Lolo

I’ve long wanted to visit Lolo Pass in good weather, and finally got the chance during our return drive from Hamilton, MT. We pulled into the very nice little visitor’s center where the ranger told us that the camas was in bloom in a meadow just a short drive from where we were. Given the …

A nice Bonus!

The previously mentioned RTO Basic Course adjourned at about 1400 Sunday afternoon, giving the two of us some time to explore the area around Hamilton. A little on-line searching led us to a nearby trailhead and a nice little trail. Bear Creek is about seven miles from town, and the trail runs beside it. There’s …

Brush, beaten

Number two son and I were in Hamilton, MT June 14-17 for NCScout’s RTO Basic course. While I’ve been involved in communications both professionally, and as an avocation for more than three decades; this course was well worth the cost of both time and cash. The focus is on creating infrastructure to support field communications. …

DDDone!

That, my friends, is the Cuban Sandwich at Vinny’s Bakery in Pasco. This was our last stop on our tour of the local joints featured in the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives program. Let me tell you, it was worth the wait. The bread, baked on site, was delicious, and the sandwich filling portion …

Ride to a Dive

Another great lunch today at a place in Kennewick featured by Guy in Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives. Today was Barley’s Brewhub. I can’t speak to their beer selection because I was driving, but it sure looked good and I was overhearing good comments from other diners. Mary and I (alas) both had unsweetened iced tea …

Another New Joint

We took Gretel the Ural to Porter’s Real Barbecue in Kennewick for lunch today. This is a fairly new place that we hadn’t been to yet. I had the pulled pork, some slaw, and an order of baked beans. All were excellent! The pork was melt-in-your-mouth tender, and was awesome with their Original BBQ sauce. …

What a Great Weekend

We traveled to Yakima both Saturday and Sunday and had a great time both days. Our daughter-in-law’s birthday is coming up on the 30th, so we had a birthday celebration at her parent’s place Saturday. Many burgers were sacrificed, I tell you, and copious quantities of chips and ice cream were devoured! The grand-kids and …

A Surprise Picture of the Two of Us

We had a small get together for our church today at a local restaurant and ride Ural there. One of our priests got a picture of us unloading after we pulled in. We don’t get shots of the two of us very often, so I thought I’d share.

New Spot for Lunch

We tried out a new spot for lunch today on the recommendation of our priest. (Hey, it had to be good. Right?) It was a beautiful day, despite the bad news from number two son, so we decided to take Gretel the Ural out for a spin with Just Joel’s in Kennewick as our destination. …