Category: Highways and Byways

Can’t torment the chickens

There is a chicken house alongside the Interurban Trail in a stretch where we walk the dog; Cody always likes to stop there and go on full alert, tail and ears straight up, wanting to pounce but of course there is a double chicken-wire enclosure, and the main rooster...

Trouble at the Home Depot?

Some years ago, we were fixing to go in the hardware store, but then I saw this in the parking lot; was there a zombie incident at the Home Depot? Or is he just picking up supplies? We took our chances. I did see a lot of glassy-eyed people...

It’s D-day for the 4H kids

We went to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe on Friday. If you have ever been to the fair, well there you are. Nothing is really different. As expected, everything was overpriced. (Nine bucks for an elephant ear!! Are they using real elephants??) We did enjoy visiting the critters...

Retired Gator

We saw this alligator at the Reptile Zoo up in Gold Bar, and you can tell by the look on his snout, he is retired. I don’t know if he gets a pension though, or just eats pensioners....

Bad Combo in the stars

We were shuffling down the Walk of Stars in Hollywood a few days ago, and I came across these; Mister Rogers and… Sarah Silverman? I love them both, but worlds are colliding here. The only connection I can think of, is they both visit the land of make believe....

Protection for the stormwater retention pond

This broken Virgin Mary appeared years ago at “Petey’s Pond” (So dubbed after the dog I had when we discovered it). Someone put her back together as best they could, and she has greeted visitors and attracted other artifacts, such as this red candle holder. I only wish she...

Cans of Studio City

We were walking around in Studio City and encountered these fun garbage can planters, in the parking lot of an AM/PM, of all places. I think it’s a law in California, all trash receptacles are going green… and whimsical....

Saturday Auction goat

The saturday auction in Stanwood has this amazing goat in the window. I guess it’s to get passersby to think “Next week is our wedding anniversary! Betty would love this!”. Only to be disappointed- it’s for display only....

We would be benevolent royalty

Daphne’s birthday rolled around again, this time she chose the Experience Music Project (EMP museum) at Seattle Center. We aren’t really that interested in seeing the Nirvana exhibit, however the room with antique guitars was interesting. I spent the extra $5 per for the Science Fiction museum housed within;...