Port Townsend Washington (Continued)
|road entrance to ferry to Whidbey Island|
|bluff over Port Townsend|
|Port Townsend's waterfront|
|what fashionable birds wear this season|
|Port Townsend, Uptown area|
|Port Townsend's downtown waterfront|
Just one of those day trips with only a basic destination in mind.....
|Bridge over Deception Pass, a very treacherous pass for boats|
|back on the mainland, past farms before arriving in La Conner|
|La Conner, waterfront, nice boardwalk along water|
|La Conner Washington|
|Tom Robbins lives in one of the homes above the town|
|great paint job|
|boat docks available for stopping into town for a bit|
|can they grow flowers up here?|
|sea side rentals|
Truck tire issues. My truck tires which are less than two years old are beginning to wear more than normal and at least one is out of being true. Meaning there are dips and rises in the tire where it has not worn evenly. Because I have a 50,000 mile warranty and they are less than 50% through that mileage, I will be heading to a town down the road in the next couple of days to see about getting them replaced. At least they are under warranty and I should be able to get compensation on set of replacement tires.
Tire follow-up. Found a Big O tire company about an hour away so I drove over there to find out about the tires. They confirmed the wear on the tires was down to almost time to change the tires and had never seen such wear on this brand of tires. Hmmmm. They gave me credit for over 50% of the tires and I ended up paying $320 for a set of new tires. Asked if keeping them inflated to 80 lbs had any effect on the tires wearing out more quickly and was told, no it should not have any effect.
Bottom line I have new tires at least for another two years of wear.
I had a most awesome visit with Christine’s parents the other day. They are in their mid 80’s and are having a number of issues with health. Christine’s mom, Bell is a real charmer and her Dad is a force unto himself. What a team. Through it all they have been able to sign over their home for a lump sum with the ability to live in the house as long as they want too. Having extra money in their elder years will make some decisions easier to make and hopefully less stress. What a charming couple. So glad I had a chance to meet them again.
Well I’m getting a chance to experience the rainy side of Washington State as it’s become overcast and is expected to rain here for the next week or more. Have already experienced a few days of it before I continue my trek on down the road and hopefully back into the sunshine. Maybe it will help all the forest fires out this way.
That’s about it for this weeks mini-adventures.
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