July 22, 2018
When we left Omak, Washington, the temperature was expected to exceed 100 degrees. While we were there, we got great views of Mars and the moon.
Because I was scheduled to have surgery in Seattle to remove some skin cancer, we headed back to camp on Bainbridge Island. When we got to our campsite, the temperature was in the 70’s. It has been lovely here. A few times, we have had to turn the heat on at night since it drops into the 50’s.
We’re going to be in Washington for another 3 weeks and I wish we could spend all that time near the Puget Sound because the weather is so nice. I have not been able to find a way to stay. All the campgrounds are booked. I spent hours trying to work something out and we can’t do it. After my follow-up doctor appointment on Tuesday, we will head back to the east side of the Cascades. Although lovely, it will likely be hot.
Coco will be staying with us over the next couple weeks. We went into Seattle yesterday to pick her up and spend time with Jason and Dan. Jason, Dan, and I went to Nordstrom for the half yearly sale. The Nordstrom in Seattle is incredible. I think there is a shoe department on every floor. While we were gone, Regis kept the dogs company and took pictures of flies. He was supposed to take pictures of birds, but I only found a couple bird pictures of a gull flying high up in the sky.
Jason made an incredible dinner for us. We had a lovely time and headed back to Bainbridge on the ferry late in the evening. The city view is beautiful at night from the ferry, but it is impossible to take a good picture at night on a moving ferry.
Linda that ferry ride from Bainbridge to Seattle is great. Some of the places you mentioned in WA I have never heard of so was going to look them up on the Atlas. Hope all goes well on the surgery and everything checks out fine. Will be thinking of you. We are in Del Mar, CA right now. Spent two weeks in CO and then Orem, Utah, then Las Vegas and now CA for a week. Then to AZ for two days and then New Mexico. Should be home by August 3rd. Paul is only home for 2 weeks and then off again to Wyoming and CO till the middle of September for his hiking and mountain climbing. At least we have been missing a lot of the heat which is good. Looking forward to seeing you guys in the fall. Safe travels. You
You two are covering a lot of ground in a short period of time. Safe travels and we look forward to seeing both of you when we get back. We may get back before Paul.