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.
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!"**
- In light of driving someone to court last week I offer these. I stole this list but am sure I could add many more. Like Don't ask a motorcycle cop were his seat belt is!
The top 20 things not to say to a cop when he pulls you over.
20. I can't reach my license unless you hold my beer.
19. Sorry officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
18. Aren't you the guy from the vil...
17. Hey, you must have been doing 125 to keep up with me, good job.
16. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical shape to be a police officer.
5. I was going to be a cop, but I decided to finish high school instead.
14. Bad cop. No donut.
13. You're not going to check the trunk, are you?
12. Gee, that gut sure doesn't inspire confidence.
11. Didn't I see you get your butt kicked on cops?
10. Is it true that people become cops because they are too dumb to work at McDonalds?
9. I pay your salary
8. So uh, you on the take or what?
7. Gee officer, that's terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning.
6. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
5. I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there is no other cars around, that's how far they are ahead of me.
4. What do you mean have I been drinking? You are the trained specialist.
3. Well, when I reached down to pick up my bag of crack, my gun fell off of my lap and got lodged between the brake and the gas pedal, forcing me to speed out of control.
2. Hey, is that a 9mm? That's nothing compared to this 44 magnum.
1. Hey, can you give me another one of those full cavity searches?That someone I drove to court last week was my mother in law. I will not explain the circumstances, but will say that it was a great joy for me to be on that side of the court room experience. I have been in more than my share of court rooms ----and having the judge yell at you, is never a high light. We were just out of Seattle, and it was extra nice and sunny that day. I was going to use my borrowed camera --but had intended to fill in at work that afternoon. So thought I was going to have to hurry home. I ended up not going to work. Is it considered playing hookie if you miss a day you are not actually on the work schedule?I did have some time to roam around and get some pictures of course. And than for about half an hour I lost my mother in law. She was in the court room, and her public defendant called her to her office to go over paper work. It was long enough I was starting to think this was all code, and they took her to the near by jail. I even called my wife, and told her I had lost her mom. But she soon returned to the court room and it was decided when her next court date would be. Her absence gave me plenty of time to listen to other rulings. Which as I said, is more than enjoyable when you are not guilty of anything. Equally as fun is the new police scanner App we just got for our Ipod. And now a few pictures from that day. And yes I realize that these are all out of Whatcom county. Enjoy anyway!The local bike tie up posts are metal bikes.Even this building is chained to the ground to keep burglars at bay.In front of the city hall building.About 80 feet away was a river to enjoy.Above is a reflection of the water in the concrete of a huge bridge spanning the river.Last week we also ended up at a salvage yard crammed full of great sights. Most are beyond the normal family's budget though. As you head down Baker View toward I-5 --get in the right hand lane around Fred Myers. Instead of jumping on the highway, merge right just before the over pass. When you see the above old wagon take a right into the drive way.This helicopter sits out front of the main storage building. Another large building awaits exploring below this one.The Red Barron zooms just above your head.On this day Elvis sang us a song.So many other great sights await. If you live in Bellingham it is well worth a look.Last week we also ended up in Ferndale for a few hours.I hope that our family can move to this town soon.But it is not in the cards right now.I feel the above shot looks like something from the ET movie**"Sheep are safe!"**I have mentioned this many times, mostly in my other blog series. But being from Wyoming I have heard alllll of the sheep jokes. And have savored the fact that I was raised in the back woods state. Anyways, I now have quite a collection of toy sheep displayed on our entertainment center. Above are my two newest ones. The one on the right is very old, and doubles as a wind up music box.This is most of my collection!Actual shop in Fairhaven.I found it amusing.Best picture sign in Fairhaven if only because it shows there are coffee shops in either direction. Tonys--which now has free wi fi and a personal favorite shop of mine the Firehouse Cafe.With our less sleep for the past few weeks---this is the floor board of our car at the moment.I have just started working weekend nights at work, and it is very fast paced. My tips depend on me being able to keep up, so have been consuming caffeine. Nothing new---this just kind of puts it in perspective.Lastly for today--I share my new favorite T-shirt.Speaking of Facebook---please check out my new page on the sight!
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