Bus Driver Jim has been an eclectic computer programmer and photographer since the early seventies. A recent twenty year stint in the transportation industry has earned him the handle and this blog is a documentary of his life and travels.
Finally figured out what that contraption was at the base. There’s major construction going on around town and lots of watering trucks are running around trying to keep the dust down. The problem was, the water source here couldn’t keep up with the trucks.
This thing is a water tank that’s transported like a tanker, but it’s got a built in lift system that raises it up high enough to fill the water trucks. Attach a little pump at the bottom to keep the tank full, and it’s pretty trick!
Teton Valley has one stoplight between three towns, and it’s been turned off since early summer, for road construction. A really great thing for tourists to remember about driving through the valley, and driving is the operative word here, who would stop?
At least we had a four way intersection. Now we’re down to three.
No pictures to add here, though lot’s to come. Just wanted to say to friends and family that our ’87 Mazda 626 (Lucy), with 252K miles on her, has just taken Steph and I to Seattle, and brought us back home.
We had great quality time with the people we love, and have missed immensely. We also witnessed our Riley marry a beautiful girl, and into a terrific family.
The wedding on the Kirkland shoreline, on the prettiest night of the year, was magical.
Riley and Jessica Bangert, and their respective fathers, Jim and Ray, went to breakfast today in Sumner, WA at a place called the Buttered Biscuit. Great down home place with huge servings. Stuffed ourselves and had a great time…
As we were leaving, we spotted an old muscle car show and a fire starting up in the neighborhood. Who could resist? So we checked it out:
A combination of chicken, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic, ginger and peppercorns makes up the Philippine national dish, and I’ve been craving it. There’s a little shop serving it up at Pike Place Market, that I’ve been going to for years, and it’s still there.
Steph and I had Riley’s wedding to attend later in the evening so we headed to the Market first to have some Chicken Adobo.
The rest of the afternoon was anticlimactic, but still had a lot of fun on perhaps the most beautiful day Seattle has enjoyed this summer. (So the locals say…)
Lot’s of good sights were to be had at the Market:
And of course Steph had to rescue a car trying to back out into pedestrians. :-)
Turned out to be a great little adventure before the big night!