Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Chealais, Washington

Slow day for pictures, it was cold and rainy, Here is Sammy chewing on a ink pen, he just loves them.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Gig Harbor, Washington

The sale was no big deal, small crowd, 2 mouthy bidders that should of stayed home.

No Obama

They were outside the Post Office yesterday in Gig Harbor, Washington.I gave them $20.00

Bad Sammy

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Gig Harbor, Washington

If you have never seen this video, take a second and watch.
We have went over the new bridge twice, the old one in the pic is still in the bottom, and tonight we are in Gig Harbor at the Eagles Club.
The original, 5,939-foot-long Tacoma Narrows Bridge, popularly known as "Galloping Gertie," opened to traffic on July 1, 1940 after two years of construction, linking Tacoma and Gig Harbor. It collapsed just four months later during a 42-mile-per-hour wind storm on Nov. 7, 1940.
The bridge earned the nickname "Galloping Gertie" from its rolling, undulating behavior. Motorists crossing the 2,800-foot center span sometimes felt as though they were traveling on a giant roller coaster, watching the cars ahead disappear completely for a few moments as if they had been dropped into the trough of a large wave.
The original bridge was a suspended plate girder type that caught the wind, rather than allowing it to pass through. As the wind's intensity increased, so did Gertie's rolling, cork-screwing motion -- until it finally tore the bridge apart.
For the next 10 years, Tacoma and Gig Harbor/the Olympic Peninsula were once again unconnected by bridge. Then after 29 months of construction, a new, much safer Tacoma Narrows Bridge opened on Oct. 14, 1950.
The new bridge spans 5,979 feet -- 40 feet longer than "Galloping Gertie" -- and is part of Hwy. 16.
The sunken remains of "Galloping Gertie" were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 to protect her from salvagers.
An eye-witness account of "Galloping Gertie's" demise was graphically provided by Leonard Coatsworth, a Tacoma newspaper editor:
"Just as I drove past the towers, the bridge began to sway violently from side to side. Before I realized it, the tilt became so violent that I lost control of the car... I jammed on the brakes and got out, only to be thrown onto my face against the curb.
"Around me I could hear concrete cracking. I started to get my dog Tubby, but was thrown again before I could reach the car. The car itself began to slide from side to side of the roadway.
"On hands and knees most of the time, I crawled 500 yards or more to the towers... My breath was coming in gasps; my knees were raw and bleeding, my hands bruised and swollen from gripping the concrete curb... Toward the last, I risked rising to my feet and running a few yards at a time... Safely back at the toll plaza, I saw the bridge in its final collapse and saw my car plunge into the Narrows."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Roy, Washington

Really wasn't that bad of sale, small crowd but they spent a little.

This guy wanted me to cover the tables so we wouldn't scratch them.
Are you kidding me.

Airstream Sky Deck Coach....Larry Needs One!!

Take a look at this........Airstream Sky Deck Coach

Is this Cool or What!!

Longbranch Marina

I didn't get a pic of our hall, I should have, it was old and big.
We had a sale tonight in Longbranch, Washington. It has a big Community Improvement Building, Marina and a Cemetery. Good crowd, good bidders, one of our biggest sales (for this time of year) Big Surprise brought $90.00 and sold 9. Got 43 Swiss watches today and all the batteries were dead. Can you believe they bought half knowing that the batteries were dead.

Longbranch, Washington

Here is where all the Longbranch Drinkers go.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Port Orchard, Washington

Not a bad crowd they just wouldn't buy anything, no money.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Port Townsend, Washington

Watched them take a boat out of the water and that is about it. Advertising didn't get out or was not done correctley, no one showed up. Short evening. Went shopping at a really nice Safeway.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Port Angeles, Washington, Eagle Club Auction

It is tough the first hour, nothing was clicking, tried a 1200.00 Jackpot and it worked. Broke the Ice and then they bid and bid. Turned out to be a good sale. Plus it always helps to have a big buyer. Here is Sammy gaurding one of our new Compact Computer we sell.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Port Angeles, Washington

What a big beautiful ship. Sale tonight at the Eagles in Port Angeles.
Double Click to see a good pic of the ship.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Quilcene, Washington

We had a sale today in a Masonic Lodge and across the road was this. It basically looks like a junk yard. A family lives in there. Any time you think you have it bad, take a look at this photo. I asked the gentleman that we rented the hall from and he said they have lived there for years. He told me to stay away because they have a mean goat. Today the goat was tied up to a truck tire and he just drug it around. Double click.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Hoodsport, Washington

Had a sale in Hoodsport, Washington today, no big deal. Didn't take any pictures.
Just posted a pic of the doggies. I'll have a good pic tomorrow.

Friday, September 18, 2009

McCleary, Washington

This sale is over. Bad Sale. They had no money. 2 loud mouth punk kids drove me nuts.

I going to have one of these.
But everyday.

Oceans Shore, Washington Auction

4 was a good bidder, and buyer.
There was construction eveywhere, they had the road to sale blocked for a couple of hours that sure didn't help. Small crowd, but I enjoyed them, good buyers.

Sammy helping put away the chairs. Sammy helps with everything.
Sammy really wants to play with a Seagul.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ocean Shores, Washington

Sammy and I went driving on the beach. He really likes that.

Ugly Ed's....What a store.....I love it....

He has everything in it, used, 2nd hand, antiques, it is great. The boys at the sale last night were telling me that Ugly Ed has been the Mayor, The local policeman, the county commissioner, his wife hit the lottery for 3 million and didn't tell him for 3 weeks. He divorced her and got half. What a store.

Raymond, Washington

Small crowd they were really tough.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sammy loves site seeing.

This is a big frying pan.

Believe it or not, I have seen a bigger one. In New York State somewhere I saw a 30' or 40' in a town, the claims to make the worlds biggest pancake once a year at there big festival.

Long Beach, Washington

This is the home of the longest driveable beach in the world.

Sammy and I had to drive on the beach.

Cathlamet, Washington on Puget Island

Had a small crowd but they were good bidders and all around good crowd.

Clanskanie, Oregon

We started the truck today and was just standing there shooting the buy 3 deer, momma and 2 babies walked right up infront of Arthur and I. Great shot. Double click on pics.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Katherine my niece is growing right up.

My nephew Jon and his lovely wife Rose vacationing

Jon help me, what year was this? Great Picture.

My nephews graduation picture with my brother-in-law Larry, Jon, my sister Equilla and my mom. I can't believe i have never seen this picture.

Astoria, Oregon

Finally made it to Astoria the view it great. Connie and Sammy.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Found a goof ball at the RV Park....He had to be drunk

Connie and I were out walking the dogs when some guy about 6 ft 6 goes walking by with his weinie dog. We visit for a minute, and he tells me I have a nice looking daughter and walks off, so I turn around thinking some young girl has walked up behind me. No, it was Connie.
What a nut job!

Trip up Hwy 101

We left Coos Bay this morning and we are on our way to Astoria (the end of Lewis and Clark Trail). Hwy 101 is really a beautiful drive. We are in Garibaldi, Oregon, we went down to the harbour tonight and had Salmon and Halibut it was great.