Kites and Swans

Not the best of images ( two are from a point and shoot camera), but thought it would be fun to share. Seaside is one of the towns along the West Coast that is great for kite flying. There used to be a kite shop just off of the Promenade, but sadly has closed.

Renting a swan and cruising around the slough that passes through Seaside is a traditional activity for visitors.

Be safe

and have fun in your travels!

From the Mothership!

Update for 2017

We have no extensive travel plans for this Summer, unlike last Summer. I still plan to post images when we do travel in the Mothership. The past couple of months have brought a slew of health issues for me and it seems prudent to take care of them ( or, you can look at as -they are impacting my day to day life).

I’m still wearing a boot, hoping the bone fracture in my right foot will heal soon. Last Saturday I was in the ER, with my wife, for 7 hours, experiencing extreme back pain.  A  CT scan showed I had a fractured 8th rib in the back, on the left side. While there they did some blood work and one of the test they ran was for an enzyme that is related to blood clots. I had an elevated level of this enzyme. So, this past week I have had a Doppler Scan of my lower left leg ( Edema) and what they call a Lexiscan- a two day procedure of sorts. I couldn’t do a treadmill test due to the boot on my right foot, so what the Lexicon does is chemically forces your heart to ‘race’ while they do an EKG to monitor things. This is followed  by imaging. The second day another injection and imaging to show your heart function at a slower rate.

The good news is, my fractures are on the mend and the pain from them is under control. If they can sort out the heart/blood clot issue and come up with a solution, I will be close to being back to my normal self- as scary as that might be :-)!

On my other, older blog, I have been posting images of our backyard flowers and less field photos. Once I get my ‘wheels’ back, I plan to be doing more field images around Seattle, an ever changing city.

Hope you still find this site worth a visit from time to time. We do have a trip, in the Mothership planned,to go to Weiser, Idaho in August to view the total eclipse.  So, I hope to bring home some interesting travel images from that Mothership Adventure.

Be well

and safe travels

from The Mothership !!