Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Summer Olympics

I swear I walk around in a glowing bubble for 17 days. My grin is always there, except when a poo pooer or naysayer does or says something stupid. African American swimmer? Her name is Simone Manuel you ass! But the good outweighs the bad and I am glad everything is going pretty well over there. (minus the green diving pool....LOL)  I just want them all to stay safe. :) Some of my favs.

I am a big fan of women's gymnastics and was very pleased for these two lovely ladies. But what impressed me the most about our team, is that they all seemed to really like one another and were happy for each others success. Gabby was a bit sour at times, (but I do understand she was disappointed not to be in the all around) and people in the world, don't keep ragging on her about not putting her hand on her heart. I too, stand at attention during the anthem myself. 

Michael Phelps. Amazing swimmer, but this is the photo I will remember from the games. Not that he won another gold medal. We knew he would do that. We didn't know he would understand this young man's emotions and give him a hug. I like a humble Michael. 

Miguel Duran Navia, from Spain. This poor gent, who thought he was out of the race. What I wish I had was a picture of the wonderful judges who ruled that his diving into the pool too early was not his fault and that he could return to swim after all. Made my heart swell to think they would give him a second chance. 

Look at that beautiful face! So overcome with winning a gold medal, she can't help but cry. I love to see this emotion and see that her achievement means so much. Way to go Simone!

Oh Figi, look what your guys did! They were so excited to win the first ever gold medal and videos of their country were incredible as the locals all went crazy with joy. I loved this for a country having the same feeling I do when my Denver Broncos win the Superbowl. There ya go, now I am on to watching Track and Field and cheering on a new bunch of athletes. I turn on my Olympic lights every day and settle in to watch the best this world has to offer. Always, Kit

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

"What I did on Summer Vacation."

When I started this post, it made me think about the essays we used to have to write on the first day of school. As soon as I hit August, I can't help but think of going back to work on the 25th. But I have plenty of summer days to enjoy before that alarm clock rings. I am finally getting my Oregon pics up to share. What a wonderful time (as usual) and we tried flying this year and I have to admit, it was pretty nice skipping that long and tiring drive. But note to self, do not fly out of Missoula at 6am. Why did I possibly think I would not mind getting up at 4? 

Always nice to find the condo right where we left it. This year we had a little visitor who visited often, and I got to go down at low tide to my favorite beach. And found lots of sea glass and agates. 

Each day we venture out and visit the coastal towns. Newport, Depoe Bay (our home port), Cannon Beach and Florence. This is my most fav meal, awesome chowder and a shrimp salad that is to die for! 

Depoe Bay, kind of kitschy and that is why I love it! We found a new Antique store and I was more interested in the plants outside than what was in the store. Hit the Flea Market and they never fail me, I found some treasures. And look at me, we got the coveted table at the Zebra Bar in Florence and they brought my guy some awesome sliders. 

Cannon Beach is a lovely drive north and the town is known for their flowers and Cape Cod like buildings. I love the top flower (Fireweed) so much, I found some growing wild here in Montana and it now grows in my front gardens. Don't you just love a restaurant that makes little butter balls? 

The Marine Gardens and my favorite beach, Beverly Beach. Where we used to camp. Hubby was lucky and when we went to Florence, he got to take in a car and plane show. And though he did not find Dory, he did find Nemo....LOL 

We always make sure we are back to the condo for the evenings. I make dinner, we pour the wine and are usually found watching the sunsets. But hubby also loves his puzzle and our girls gave us a Lego set to make called the Beach House. :) All too soon it is time to head home, but this year we caught the Griz plane in Portland (as you can see I was so thrilled - that's my football team!) and by nightfall we were back in our home in the mountains. The best of both worlds! Always, Kit
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