Monday, March 2, 2009

The Weekend

The Hubs and I had a full weekend. Saturday we headed up to the beautiful Skagit Valley for a wedding.
The Hubs and I had a disagreement on posting pictures and blogging about this wedding. This blog post is a compromise. Sometimes that's what a girl has to do to get a ride back home!

I'm not much of a wild life watcher or a stop and enjoy your surroundings person. I grew up in some of the most beautiful country in our wonderful United States and I'll be the first to admit that I take advantage of it's beauty and don't usually notice it.

Saturday was a gray day but not raining and on our way to the Valley one couldn't help but notice the wildlife. It was POW! right in front of you every where you turned. It must be getting close to spring.

I snapped some pictures on our way up to the wedding. Some turned out, some didn't. So for the pictures that didn't.............I high jacked some good pictures off Google for you.

Here is a little of what we saw on the way ........................

This is a high jacked picture off the Internet. I don't know who took it but it's a hell of lot better than the one I took

Field after field of swans. These birds are HUGE and when you have hundreds of them in a field it's a noise like you've never heard before. It's a sight of beauty and a symphony.

Another high jacked picture from Google

We saw 4 or 5 Bald Eagles. I never get tired of seeing them. I probably would if they were carrying off my animals out of the back yard at my house but they really are a spectacular bird. I have seen millions of them and I still get excited when I see them.
OK, maybe not millions but a lot!

Geese.................Oh Lord for geese!

All the fields looked like this. I have never seen so many geese in all my life. The fields were filled with ducks Mallard ducks also. They are every where, more than I have ever seen in these fields.

All the white you see in this picture are geese!

Yeah that's a turkey in the flower bed.

This just made me laugh. On our walk to the old church for the wedding there were turkeys roaming the neighborhood.

I get all annoyed with the big dogs in our neighborhood crapping in our yard. It's hard enough to keep up with my little dog and his crap, let alone a dog that makes piles the size of a cow pies. Can you imagine turkeys in your yard? These guys would be in my oven in a second if they were in my yard, on my porch, in my flower beds, and roaming around making a big mess. Turkeys scare me. When I was a kid some friends had a turkey and that thing was huge and mean!

WOW! I have become the cranky neighbor!

To the Wedding........
after not reading the invite and driving to the wrong place, walking around wondering why nobody was there we finally got to the right location.


I just looked at the date, the time, and the town. That was all I needed to know. I knew everything from there. Everyone knows where weddings and receptions are held in this town. Yeah, apparently there are more than just the two places I know of.

The bikes starting to pull up in front of the old church.

This was a sight to see. The front of the church was full of bikes all the way across the front by the time everyone arrived.The alter where the ceremony was preformed.

In front of the bike with the baskets of beautiful flowers.

The cake

I didn't get a picture of the live band that played Another One Bites The Dust as the bride and groom walked down the isle together after being pronounced man and wife. It was cute.

I love this picture.

The groom giving one of his buddies a hug after the ceremony.

I'm not much of a huggy person. I won't turn down a hug but you probably won't ever see me running toward you with my arms open looking for a hug. This is what I found so funny, touching, ironic, interesting, whatever you want to call it...........all these big burly tough guys (one of the guys had been in a fight and was black and blue in the face with stitches) dressed in leather, carrying guns, and knives were such a huggy bunch. It touched me and .......just reiterated that everything isn't what it seems!
It was touching to see my big burly tough ass friend so happy and sick with love. I'm happy for both of them and was honored that they would invite their Lands End Cardigan Sweater wearin friend and her label-whore (he wore Tommy Bahama) husband.


We headed back up to the Valley and went for a drive over to Whidbey Island with my parents and Princess Spoiled Brat.

I love going on road trips with my Dad. He has done a lot of work and playing in this area and he knows the history, what's happenin and what's goin to happen.

We didn't go anywhere exciting or see anything exciting. It's just a nice drive over there and I learned some new history and about some new million dollar homes going in. It was something to do on a rainy Sunday.

Thought I would share some pictures of some of the sights on your way to Whidbey Island. I know, I have shared before about this drive but it truly is one of my favorites.

Deception Pass

These are pictures that I high jacked off Google. They must have been taken in the summer. When we went on Sunday it was low tide, windy, gray, and hard to see. Still beautiful even on the crappiest of weather days.

This is the bridge that goes from Fidalgo Island to Whidbey Island.

Click here to see more fabulous pictures that I saw on Google.

If you like a road trip or camping I highly suggest you put this on your list of places to see.

The State Park at Deception Pass has been voted the best, most beautiful, and largest in our state.

These are some pictures I took last summer.

Of course we had to go to the Naval Base and drive around a bit. This is The Hubs last debt in his military career and I think sometimes he misses it.

The planes flying over head makes me giddy with excitement.

I love it!
Then we went to the Old Seaplane Base which is full of history and my Dad has great stories of being on this base when civilians could go on the base to fish, crab, and drink beer.

A fun weekend was had by all

I have to leave you with this picture...............................

Charlie and The Hubs watching TV.

Charlie really does like to watch TV. It would be interesting to know what he's thinking when he's watching AX Man on the History Channel


Linda said...

Hey Timi, looks like a fun filled weekend. The snow geese are great to see, we sure do have the best of alot of worlds here in Washington I must say. I need to get up there and snap some shots of them.
Your Charlie is so cute!
And your hubby, what a good guy, I am still impressed with his tile work!

April said...

I love geese! I want one as a pet, but hubby says they are dirty. :o(

Amber Rose said...

Did you know I was born in Coupville?? LOL!! We just went to Ft Casey a few weeks ago..Love it up north!! Good weekend indeed!!

Our really empty nest said...

Hey Timi, it looks like we will be living similiar lives for the next couple of months! I just got the call from my handsome Indian Dr, and he said how about next week Monday or Thursday, and I said Thursday and he said what about Monday??? He is having his staff call me back to tell me exactly what day, I guess the sooner the better, I need to walk for vacation this end of May! We can watch some of the old movies that I see you like and I do, yours mine and ours, and with 6 you get egg roll, and compare notes! I am a bit freaked out, but I know we will be FINE~ Talk to you soon, Sue

Our really empty nest said...

Oh and by the way your pics look so pretty! Looks like a pretty place to live!

Wanda said...

Oh, wow! I've totally got to visit the area some day. It's gorgeous!! I've never seen an eagle in the wild. Only Auburn's mascot.