The sign Jerry is pointing to is the main reason that we didn’t hike the trail. There have even been problems in town with bears killing pets and chickens. No wonder they don’t want you to take your pets on the trail. The bears would have said, “Aw right! Lunch is served!”
This is a photo (of a photo) of the cabin’s interior. I cannot imagine spending the cold, dark winter months in something like this. It would take a hardier soul than I to make it through the winter without going bonkers.
After we left the wildlife refuge, we went by Centennial Park to check out the fishing. While Jerry got the “daily report” of who was catching what and when, I wandered around taking photos. These two cuties were waiting for their owners in the back of a pickup. Judging by the size of the chain that is being used to restrain them, I was thinking that they may not have been wanting to cuddle with a stranger so I kept a respectful distance. However, do you see the color of the eyes of the dog on the right? They are sky blue! I guess there must be some malamute blood in him.
Both of these pups remind me of ones we have had the pleasure to own (or be owned by) in the past. All of our dogs have loved riding in the front of the boat with the wind blowing their ears back. Of course, the wind was also blowing the dog slobber back! (This boat wasn’t going nearly fast enough for our pooches.) Those were the days! God willing, it won’t be much longer until I will be wiping off the dog slobber again. I know some of you are going, “Ewww!” But trust me, there are lots worse things to wipe off than dog slobber, and after over 60 years of kissing dogs, I am still here to talk about it.
Today we went to a WONDERFUL museum here in town called the Homestead Museum. It is located on the short road to Centennial Park. It’s a free museum, but we had a $50 experience! The woman who gave us a tour (over two hours!) knew everything there was to know about the history of this area. I took dozens of photos, which I will start to share tomorrow. Her name was Carol, but I didn’t get a last name. Kudos to her for making our tour so enjoyable!
Also, while we were in Fred Meyer yesterday, a young woman was telling us about making Fireweed Honey. She told me the basics, but I want to look it up to see what else I can find out. Has anyone out there heard of it?