Thursday, July 30, 2009

Snohomish 25th Annual Garden Tour

Sunday I drove up to Snohomish to attend the 25th Annual Garden Tour. It's always a highlight of my summer and this year was no exception. The gardens were all located in town this year which made it easier to get to all of them. As I went from garden to garden I liked each one equally as the previous one. The most impressive gardens were the community gardens that several homeowners of little cottages/houses share and have created a seemless flow of quaint sitting areas, along with flowering arbors and gardens. Pictured above is a sleeping porch in the community garden area. It was so sweet!
This garden boasted multi-variety grapes along with apple and pear trees. It's the Steven's House builit in 1887.
A view through the "moon gate" at the Stringer House built in 1904.
This garden was absolutely amazing! They must spend hours upon hours maintaining it! Pictured here is their greenhouse. This garden is located at the Carleton House - 1898.
And who doesn't find the charm in a tree house? This was the cutest including a vintage chandelier inside! The sweetest elderly lady lives in this home - Vestal House 1889
Here begins the community gardens. Among the cottages is the Ferguson Cottage - 1859! (Oldest home in Snohomish County) This cottage is nestled on the bluff overlooking the Snohomish River. Hiel Barnes was charged with assemling the home. He arrived with enough supplies to start a store and thus contributed to
the founding of Snohomish. (Your Washington State history lesson for the day)
One of the bungalows and their cute entrance!
And this is where my tour ended. Looking through this vintage door into a moss garden.
I ended the day at my usual stop... the Oxford Saloon.....which I believe is one of the oldest still operated bars in Washington State. I sat and had a bite to eat and listened to the "Swingtime Express" who perform each and every Sunday night for your listening pleasure.

Renton River Days Parade

My girlfriends Dinky, Toni, and Tish, sister Kelly and I had a blast at Renton River Days Parade. We met people along the route, here we're pictured with current King County Executive candidate Susan Hutchison. We sang Renton High School's Alma Mater with the Renton High cheerleeders and football team (we're all Renton High grads.) They stopped in front of our seats. Great day!
As always, the hit of the parade.......the Seattle Seafair Pirates! Boy are they loud! Everytime they set off the canon my sister Kelly flew out of her chair!
Pictured here is Bill Larson, retired Renton Firefighter, driving the vintage Cooper fire truck.

Getting Caught Up on My Recent Adventures......

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Renton River Days

I was driving through South Renton this afternoon and noticed this flag in the yard of Lynn and Bob Moran. They have the spirit! Looking forward to the weekend especially the parade which begins at 10:00am and the annual Antique District Sidewalk sale that runs on Saturday from 9:00-5:00pm.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Return to Renton Classic Car Show

Everyone has to love these old cars. And what a great treat to have them lined in the streets of downtown Renton this past Sunday. Brings back memories of cruzin the loop! Here are a few of the many great "rides".....I personally loved the vets!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Cory Wilds at Benders Tonight

If you're looking for some great entertainment tonight head up to Benders located at 10706 SE Carr Rd. Renton, WA and listen to the Cory Wilds Band. Mike and I heard them play a month or so ago and they were great! Show time is 9:00PM.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Wishing you all a happy and safe 4th of July!