Seaside Slough

A marker honoring those who served and a glimpse of the slough as it curves its way around the town. Since we were in Seaside during the week of July 4th it seemed appropriate to acknowledge past veterans.

A week from  today we are casting off the lines of the Mothership and taking a journey to Weiser, ID. to view the eclipse . Very scenic area along the Oregon/Idaho border and the Snake River. We will be there three days, dry camping ( kind of roughing it) along with a horde of other folks headed to that area to view the eclipse for 2:07 minutes!

Safe travels

from the Mothership!

PS: my apologies for a less than exciting blog this summer. I hope the Idaho voyage will make up for things. Health issues have impacted daily life as well as travel plans.

Random Seaside

While riding around Seaside on a super fast electric trike I came upon this replica-barn shed and flowers. As I was shooting this from the end of a driveway the owner pulled in behind me —-Busted– and proceeded up the driveway to park. Needless to say, I hopped on the Hypersonic Trike into another dimension.  ( makes for a more interesting story!).

Trespassing and photography seem to go together :-).

 

Safe 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 !!