Friday, June 12, 2009
France -- Midi du Canal Part #1 -- SkyWatch Friday (my twenty-eight) -- Our Spring 2009 Europe Holiday
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We are off and running
Our ride would take about two hours
We would go under several bridges on our ride
Cruising along -- A friendly family
Seen along the way:
The ducks watched us go by -- Old boat, for the taking?
A lock to go through -- It's full, we are going in
On the right note the lower water level down stream
Through in good shape -- Couple watching the action
Again note now we are on a lower level,
the water in the lock is gone
We are back -- There is our car
Tim tied us up
He enjoyed his holiday in Europe, we enjoyed his presence.
Tim, our son, is a boatman by profession. He ties up large ships and barges when they get into the Port of Houston. He has been doing this line of work now for over twenty-five years.
I will post Part #2 of our Midi du Canal ride another day. For a couple of other posts showing this ride click here
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Midweek Blues -- Who is driving the boat?
One more thing. YOU DON'T HAVE TO WRITE A WORD.
A simple blue picture is just fine.
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I am now a charter member of the new MidWeek Blues group, maybe the second person to post, Rebecca, of Dusty Cellar is first. But she started this so she ought to be the first. They post around Wednesday I think.
If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo below. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions (considering it is for the first time). Just do what I did.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Vintage Calumet cans -- Ruby (Red) Tuesday --Free to family members
I sent this message to local family members Monday night, so far no takers. Those more distant are welcome too but I would have to mail them. I would wipe the Nebraska dust off the lid(s) if requested.
"Calumet Baking Powder, pamphlet, 1909, Reliable Recipes, nice $18.00"
"Calumet Baking Powder, pamphlet, 1907?, pic of Indian on cover, mint $20.00"
My message to the kids:
"We have three of these and don't have room for them any more. They were Grandma H's. Do you want them (free!!)? One even has the 29 cents on the lid."
Even better than that, they are actually SOLD on eBay! This one (link) has the asking price of $6.99 (buy it now) with $5.09 shipping, USPS. It has the 29 cents on the lid.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
my a borrowed back door -- Sunset through the clouds
I'm saying borrowed because it wasn't taken from my back door. This pretty sunset over the water was from a balcony of a house being built over on the lake (in our Texas subdivision, Bentwater).
Looking straight down, I almost got sea sick. The little waves were rolling up to the bulkhead. So IF we lived here I would always look out, not down.
Maybe more of Jim's European Holiday posting next week. I have been having a VERY busy week but it's isn't almost over.
Like my mother-in-law (link) would say, "'It won't be long now' said the monkey when he caught his tail in the door."