Saturday, August 29, 2015

Cabo St Lucas

From July, a video I took on our trip to Cabo...

Friday, August 28, 2015

M's Fire GM

Mariners report General Manager Jack Zdureincik has been fired.

Trip To Seaside IV--Cannon Beach

Down the road from Seaside,  Cannon Beach is the more relaxed town.  It has no arcades, but instead art galleries and book stores.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Trip To Seaside III

We stayed at the Shiloh Inn at the Seaside Turnaround.  Our room was unique in that it had a stairway to a "viewing room".  Allowing us to see the surf.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Trip To Seaside II

A Seaside memory is the lifeguard tower, which is up every summer.  You can see it in the background in the top picture.  This was taken from the turnaround at the end of Broadway.  Generally during the course of the day, the lifeguard will drive up and down the beach. 
Bottom picture, a sand mermaid, sculpted north of  the turnaround just down from the Prom.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Trip To Seaside--Astoria

We stopped for lunch in historical Astoria Oregon, a fishing town located where the Columbia River runs into the Pacific Ocean. We had lunch at outside at the "Baked Alaska" on the waterfront.  We also rode the street car which runs back and forth on the waterfront.  Astoria is named after fur trapper John Jacob Astor.  It is 16 miles from Seaside.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Comemorative Bench

This bench now sits on the Prom in Seaside Oregon, just south of the turnaround.  Seaside was our vacation spot growing up.  About 18 years ago, I brought my wife down who in turn, introduced it to her family (who were originally from the East Coast).  They fell in love with the place and have returned every year.  Along the Prom, there are benches with plaques honoring many of the families that have lived and vacationed in the oceanside town.  My wife's grandmother's (Lillian "GG" Eldridge) wish was to be remembered with such a bench.  She is alive and doing fine, and will soon get to visit and see the bench.  The bench also mentions my in-laws.
Thank you to my cousins Barbara and Laurie, who posted this picture along with a couple others on their visit.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Morning Radio Host Jane Shannon

Seatac Media blog announced that former KIRO morning host Jane Shannon died suddenly.    No details were provided but there were multiple tributes on her facebook page.  It's a sad loss for the area.

State Mourns Fallen Firefighters

Three firefighters killed in a vehicle crash yesterday while fighting wildfires in the Methow Valley have been identified.Tom Zbyszewski 20, Andrew Zajac 26,(shown above) and Richard Wheeler 31.  A fourth firefighter, Daniel Lyon 26. is in critical condition in Harborview, according to KING 5 TV. 
KIRO FM Afternoon Host Don O'Neil and Ron Upshaw have established a gofundme page to help the families of the firefighters.  Wild fires continue burning throughout Central and Eastern Washington threatening property and lives.
Flags are flying half staff at the Space Needle and other area public building to honor the three fallen heroes,

Yvonne Craig Made An Impact

She played Batgirl for one season 47  years ago, but viewers remember Yvonne Craig.  Craig's character was created for what became the last season of Batman.  A former ballerina, Craig did her own stunts.  She would also play a memorable character on Star Trek. 
Craig died Monday in Pacific Palisades after a two year battle with cancer.  She was 78.