Sunday, August 17, 2014

Just a few of my favorite things.........

We are about 2/3 of the way through a spectacular summer day here in Port Orford and I found myself thinking of a few of my favorite things.

My dear wife happily quilting away

I would be remiss if I began this blog without placing my dear wife at the top of the list!  I always could do that, but the results might be damaging to my continued well being.  Juanita has already put together several beautiful and interesting quilts this summer and has many more on the way.

Two quietly sleeping Beagle puppies are good to have around

No day can start out badly with our two joyful Beagles jumping up on the bed at zero dark thirty and beginning their day of play.  We thought we might have bitten off more than we could chew when adding Luna to the Abbey household in July of last year.  It has worked out better than we could ever imagine.  They can be a challenge at times...but what fun!

I love NASCAR!

Attending a live NASCAR race is an experience like no other.  The aroma of burning fuel and tires, the unbelievable roar of 43 screaming race cars (ear protection is a must) and the energy of the crowd can overwhelm the senses.  Although watching the races on TV is a poor substitute, I attempt to watch live, or at least record, every event.

Rolling home (Tiramisu) and sturdy tow vehicle (T-Rex)

It's not wrong to say, home is where the heart is.  This is our home, and we love it dearly.

      An old 1949 Farmall Cub 

I find old tractors totally fascinating and have seen many during our travels.  This one appeared at the Port Orford 4th of July parade. 

My Ham radio station

Ham radio has provided me with many hours of enjoyment.  I always enjoy talking with folks from all over...amateur radio takes this just one step further.  Through the hobby, I have met local hams in various parts of the country and have joined two in Mesa, AZ and another in Port Orford, OR...making many new friends in the process.

The Crazy Norwegian's in Port Orford

OK, I'll admit I have a real weakness for fish and chips and fish tacos.  It's hard to find any better than at the Crazy Norwegian's in Port Orford.  And they make fresh marionberry pie too!

 A WW II era B-17 bomber

Although made for war, a peaceful flyover of an old warbird is a real treat.  I can identify the thunderous roar of this old flying machine miles away.  This particular aircraft (the Sentimental Journey) is stationed at Falcon Field in Mesa, AZ.

The happy fisherman

Did I ever happen to mention that I like salmon fishing?  If so, I guess you were paying attention after all.  The large Chinook (King) salmon run will soon begin on the nearby Coquille River.  I'll bet you won't miss guessing where I'll be!

                                                          BBQ pork!

I have already written about my love of BBQ.  I never tire of the cooking and consumption of the end product of all my efforts.

Sunset over Battle Rock Beach

A quiet walk on Battle Rock Beach in Port Orford settles the mind and soothes the soul.  This just might be my favorite thing of all.


  1. I'm gonna be really envious when you start bringing in the Chinook salmon!

  2. You can keep the salmon, I'll take the walk on the beach. ;)