We got back from our four day trip to the Oregon coast last night about 9:45. I have lots of lovely photos which I will get to during the week.
Today, Saturday, we got back into action quickly. Tom picked up Irene for her soccer game at 8:30, dropped her off and then picked me up and we were on the sidelines for the start of the game at 9:15. Irene was our responsibility today while Jill took Isaac to his soccer game farther afield.
The Mud Dogs played a good game against a good team that resulted in a draw, 3-3.
After the game, we took Irene home to get changed and then attended the party for the opening of the newest Link Light Rail station, just about a mile and a half from their house.
We thought these seats on the support columns were pretty cool.
One level up from the plaza the train was open for business.
The parking garage, with 1200 much needed parking slots, is wrapped in cool blue grill work.
On the platform the wind sculpture "Cloud" flutters in the breeze.
The Sounder band, Sound Wave, entertained.
The view west from the platform.
Irene participated in a coloring activity. I did too!
We had fun taking it all in, and enjoyed a really yummy cookie too!
Then we dropped Irene off at her house, since Jill and Isaac were just about 15 minutes out, and came home for lunch. After lunch I went grocery shopping while Tom took care of a few chores at home. I put away the groceries while checking in on the PNW college football teams. Oregon State Beavers lost, the Oregon Ducks are staging a massive comeback against Colorado as I type, and the Washington Huskies play this evening. The Washington State Cougars have a bye. *Update-Ducks lost on a last minute interception in the end zone. Ouch!
I took some time to participate in political dialogue on Facebook. Gotta' keep the truth squad active in this era when facts don't matter to so many.
I picked new flowers for the house.
And I picked a very full basket of apples from one of our little espaliered trees. Many were already on the ground. These will be made into apple sauce since they are not great eating-out-of hand apples. I'll do that Monday.
And now, with this blog post done, it's already 5:30, time to figure out what's for dinner.