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Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Aug 31, 2013 - 10:29pm PT
"It was a "win win" situation, eh?"



Better than that! It was win win win win ... I lost count.

I know the guy who owns the cattle, he's my folks' neighbor.

He's a retired Marine, and his wife works for the State Department, so between the two of them, they've been to practically every hell-hole on earth. They have the most interesting stories to tell.

I was getting shots of their house when I got sidetracked, and decided to hop the ( electric ) fence and mingle with the bovines.

Their joint is the two-story gray house. My folks live in the brown house w/ brown roof on the right edge of this shot ( where I'm holed-up right now. One day, it will all be ... my sister's! ) Their cattle are lower-right:



He was watching from his house when his bull got pushy. He was laughing, too.

I got to test-fly a new kite. They got some pictures of their joint from a different angle:


( Penn Cove off in the distance, the Puget Sound right behind me )

And I get another bleu cheese bacon cheeseburger.

It doesn't get any better than this!



Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 1, 2013 - 01:33am PT
And I get another bleu cheese bacon cheeseburger.

It doesn't get any better than this!


HoMan! That's perfect.

Had a Black and Bleu burger today, a little break from cleaning and nesting...

Ali and I ...  <br/>
high on fumes.  <br/>
 <br/>
good times
Ali and I ...
high on fumes.

good times
Credit: Leggs




~Enjoy LIFE
~peace
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 1, 2013 - 08:07am PT
Not really, well kinda, sorta, broken hearted but happy too...sent my boy off to Germany today for 6 months to study sports marketing. He's lookin' pretty perky for 5 am. Me, I was totally unphotogenic....red eyes...and not because of a photo flash...his girlfriend was tougher than I was. Lots of tears from his Dad too.
I'll see him there in December but it seems like forever....

photo not found
Missing photo ID#319055

Susan
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 1, 2013 - 08:19am PT
SCseagoat

He's a lucky kid. Parents crying when you leave are a blessing... annoying, but a blessing... ;o)
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 1, 2013 - 09:22am PT
^^ +100


Hang in there Susan!



~Enjoy Life
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 1, 2013 - 09:44am PT
Nothing to cry about, Ms Susan ( tears of joy excepted )

He looks like a good kid. It's HIS time now. Our time is slowly passing, and will be gone before we know it. He'll be making his mark, in ways only he can.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 1, 2013 - 11:17am PT
Text message response from my Pickle, after asking him to join me (us) for dinner on Friday night:

"Sorry Mommy, I'm at work until 11pm. :( "



He still calls me mommy .... and it always makes my heart beat.
He's been on his own for nearly 3 years.... a good kid. He FREAKS me out at times, don't get me wrong... but a wonderful young man, nonetheless.


Pickle and I ~ July 2013
Pickle and I ~ July 2013
Credit: Leggs
July 2013
July 2013
Credit: Leggs



~Enjoy Life
~peace
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 1, 2013 - 11:56am PT
Nesting...

Photo by Betsy BH of her mother's hand(s)...

Plants... courtesy of life.

LiFe
LiFe
Credit: Leggs



~Enjoy Life!
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 1, 2013 - 12:06pm PT
He still calls me mommy

At least it's not "mommy dearest"!!!!! ; 0)

Clearly the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree....a strong good lookin' young man. I'm sure it breaks both your hearts he never got to meet Grandma...:( She knows, she's proud.
Susan
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 1, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
Thank you, Susan... been missing mom a lot recently.




Today:
I just went down to my locally owned store, Holiday Mart, to get smokes...
Every time I have gone there
I would see this tiny woman
and her puppy
sitting on the side of "river" ...
I always wondered
what her story was.

She was killed by a driver on Monday, crossing the street with her puppy....
Perhaps I am far too sensitive
but when I met her family today
running a car wash to raise funds
I simply walked over, handed over $20 bones
and hugged her son
and conveyed my condolences
covered in tears.

I always thought I would see her...

Kiss, talk, hold, and listen to the ones you love ... and approach strangers out of kindness ... their stories are valuable too.




~Enjoy Life
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 1, 2013 - 06:32pm PT
Four hours ago:



This gun was never fired in anger. Now, the kids play on it.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Sep 3, 2013 - 06:03am PT
Good morning
Good morning
Credit: Dingus Milktoast

DMT
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
Sep 8, 2013 - 10:19am PT
I found him.



I took this picture in 2010, at the Mukilteo Lighthouse in Washington ( right across the street from Diamond Knot Brewery ). When I get a shot like this, I like to pass it along to whoever is in it, but this guy had clocked-out and went home before I had a chance to get any contact info.

I've made a couple stops at that lighthouse each year I've been up this way, hoping to find either him, or someone who can put me in touch with him. No luck. I was afraid maybe he died, or something.

Yesterday, I was back - hoping to get some more kite pics of that lighthouse ( nothing doing, winds were favorable, but most of the lighthouse grounds were closed off for someone's wedding - but Diamond Knot wasn't closed ).

While I was there, I spotted a white-haired lighthouse docent. He looked enough like the guy in the picture, so I asked him if he remembered someone flying a kite next to his lighthouse. He said yes, but it had been a few years back.

I said "I've been looking for you", and showed him the picture on my phone. He confirmed it was him, and I got his e-mail.

Another loose end tied up!

One more thing, this is the picture I had put on my coffee cup a few years ago, so it's his face I see looking up at me every morning.
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2013 - 03:07pm PT
Chaz... that's such a great story
thank you for sharing it with us...
I am still in awe of the way
in which you take photos...
I appreciate the view(s) you have ...
are capable of capturing.

Please make me a kite
so I may fly
over bodies of water
and cliffs so steep.


~peace
salad

climber
Sep 8, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
love this kid
love this kid
Credit: salad
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2013 - 03:39pm PT
Salad! That's awesome!! YES.


TFPU!



~peace, Leggs
sullly

Trad climber
Sep 8, 2013 - 03:58pm PT
Fifty today. Check out my cake.
Credit: sullly
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Sep 8, 2013 - 04:06pm PT
Gayle's????? ^^^^^^

Wow. Happy Birthday!!!!!
photo not found
Missing photo ID#316662

I really don't believe you're fifty, ya know.
What's your secret?


Susan
Leggs

Sport climber
Tucson, AZ
Topic Author's Reply - Sep 8, 2013 - 04:11pm PT
Holy Sh#t Balls...

Happy New Year to you, Sullly!!!

Awwww, girlfriend, you are quality! May the next year be filled with new adventures, love, and life.

~xo lisa mae
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Sep 8, 2013 - 04:17pm PT
Happy birthday sully :)

DMT
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