Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Dinner

Mirranda did us proud on Christmas day with Roast Ham, Potatoes, Pomegranit & Brussel Sprouts, Herb Bread & all kinds of other goodies!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

More bloody snow.....

It started snowing on Sunday 15th, the first week of snow wasn't to bad but the second week was terrible as the snow kept on coming. By December 23rd we had about 20" of snow & half an inch of ice on the ground. The only reason that we still have our greenhouses is that Chiyoko has been working non stop removing the snow from the roofs of the houses. I was doing the same thing at work were I wasn't as successful, loosing 11 houses to the snow & ice :^(..

Monday, December 15, 2008

Heading into a cold spell....

We at the beginning of what might be our longest prolonged period below freezing in 12 years or more! Snow forecast again for Wednesday then again next Sunday!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Sunday morning an arctic blast arrived, we began the day at minus 3C and got colder from there! Still managed to get a half marathon run in though before it got too bad!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Cheap Gas!!

Six months ago I never would have believed it but gas is back into the $1.50's Back in July we were paying over $4.20!

Flavours of Home

Saturday we headed out to get our flavours of home for the Christmas Hollidays. First we stopped at lady Di's Country store in Lake Oswego and then we went to Uwajimayia in Beverton, it's the largest Asian Market in the Portland Metro Area.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Decorating the Christmas Tree

Tuesday 10th we put the tree up. My job is to get it standing upright in the stand then get the lights on it & working! After that it was up to Chiyoko & Mirranda :^)..

A Weekend Trip to Seattle.

December 7th 2008 I had to go to Seattle to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. So we decided to make a weekend of it & we went up on Saturday to do a bit of Christmas shopping & hang out at the Pike Street Market. Instead of driving directly to Seattle we drove up to Bremerton on the other side of the Puget Sound then took 60 minute ferry ride across the Sound to the downtown Seattle.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Time to get the Christmas Tree

Friday afternoon Chiyoko & I went to the usual place about 2 miles up the road to pick our Christmas Tree out.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Sunset on Hood

I snapped this photo of Mt. Hood from work at about 4:30 on a Friday afternoon after a lovely sunny if chilly day.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


This year we had another great Thanksgiving meal with the Phil, Susie, Jean, Carrie, Nick & Amy. Martin & Jenifer joined us later in the afternoon.

Triple Falls - Columbia Gorge

Saturday November 30th we decided to work off some of the Thanksgiving calories by hiking up to Triple Falls in the Columbia Gorge.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Guy's Birthday

After a hard day slaving away in the garden & lighting the fire I was finally allowed to sit down & open my Birthday presents from Chiyoko & Mirranda :^)

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Autumn Colour

Disanthus cercidifolius 'Ena Nishiki'
We have had some great Autumn Colours in the garden this year, here is a link to a few more photos!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mirror Lake

Last Sunday was a clear, sunny & very windy! We hiked the Mirror Lake Trail and then on up the Tom Dick & Harry Mountain trail to the ridge top.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Hood River & Lost Lake

Sunday the weather was great so Chiyoko & I took an afternoon trip up to the Hood River Orchards & Lost Lake. We returned home by way of the Lolo Pass Road over Mt. Hood.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Zigzag Mountain

Last Sunday we did loop hike on Zigzag Mountain stopping at a very cold Cast Lake for a bite to eat!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Golf Anyone?

Dad sent us this photo today with the caption "Charity Golf"...
Hmmmm. Not sure what the Charity was but I did notice the Quality Street Tin & empty bottle of wine on the table behind them :^).....

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Meacham's down under :^)

George, Tracy, Charlie & Milly Meacham now have a Smugmug photo site to. You can check out all their pics here.

Monday, October 6, 2008

2008 Portland Marathon

Sunday October 5th, 2008

I ran the Portland Marathon & Chiyoko chan ran the 5 mile race

We both had great times, Chiyoko ran her 5 mile race in 46 minutes & I slogged through the Marathon in 3:38:16

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Rocky Mountain National Park.

Saturday September 20th 2008, we spent the day in Rocky Mountain National Park with our friend Paul.

Mt Goliath

Sunday September 14th 2008 we headed up the Mt. Evan Road to Mt. Goliath on the IPPS tour. This is the highest paved road in America rising to over 14000'! We couldn't go all the way but we did get to over 12,000'.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

An Old Friend

Chiyoko & I met my old friend Ed Tankard at the IPPS meeting. Ed & I were both interns at J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. in 1985/86

Colorado Trip

September 11th Chiyoko & I left for the IPPS conference in Denver. After the conference we spent a few days with our friend Paul who lives there. I also met an old friend :^)...

Galleries coming soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008