|International Volkssport banner at the Vancouver start point.|
|Starting point line at 8 a.m.|
|Line for two single bathrooms.|
Pearson Airfield is very historic, going back almost to the origins of mechanized flight. See the full history in the photo below.
We walked around Pearson Airfield, along the Columbia River, and past Ft. Vancouver. It was at Ft. Vancouver that I finally bought my National Park Senior Pass for $10. Woo hoo!
|Bronze statue of Princess Ilchee |
created by Eric Jensen in 1994
|Part of Ft. Vancouver|
These flowers are in the garden outside Ft. Vancouver. Ft. Vancouver, under the auspices of the Hudson Bay Company, once governed the West from Baja Mexico to Hawaii to Alaska. How's that for a lot of territory?
|Darren and Susan M.|
|Darren, Air Force officer, retired, and aviator|
|A home I fell in love with!|
The next two photos are the home of Brigadier General George C. Marshall and his wife Katherine, who lived here from 1936 to 1938. At that time, he was in command of the Third Division's Fifth Brigade and directed the region's Civilian Conservation Corps camps. He went on to serve as Army Chief of Staff during World War II, then as Secretary of Defense and Secretary of State. He also served as head of the American Red Cross. In 1953, he received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to reconstruct postwar Europe under the Marshall Plan.
|The Marshall House|
|The Marshall House|
|The Grant House|
|Marshall Community Park|
|Colorful mural in Uptown Village, Vancouver, WA|
|Wacky McWiener food truck|
|Pearson Airfield mural downtown|
|A wall of small potted plants|
|Me being goofy|
|You can see the Columbia River through the end of the arbor.|
|Display of different types and colors of art glass|
|Stained glass art hanging in office|
|Quality control station - looking for imperfections.|
|Awesome dragonfly stained glass wall|
|Uroboros is adding this retail space|
|How ingredients for glass are combined|
|Flits: crushed glass to add color when |
molten glass is in the oven
|Part of their glass inventory|
|My favorite piece of art glass in the factory|
The tour was over, but Susan and Darren were going to stay to choose glass for Susan's next stained glass art project. I was in my rental car and headed back to Mom's where I took a 1/2 hour nap.
At 4:45 p.m., Kimmie and Doreen, two of Mom's friends came over for dinner. Kimmie brought egg rolls and a rice noodle/vegetable/tofu dish. The weather was awesome and we ate dinner on Mom's back deck.
|Doreen, Mom, Kimmie on Mom's patio|
|Me, Doreen, Mom, and the golf course|
The temperature was 78 degrees, but very pleasant in the shade of her patio with a slight breeze blowing. After our meal, dessert was strawberry shortcake. Oh so good!
Quite a day today. Tomorrow, Eugene, Oregon.