Jim and Louise Allens trip to the Northwest- August 2009

Jim and Steve Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe

Tahoe casinos

Tahoe view - Judy

Gay, the gracous owner of our Tahoe retreat

Great View!!

A great view of the river here!

The mighty Columbia River

Lewis & Clark mural along Columbia river

Lewis & Clark trail

Getting ready for the windy river!!

Windsails alone the Columbia

One of the 8 falls we visited!

Another one --I loved all of them!!

Dam we went under to see the salmon ladder

Salmon ladder under the dam!

We stayed in a cabin here right on the river

Stonehenge rebuilt along the Columbia river

View from Stonehenge

View of one of the dams along the 
Columbia river

Cole's home on the bay

Bob & Pris Cole's great view

Farm we visited in Bellingham

Even this farm has a golf cart  like ours

Isn't she beautiful !!

Park in Bellingham where daughter, Val lives

See the jackets, even tho beautiful, glad to get home to the SUN !!!

That's a bee!! But so beautiful

This is NOT Lake Louise in Canada!

Levenworth town park -- flowers everywhere!

Levenworth, Wa. What a beautiful town!!

Val & Amanda, our daughter & granddaughter

Got our Amanda home to Berkley, Ca.

Our daughter, Becky's home in Garden Valley, CA.

We had one like this only it was a beautiful pink!! Mo, our son in law liked it too.

Imagine!!, Me & Jim loving Lucy the Cat

Who wouldn't love Lucy

Bocce Ball - thought of our court!!


A guy stood ready to make a bocce shot for what seemed an eternity, looking up, looking down, figuring
 the  distance,  figuring the court conditions, direction and speed ... driving his opponent nuts.

Finally his exasperated opponent says, "What the hell is taking so long? Roll the damned ball!"

The guy answers, "My wife is over there watching me. I want to make this a perfect shot."

"GIVE ME A BREAK! You don't stand a snowball's chance in hell of hitting her from here."