"My job is to go from door to door contacting people whose county has been declared and make sure they have all the material and information to register with FEMA. In this state that will automatically drop them into a state data base too.The most common thing I hear is "Yes, my basement is a mess but go down to my neighbor-his is worse", Anyone who has no flood ins (which is most) and whose house insurance won't cover flooding (most) is strongly encouraged to call."
A walk up to the lookout just off of 192nd Avenue. It was super hazy that day because the smoke from the California wild fires is settling in this area. We couldn't even see the mountain!
Oliver pointing at everything that is his. "Mine truck, mine boat, mine cars, mine water!" The "mine" stage can be so fun.
Then we went to the land bridge that goes from the Columbia River side of SR-14, over the freeway and onto the grounds around Fort Vancouver. This first picture is of a mask (I assumed glass) that was embedded in two large oars that made up the entrance of sorts onto the bridge. I thought it was interesting so I took a picture. Failed to take a picture of the oars/archway but I was chasing three boys!
The bridge goes right next to the train tracks and Oliver was ecstatic about that! I couldn't count how many times that boy pointed out the trains to me and everyone else on the land bridge that was willing to listen to a two year old.
Back on the river side of the land bridge we found a little beach area. Noah was the only one that got to stick his feet in the water because he had the right shoes on. There was too much broken glass for the rest of us to go barefoot. If you look closely, you can see the rock that Noah had just thrown.
Today we met up with the Pyryt clan, Stephanie, Tori, Ty and Jack and headed up to Bonneville Dam. We made it just in time to take the tour into the dam on the Washington side. They usually do 2 or 3 a day during the summer. It's a fun tour that takes you right down onto one of the turbines.
Too bad pictures don't come with sound otherwise while viewing this picture you would hear Oliver screaming, "BIG FISH!! BIG FISH!! BIG FISH!!"