Wednesday was the best day of the summer. We got lucky and spent it at Waikiki Beach- which is really in the Columbia River- but at the mouth so there is plenty of salt water wave action. There are really short videos to watch ... see last photos.
A rather interesting elderly man bikes around the area with his 2 kayaks. I suppose it makes sense. Wikipedia defines a kayak as a 'small human powered boat'. This man must take the 'human powered' part seriously and therefore use his bike too.
What makes it double interesting is his attire (kind of nutty professor/homeless person). I think he carries most of his possessions in the large basket on the bike. But I noticed some wrapped picture frames... very curious.
Notice, he has the sit above Kayak for Ocean and the nicer fresh water Kayak for the River.
The sure sign of the return of fall leaves, pumpkins, crisp weather and sunny days. Ahhh, Pumpkin Spice Lattes. We called the family Barista- Paris, to celebrate! She had mentioned last week that they were coming... and behold- Portland Starbucks got them one day before the Upper Peninsula! Hehe... but Paris gets to have them every day! Alas, the nearest Starbucks to us is in Astoria. A drive we make about every 10 days.
The update on Paris- classes started yesterday. She is busy with school, work (at Starbucks), track, volleyball (yup, you read that right) and she got a new (used) car! We are waiting for photos to post.
This is her senior year at Northern Michigan University. She will be studying for and taking her MCATS- expecting to enter Podiatry Medical School in the fall.
Aura hobbled with her 'boot'. We sat in the very front row and enjoyed some wine and champagne. Kenny Loggins played a short set- but it was GREAT! We ran into Sally from Seaview (and Battleground) too. Aura made fun of the old people dancing and getting all excited over Kenny- but she knew all the words to the songs and danced along with us.
Last Saturday was our turn at the County Fair. The girls enjoyed the fair while we worked the GOP Booth and CCAP Booth. (Coastal Community Action Program- I am on the Board.) We had a big Cowboy Breakfast made by 4H kids, they went on all the rides (a few times), visited the cows, sheep, chickens, flowers, and ALL the booths. We ate Elephant Ears, Cotton Candy, Kettle Korn, Salmon, Corn Dogs, Pizza and any other Fair food we could stuff into our bodies.