out all of my posts for more great pictures!  Or better yet, git out there and explore!

                                                               Saturday Market

Great Falls Park

Old City Hall downtown

Near the Post Office Down town.

"Snow meets bay

Peace Arch

Lake Whatcom