Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

August 26, 2014

More Late Summah Fun!

I was so pleased to get a chance to pal around with Casi when she & Jeff were visiting.  One night she & I went to Seafood Sam's, at the Sandwich Marina, for dinner.  After you place your order at the counter, they give you a plastic lobster which lights up and buzzes when your order is ready for pickup.  Although the cashier warned us that people are often really startled by it, I jumped a mile and yelled, 'GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY!' when ours buzzed so loud it was moving across the table.  Needless to say the people around us got a chuckle out of that....


After dinner we walked out on a dock and along that part of the Canal a little bit.  It was so nice out.



On the way to take her back, we stopped at Shawme Pond for a quick pic or two.  This was where I wanted to get married but the town gave me a hard time, which was why we went to Upper Shawme Pond instead (which is on the other side of the trees at the far end of this picture).

The day before they left, they came over for lunch, then Jeff went to the movies with a friend, so Casi & I palled around town for a bit.

The tide was low enough to expose a small bit of land on the rip rap, so we climbed down.  I found a piece of red taillight glass in the rocks.  

Casi was having a great time watching all the baby crabs scurrying around and under the rocks. 

"Put. Me. Down.  NOW!"

Then we stopped into the National Marine Wildlife Center real quick.

Russell got home around the same time Jeff came to pick up Casi.  See you kids soon, I hope!

You have no idea how happy it makes me to see pictures of my husband and his children.


By the end of August, we could definitely feel and see fall in the air.  The sun is setting earlier and we had some pretty cotton candy/Maxfield Parrish clouds one night too.




Finally, I saw this in Canal Creamery Ice Cream.  Thought it was adorable.

10 comments:

  1. Love the pics, JoJo. The seagull one is my fave though.

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    1. Thanks! They are pretty tame around here. So used to people. My friends who go to the beach all the time have a gull pal who hangs out for food scraps, and if they all leave their bags unattended at the same time to go in the water, the gull will raid them for sandwiches and chips. lol

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  2. The lobster thing made me laugh. The fact that you are so supportive of your new extended family is wonderful. It's just exactly how it should be (but unfortunately it isn't always the case in second marriages). I hope you have a nice long fall to take lots of stunning pictures.

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    1. Fortunately I come from an extensive background in family law so I knew exactly the kind of stepmom I was going to try my hardest to be. That is, part of the solution, not part of the problem. I love my husband so much and therefore I love his children. They know they can count on me as a parental figure as much as their dad and mom.

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  3. They're risking putting an unsuspecting customer into cardiac arrest with those lobsters. It is pretty funny, though.

    Such crisp, vivid pictures. I can almost feel the ocean air. Thank you.

    Take gentle care, JoJo.

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    1. Thanks Robyn! I thought the same thing about the heart attack risk. I really wasn't expecting it to buzz as loud as it does, and so much so that the lobster actually moves.

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  4. I think it's a funny story too, but I do think they should probably tone them down a bit. Lovely pix as usual JoJo.

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    1. Thanks Jo! The place is always so crowded and noisy so I suspect that is the reason for the super loud buzz vs. a more toned down method. I hadn't been to Seafood Sam's in over 10 years and the last time I think they just shouted out the order number when it was ready.

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  5. YOU my dear JoJo have a wonderful life and a beautiful family. Makes me smile.. Those baby crabs are adorable. :)

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    1. Yeah I really do and I'm grateful for it every day. :D Thank you!

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