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!!




   THE PERFECT SHOT

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."