Thursday, June 26, 2008

Beautiful Lopez which has my heart

If you have read my blog in past years you know that I go to visit my good friends Laurie and Kit on Lopez Island each summer and my husband and I go a couple of times a year to visit them, play cards, walk the beach and share the beauty of everything Lopez.
The picture above is outside of Holly B's, one of the worlds BEST bakeries. There is also a nice restaurant named Earnie's that serves up excellent fish tacos and other delights and a good dress shop where I always buy some kind of top, earrings or jacket each year.

This is a lovely restaurant called 'The Love Dog cafe" and look at the wisteria!

I cannot get over all of the beautiful blue seanocia that is everywhere on the island.

Once you get off of the ferry to go on the island, you always drive by a lovely house that is kind of fairytale"ish". I snapped this photo this week to share...isn't it pretty?

Wach summer they have a Saturday market that sells all kinds of produce, jewelry, pickles and jams, pottery, beads, quilts (simple and traditional),and other things I might have forgotten.
It is kind of earthy and fun to see and great to people watch. Everyone is happy and friendly.

Below is Debby who will give you a nice bag with a smily face if you buy her products. I love her stuff and help her out when I sell some of it on my website and on the road.

I like mailboxes that have a little pizzaz and took a photo of this one for fun.

Aren't the flowers below cool? I love rockets on a stem!

Below is a few flowers from Laurie's flower pots. I loved the colors!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A GOOD joke to make you laugh today

Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year,
and every year Morris would say, 'Esther,I'd like to ride in that helicopter.
'Esther always replied, 'I know Morris,
but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars .
'One year Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, 'Esther, I'm 85 years old.
If I don't ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.
'To this, Esther replied, 'Morris that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.
'The pilot overheard the couple and said, 'Folks I'll make you a deal. I'll take the both of you for a ride.
If you can stay quiet for the entire ride and not say a word, I won't charge you! But if you say one word, it's fifty dollars.

'Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard.
He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.
When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said,
'By golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn't. I'm impressed!
'Morris replied, 'Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out,
but you know, fifty dollars is fifty dollars!'