Sunday, March 30, 2008

You Can't Really Mean It!

Alec, Brielle, and Amara were struck with amazement when we told them about our plans to go para sailing from the cliffs at Fort Ebey.

Where There's a Will There's a Way

When Jennah was told that she couldn't bring her bunnie, Nibbley, she donned a pair of rabbit ears and declared; "I'm a rabbit too! What'cha gonna do about that!"

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Keep an Eye Out

Watch out for these guys. There has been a lot of discussion about giving them driver licenses. Even though they are legal citizens they don't exhibit any sign of appropriate street sense.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Points of Interests: Hiking for National Treasures

After hiking for miles on end in search for the "General Grant Tree", Janet was disappointed to find it had blown over in the last wind storm. She was even more disappointed when she learned that the "General Grant Tree" is not in Washington.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Points of Interests: Sunsets

We have many beautiful sunsets posing over the straights as the sun slips behind Victoria in Canada. These sunset shots were taken from the Deception Pass Bridge. You will want to see the Deception Pass Bridge with water that moves in all directions at once and maintains different water levels. Boat propellers often lift out of the water when they climb from one level to another.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Points of Interest: The San Juan Islands

It's always fun to take a ferry ride and explore the San Juan Islands. This is Orcas Island with bicycle and kayak tours available.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Points of Interest: The Snagboat Museum

The Snagboat Museum is fun for children and adults. This is a Steam driven Snagboat that was used to clean "snags" out of all the rivers in the Puget Sound and Skagit River waterways. Storms and winds knock over trees and tear off big limbs that find their way to the rivers and the sound. They block travel and become known as "Snags". These boats are designed to pull them from the rivers and clear passage. The most amazing point of interest is that this very steam powered vessle was still in use in the 1980's. It's located in Anacortes, just 30 minutes from Oak Harbor.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Points of Interests: The Space Needle

Some of you may want to take in the Space Needle in Seattle. The top picture gives you a glimpse of the amusement park concessions at the base of the space needle. All of the concessions and rides are designed for children. The bottom picture was taken from on top of the Space Needle overlooking part of Seattle. In the upper middle, on the right side you can see Safeco Field, the official site of the Seattle Mariners, and Qwest Field, the official site of the Seattle Seahawks. They are the two buildings in the distance with the arched tops.

Friday, March 14, 2008

You're Safe Here

We want everyone to know that Oak Harbor is fully equipped with all the latest emergency equipment. Here our fire chief stands ready for inspection with one of our fire engines. As you can see, two of our community's toughest critics are entering the cab to give this engine a good "going over."

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Who's Your Leader

Here's a group of Primary Enthusiasts playing "Do as I'm Doing". They've been following Joe all day only to discover that he thought Janet was the leader. Now they're good and lost. They do know the location of the ocean and the sun. They've decided to sit down and figure out how to use that information to get back home. No one seems to have a clue, but Janet told them to keep smiling and think positive thoughts.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Please Mind Your Manners.

Janet and Cathy like going for the best parking spaces by jeering and intimidating drivers to get them to vacate their spaces. They insist on the prefered spaces right up front.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The Beach Can Really Make You Happy!

Can you imagine how happy Carol was to find her missing contact lens after seaching the beach for hours.

Have you seen Carol?

Here Carol Norman is exploring the gun battery at Fort Casey, overlooking Admiralty Inlet. Eye witnesses heard her say something about looking for catacombs and no one has seen her since.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Brickman Returneth

Reed, Cathy, Janet, and I were in California last week. We are back now, so you can expect nightly blogercises to help you get in shape for our family reunion.

The Long Awaited Arrival

Well here she is, Abigail Nelson. They say this new spirit has a mind of her own. She already insists that for Halloween 2008 she want's to be a "Burrito". Her mother says she wears her Burrito costume around the house and screams if you try to take it off.


Please play close attention as Claire Ward explains the complex rules to the fast moving "Hot Pillow" game. The game moves quickly, she get's a little tongue tied so please hold all of your questions until she is through.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Free time: Entertain others

Jennah Norman says that in her free time she likes to try to make people laugh by staring them down. If that doesn't work she says putting a few fingers in her mouth is always good for a few laughs. She uses her rattle as an instrument of last resort.

Free time: How about some art

Ashley Dwyer recommends some food art for free time. She says food is easy to work with, it's usually warm, comes in a variety of textures, cleans up with water, and there doesn't seem to be any other use for it.

Free time: Reading

Daniel Dwyer recommends that you pack your scriptures and catch up on Nephi's interpretations of Isaiah. Of course he's always up for a race on heelies. Be ready for some fast action, because this guy creates a vortex behind him that could cause a spontaneous low pressure region over half the state. The last time he raced, they had thunderstorms for a week.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

What to expect: Lectures

Our expert docents will bore you with endless, meaningless facts about minutia you would never care about. If you want to get rid of an annoying member of your group, just set him or her up with one of our docents. You won't see them for a long time and they'll learn more than they ever knew they didn't know.

What to watch out for

Never stand up during a drift wood storm!