Only One Day Like Today

August 18, 2008

August is Flying By!

Filed under: Uncategorized — by onlyonedayliketoday @ 4:33 pm
Life has been pleasantly busy this month here at the Bowes B & B and farm.  Since storing our hay for the winter, we have had a visit from Papa and Grammie, a trip to the Oregon Coast, some boating fun on Riffe Lake, and a trip to the SW Washington Fair!
Papa and Grammie arrived Friday, August 8th, after driving all the way from their campground in Show Low, AZ.  We mostly hung around the house for their first few days here.    At the end of their stay here in Washington, they requested a little trip to the Oregon Coast, as they could easily head home from there. 

~ ~ Here Grammie is teaching the girls to knit dish cloths.  ~ ~

During their stay, we attended our annual church picnic by the river. 

~ ~ That pinata is in trouble now!  Kyle is up to bat! ~ ~

~ ~ How far can Timothy spit a pickle slice? ~ ~

On Tuesday, we headed to Rockaway Beach, OR, and were able to use a hotel voucher for our room, which we purchased back on the 4th of July from their Chamber of Commerce auction.  It was a $50.00 purchase, with $20.00 of it being in the form of a gift certificate to a nearby restaurant.    So, since we needed to eat lunch anyway, I guess we could say that our hotel room, which was right on the beach, was only $30.00:) ?

~ ~ You can never have too many free samples of Tillamook cheese or double ice-cream cones right?  So, off we went, once again, to the Tillamook Cheese Factory!  ~ ~

After our return home from Oregon, the temperatures really heated up, and we decided to get Meemom and Papa Bob’s boat out of winter storage and take her for a spin!  It was a good thing, as she did need a little TLC in the form of a new battery. 

~ ~Soon after getting out into the lake, everyone went overboard to really cool off!~ ~

~ ~ Watch out everyone!  Captain Joe is at the helm! ~ ~

~ ~ Ah, that’s better.  He’s upfront, being the scout now! ~ ~

~ ~ Time for some intertube fun! ~ ~

~ ~ Boating is very relaxing as you can see from the following photos! ~ ~

Next stop was the SW Washington Fair.   Our main reason for going was to take Timothy to their Demolition Derby.  His Daddy and siblings took him last year, and he LOVED it! 

~ ~ Before the grand demolition derby finale, they had several smaller races.  The next photo is of the cars driving backwards toward the finish line!  They also did a “figure 8” race!  ~ ~

~ ~ This was one of our favorite cars:) .  ~ ~

~ ~ I think this was my very first demolition derby.  And it was quite the redneck experience! ~ ~

More photos of the fair coming soon! 

1 Comment »

  1. Wow… There is never a dull or boring moment in the Bowes household. From knitting dishcloths, to boating, to watching the demolition derby. I am hoping that Timothy’s aspirations are limited to watching the demolition derby and NOT participating some day.

    Joseph looks awfully cute, but I’m not sure I would hire him yet to drive the boat!!! Sure enjoyed the pictures. Love, Love, Love, Meemom

    Comment by Meemom — August 19, 2008 @ 4:47 pm |Reply

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