has a lot of claims to fame: the Astor Family, first US Settlement on the West Coast, having been under British Control for a short time in 1812… But most relevant today was the presence of a portion of the 75″ of annual rainfall. Which is not to say that umbrellas and rain jackets don’t help. Except for when the rain is blowing sideways.

We took the ship’s HopOnHopOff around the loop then went back for a coffee. The Maritime Museum (on my list and highly recommended by Kris) was good for several hours of exploration. After that, I just wandered town to see what there was to see. It was raining – I did mention that didn’t I? So didn’t bother to take the camera out from underneath my jacket all that often.

Except for the incredible noise near the old, which turned out to have a most reasonable cause –

under the docks

After listening to him complain about the lack of fish and adoration it was off to visit Pier 11 where I found a delightful small used book store complete with store dog. From there it was off to Homespun Quilts and Yarns. Moderate selection of yarns, but fabulous selection of fabrics and lovely people working in the shop. That is where George caught up with me as I had managed to lose him back in the Museum.

Heading back to the Paddlewheel now thoroughly soaked it was time to pull out the cross stitch and totally ignore the on-board lecturer.

start of a new cross stitch

I am making it an early night…

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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