Thursday, June 30, 2011

P.T. PART 2

RICO REPORT: 7/1/2011: 10ft to double overhead, slight offshores. The lefts are spitting like Pipe. Typical business storefront. Next door to this salon is a violin bow maker, music venue and a restored, working 1930's movie theater..made of wood. These businesses surround the incredible edible FARMER'S MARKET held on weekends. All this located on a hilltop overlooking the Strait of Juan De Fuca.
Downtown city sidewalk trash cans all painted.. all different.

Dinner house, hotel, bar and music venue.

Patty, Wayne and I are finishing a great dinner at SIRENS when 8 musicians file in with 6 fiddles, one mando and one guitar. They tune up and start jamming. This is the kind of thing that goes on all the time and create the vibe of Port Townsend.
The bow makers cat cleans the showcase windows.

P.T. has it's own bow maker.








Classic working auto repair shop.
UNDERTOWN is filled with food, drink, art, espresso bars and local eclectics.

Local artist

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PORT TOWNSEND REVISITED

Our favorite town in the USA, PART ONE.

Nautical Heritage







Good Food!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

THE RICO REPORT

KUJOE...

Someone to share a wave with in front of the RV Park. Not that the waves were that great but to feel like your not the last waverider on earth makes up for it.
But two is even better! This is the 3rd time in close to 2 months I've seen people in the lineup.
Usually I'd be calling this stomach maybe chest high max. Thought I had our home break dialed in.....
.....until I had this to compare.

inside and between sets was about head high.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

PART 2

Farmer's Markets are everywhere in Oregon and are the best. Only thing missing are papaya's.
Cool stuff up and down the downtown streets.
Reflections

1st day of summer was obvious!
FORTY different kinds of bread made on the spot with a chalk board listing exact times which loafs are coming out of the oven.

I have not been thru here since the 1950's. from what little I remember Salem's architecture remains the same.
One more time...

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

SALEM OREGON PART ONE

1st photo: Downtown Art Gallery....Salem is a great old town. Not lame, not to hip..just very cool! Young and old inhabit and work in downtown. Bow ties, suspenders and straw hats for the old farts...Good looking and "anything goes" young office workers, food servers and musicians. It was the 1st day of summer and dozens of huge flower pots with hundreds of multi colored flowers hanging, dripping from them along every street. It was 82 degrees. I have some good shots for part 2.







10 week old Saint Bernard. The cutest little big guy we have ever seen.



Downtown Salem has not changed much, structure wise, since the 1950's.
Hummus and pita app.



New TRADER JOE'S opened in Salem 2 days ago and the place was mobbed. High quality low price. They own their own vineyard and don't go through a food broker (middle man) in the buying process.

One of my 3 co workers, Aron. Big Sur wildman.
High tide chest high out front and a foot O.H. on the inside sandbar at Nelscott last Monday.