Orca and Ostrich surf boiling Mount Baker


children at the ostrich farm

Can an Ostrich surf? Can an Orca climb a mountain? Can grandchildren ‘Whack a Mole’ even after Chuck E. Cheese went bankrupt? Will climate change boil the snow off of Mount Baker? (Or will volcanic dormancy end and do the job from the bottom up?) How can it be 100 degrees in Northwest Washington State? Who’s the angel in Solvang?

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Carpenter Ants devour Losing Lakers’ Swiss Army Knife

arrow and azelle beach sand May 2021


Are there any carpenter ants in Santa Barbara? Can you eliminate carpenter ants with a Swiss Army Knife? (Well, maybe not, but you can open a bottle of wine so that you can imbibe while the ants eat your house.) Did the Lakers get reelected, eh, did they win the championship? Why did the pest exterminator recommend acquisition of Daddy-Longlegs? Who has an atlas collection taller than the Atlas Mountains — and a coin collection that weighs more than an aircraft carrier? And, finally, what does a bulldozer have in common with a jellyfish?
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foggy flamingos party while bloviating politicians reverse time


Costa Rafting

How did a flamingo Christmas gift influence Azelle’s trip to the zoo? How does it feel when all the adults in the e x t e n d e d family have been vaccinated? What is the May Gray? And the June Gloom? Why are we thinking of changing the name our our hometown to Santa Fogara? Why did Arrow keep telling Tiger: “We are not having fun, Tiger!”? Where is the Law of Gravity non-applicable? What topics were covered in the latest Tiger and Arrow talks? Read More...
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May Gray advertises bonkers zip-line bunkers

nazy on Beach April 3 2021


What is the Santa Barbara ‘F-Word’? How did fog trick Dan into a family faux pas when they lived in Holland? What season comes after May Gray? (Is it worse than
Mud Season?) Who has new glasses? Who wears their glasses while they are sleeping? (And why?) Having vanquished Dan in the cyberwars, will Tiger be able to beat the App Developers? What does he think about App Adware? Read More...
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Dry rains swing with gorgeous monkey in Asia stroller

Darius, Auriane and Leandra April 2021 Portal with glasses

How will a two year old react to glasses? (How can you tell that a two year old may need glasses?) Now that First Grade has resumed in-person teaching, can University resumption be far behind? What does Tiger think about the new school rules? Why are caterpillars the most exciting thing happening at school? Should I tell him about the cicadas? Where did Azelle see ‘gorgeous monkeys’? (From a stroller?) Has Arrow been to Africa? Read More...
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Galloping Gertie blows out ferry-less sunlit rainforest volcano

The Martin Families Palm Sunday 2021
What excuse would you use to dash to the store to get a bottle of Champagne? More important, why do you need an excuse to get a bottle of Champagne? Will the collected Families Martin make the 2:00 Ferry to Whidbey Island? Did anyone think that the Ferry might be cancelled? Will the Bayview Cafe have what Dan orders? Will Carteret High School beat the Green Bay Packers? For Ferry Cancellation, the alternative route crosses the Tacoma Narrows Bridge? Did you know that Galloping Gertie also crossed (for a short while) the Tacoma Narrows? Where can you find a temperate rain forest?
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Fort Ferry bashes birthday bunkers with hurricane views


everyone at hurricane ridge

Is it safe to order the ‘famous crab roll’ in the city of Dungeness, Washington? Hint: We were at the Salty Girl Girls Cafe. How about Salmon, Sauvignon Blanc, Crab Melt or Salad Nicosia? Where is the best view in Washington State? Who would bring his wife on a romantic walk through abandoned gun emplacements at a maritime fort? (While surrounded by grazing deer?) How many birthdays were celebrated during a short visit to the great Northwest? And why might it be risky top drive across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge?
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