Senor and Linda Lou have been in Pueblo Alamos, Sonora, Mexico for 8 years. Okay, okay, now it's been 9 years.
Every day brings a new discovery.
They are still working on the casa............Senor says, it won't be long.........but Linda Lou says, it won't be long until what..............stay tuned to find out what's next.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Photo Session and Teeth and Belly Buttons

I want to show you a few photos. The photo above was taken from our deck. You would never know it but what you are looking at is shown in the photos below.
This is the Salish Lodge. It overlooks Snoqualmie Falls, which is the highest falls on the North American continent. It isn't as wide as Niagra, but it is higher. With our old telescope we could look into the windows of the Salish Restaurant. The old power plant is across the river on the right. This is a huge tourist destination and was recently sold to one of the Indian tribes.

The photo below shows the falls. There are 2 long walks that take you to the base of the falls. The first is straight down a winding curving asphalt trail to an observation deck. The other, which follows the heavily travelled road, leads down to the rocks and the river directly below the falls, where you can follow more trails and get even closer to the falls.




The picture below is one you are probably familiar with by now....the mountains across the valley, but I wanted to show you that even though we are nearing the end of March, there is still a lot of snow on the Cascades. In fact, this morning it is snowing heavily up at the ski pass.

Another mountain photo taken through the fir and cedar trees.


This is Friday night's full moon and the photos below are Saturday morning's sunrise.
Now, today, on Easter Sunday, there will be a lot of wet egg hunts. It is not only wet, but very windy, so hang onto your easter bonnets....

We have signed up for Earth Class Mail. It is an online mail service that scans, shreds, recycles or forwards your mail (you tell it what to do and yes, there are real people in their mail room that do these things to your mail). You get a mailing address from them and choose who to give the address to, so you can then receive mail from those people. You can also fill out a post office form and have all of your mail sent to the address, but we don't want all the advertisements and junk mail that comes through the post office, so we will be giving our new address to only select people (i.e. family, college, health, bank, IRS). If you are expecting something that you don't want scanned, you would just have it forwarded to you.

Once we get to Alamos, we will be getting a po box. We hear all kinds of stories about mail to and from Mexico, but we hear that the Alamos post office does an ok job.

I have moved up a floor in the painting arena. I am now painting the den and then moving on into the hallway this afternoon. We spent yesterday in spanish class, in lunch and in the tile store. So, today, Bill will be tiling the bathroom downstairs. I wish I had taken a before photo of this because it is really going to be gorgeous.

I have finished going through all the memorabilia. If you think you have to save everyone of your child's teeth, forget it. Find them now and dispose of them. You will not want to believe that those saved things came out of your child's cute little mouth. But save the tooth fairy notes for sure.

And if you are crazy like we were when our son was born 19 years ago, and decide to put his belly button into a small container and think that it will be cute to look at it someday when you have nothing else to do. DISPOSE OF IT NOW! And DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT take the lid off the container......

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