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  1. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Lou,we'll have to get together sometime and have a beer. Might be over there sometime around the end of June. Bill
  2. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    I have to add that there are good rafting trips in the area and its on the western edhge of world famous washington apple country. If you come in late summer theres the best fruit ever. Or if you like cherries come in late june and pick your fill.
  3. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Don't know much about running in races but I do know that Leavenworth WA is nuts from Thanksgiving till Christmas. Trainloads and busloads of people from the west side and Canada pour in to enjoy the Alp like atmosphere and Bavarian style architecture. I like the Gluwine (hot spiced wine) you can get there but buy it from the convenience and gas station store up on the hiway. Its only $12 there as opposed to $25-30 down in the main street stores. If you like mobs of people and lines for the restrooms then Leavenworth is the place for you at Christmas time. Was there the monday after Mothers day at 10 AM and it was still hard to find a place to park. We did have a nice time whale watching out of Anacortes WA on Mothers day . Saw 3 species of whales ,Porpoise and a pod of stellar sealions hauled out on some rocks. Huge king salmon fed sealions.
  4. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    In light of getting older but being able to "stroke a check". Eminds me of the words of the great Alaskan poet and news resonality Rueben Gaines who said. He spent his health to gain his wealth , And then with might and main He spent it all to gain it back again.
  5. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Jim,$2000 doesn't sound too bad for 100 ft of waterline. Cost me $1500 to replace my domestic line 45 feet from the street to the house. He had 2 young bucks with steel handled shovels that opened up the service thru the foundation. They dug like badgers in about 10 minutes had it all ready. Then filled it in and replaced the sod. A week later you couldn't tell they'd been there. I was happy to write the check.
  6. David Rice

    Nope. Turns out there are two DAvid Rices in Sitka, I googled them and our David Rice did'nt show up on facebook.Didn't try a PM
  7. Them Old Jokes

    Chesterfield Snapdragon McFisticuffs tried to rob a bank with a fake gun made of Gelatin. He was arrested for carrying a congealed weapon.
  8. David Rice

    Has anyone heard from David Rice from Sitka Alaska. As far as I can tell his last post was last Nov. He was working on a Syren.
  9. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Lou, I was also thinking of the one up by Monte Cristo and big four mountain. Skykomish has kinda turned itself around since being declared a superfund site. If you haven't already you might run out there and take a look. There's a quite nice 7.5 gauge railroad out there now running both steam and diesel locomotives and giving free rides. Besides its a nice drive. My daughter lives in Goldbar and we get out there frequently. King County is another matter, we have property on Vashon Island which we looked into developing but the permitting fees went into the thousands before we could even cut weeds let alone move any dirt. We've had a couple inquiries to buy but no followups.
  10. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    Well ,That's good the old wooden places are surviving. Maybe modern fire prevention methods are improving the longevity of them. Cool buildings, I was sorta thinking the only existed in the minds of eastern model railroaders.;)
  11. The "What have you done today?" thread.

    John,that's a great model of an old firetrap. I love that style of architecture but I think most of them have burned.
  12. Tecko, I lived in the shadow of that volcano for thirty years. Mark Myers is one of my favorite marine artists. He painted that picture while visiting in Sitka,Alaska. I have forgotten the story of why those Aleut otter hunters were pulling those ships. But theres not much wind and the right of way there is very tight.
  13. Eight Sided Drainage Mill scale 1:15 (Achtkante Poldermolen)

    Happy is the miller who lives by himself As the wheel goes round he's gaining in his wealth one hand in the hopper and the other in the bag as the wheel goes round he cries out GRAB ! Thats when you tickle the little kid you're singing the song too. Origin unknown. My father in law sang it to his daughter and we sang it to our kids and grandson
  14. Your favorite saying

  15. I'm sorry ,I seem to have killed this thread. I was JUST kidding.I'm really a friendly guy.

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