An Excellent Saturday

Yesterday was a great day. The weather was beautiful, the leaves are starting to change color and fall. Cabo got up early to go to Harbor Freight in Tacoma. I slept in a bit longer and worked on a craft project until he came back with Krispy Kreme’s for breakfast.

We headed out for Indianola to pick up something and decided to stop at a salmon hatchery. The salmon are running right now, so they are all acting up. There were about 6 outside of the hatchery that were wild (but hatched there). Salmon always return to the place they were hatched and swim upstream long distances and up waterfalls to get there. The hatchery estimated that 5 out of 1,000 make it back. The others are either caught in the wild or die on the trip upstream. The hatchery has a tube that pours water into the pond that they are raising the fish in and it creates a strong current. We watched for a long time as the fish kept trying to swim up the tunnel (it was blocked with a piece of wood).

After that, we headed to Port Gamble for Old Mill Days. I’d never been there before. Growing up in New England, there’s a lot of Colonial type structures and architecture. There are even re-enactment type villages set up for visitors. Anyway, Port Gamble looks like one of those villages. It is so pristine, no trash, all of the buildings have fresh paint (and have white trim) and everything has white picket fences. I was a little puzzled by this seemingly New England town in the middle of the Pacific Northwest, until I saw a sign saying that it was founded in the 1850’s. That made it make so much more sense. The style of architecture would be the same and the people who built it likely came out of the colonial states. Also, most of the buildings would probably be on the historical record and kept in excellent shape.

Port Gamble has the most beautiful church I have seen outside of New England (aside from the Notre Dame Cathedral).

Old Mill Days was pretty cool. They had an axe throwing competition, tree climbing, birling (log rolling) and some other things, plus vendors.

After that we had dinner at Silver City and went to the mall. I got a cute top, a few hair accessories and some makeup brushes. When we got home, I went to see Mrs. G and we went through some clothes she was getting rid of. I found 2 more cute tops. She got me inspired to clean out our closets and I spent most of the evening reorganized and getting rid of stuff. We will be taking 3 big trash bags and 2 big boxes of stuff to Goodwill. It feels great to get rid of all this stuff we never use. I even went through our bathroom and got rid of all the expired stuff.

~ by accordingtoleanne on September 26, 2010.

2 Responses to “An Excellent Saturday”

  1. yeah my dad will like this

  2. i can has cheeseburger?

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