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Me & My Tix

Me & My Tix

Football for Peace, here I come.


It's Go Time

It's Go Time

I pose with my global travel tickets and the American flag.


Washington Park

Washington Park

This is the second time this summer that I sat by this fountain and shot a photo of this placid scene.


Delta 4

Delta 4

I took this photo of the pitch upon which I refereed the final match of my summer. Only about a hundred yards to my right, a man died after being hit be a hit and run driver while he was riding his bike.


Peninsula Rose Garden

Peninsula Rose Garden

Just one of the many under-appreciated gems in the Rose City.


Anna Miller, Laides and Gentlemen

Anna Miller, Laides and Gentlemen

Lookin' hot as usual after workin' with Wally (the Walnut Tree) for the past four hours.


Anna Gives Wally a New Look

Anna Gives Wally a New Look

The omni-present Anna Miller did some solid work letting some light into Jen's backyard.


The Girls (in Jen's backyard)

The Girls (in Jen's backyard)

From left to right: Jen, Dahna, and Annie B.


Rhonda & Mary

Rhonda & Mary

Mmmmm...don't they look great?!


Rhonda

Rhonda

Everybody's got a crush on Mary Miller's old college pal.


Salute to the Fallen Firefighters

Salute to the Fallen Firefighters

This was a moving ceremony delivered quite eloquently by the man on the dais.


Rhonda's Back

Rhonda's Back

Doesn't the woman directly in front of me have one of the most lovely backs you've ever seen?


Mayor/Senator Harry Lane

Mayor/Senator Harry Lane

Former mayoral candidate Phil Busse portrayed one of the city's most honorable politicians ever.


The Princess of the Columbia

The Princess of the Columbia

Fashion designer and writer Elizabeth Dye portrays one of the first white women in the western Columbia Valley.


The 'Vermonter' Tells His Tale

The 'Vermonter' Tells His Tale

David did a great job ad-libbing the pioneer's tale.


Socrates Tryon

Socrates Tryon

...as portrayed by Metro Councilman David Bragdon.


Austere Monument Amongst the Trees

Austere Monument Amongst the Trees

The crowds gathered for the upcoming performance.


A Midsummer's Night Tour

A Midsummer's Night Tour

...of the Cemetery. All coordinated by the irrepressible Mary Miller.


Lone Fir I

Lone Fir I

I make my way into historic Lone Fir Cemetery.


Low Dude

Low Dude

I forget who this squat little pooch belongs to.


Annalisa & Her Bro' Andy

Annalisa & Her Bro' Andy

Notice the resemblance?


Refs Leave Happy

Refs Leave Happy

No chants of 'death to the refs' from the Timbers faithful.


Full Time

Full Time

Everybody was all hugs and kisses when the friendly came to an end.


Sunderland Supporters

Sunderland Supporters

They brought some nice Union Jacks with them.


Halftime for the Refs

Halftime for the Refs

They pass home plate on their way to the tunnel.


PK

PK

Ricardo calls for a penalty for the Timbers. It was sent over the crossbar.


Sunderland and Timbers Fans Unite

Sunderland and Timbers Fans Unite

Red & White clad Black Cat supporters share the stands with members of the home side's 'army'.


Kickoff

Kickoff

The 'friendly' gets underway.


Section 107 - Timbers Army

Section 107 - Timbers Army

Pre-game excitement!!


Timbers - Sunderland

Timbers - Sunderland

Pre-game pomp and circumstance as Bernie Fagan serves as honorary captain for the match, having played for both squads in the 70s.


Referee Warm-Ups

Referee Warm-Ups

Ricardo, Padman, and Eduardo go through their pre-match routine.


Sprained-ankle Dude

Sprained-ankle Dude

Only a couple hours earlier I was reffing Glenn's game when he twisted his ankle (when he got fouled). It was quite a coinky-dink that I should run into him as I was locking up my bike and he was emerging from his car.


Big Crowd!!!

Big Crowd!!!

A mass of bodies flows across SW 18th in front of PGE Park.


The Fremont Bridge

The Fremont Bridge

Several motorboats speed upriver (The Willamette) underneath I-405 as I pedal across the Broadway Bridge looking northward, enroute to the Timbers-Sunderland match.


Me (and Martha in the Background)

Me (and Martha in the Background)

There she is off to the right of my left arm.


A Little Match-Fixing?

A Little Match-Fixing?

I'm caught in the act with my own camera as Martha pays me off prior to the match.


The Salad Days of Footballing

The Salad Days of Footballing

Martha Brown gets ready for her U13 match out at the Cascade Cup with me in the middle.


Me & the Ladies on the Porch

Me & the Ladies on the Porch

This was Jill's last evening in town.


Little Sean Whizzes By

Little Sean Whizzes By

Scott & Jill's little dude has become quite a terror on the neighborhood sidewalks as of late.


Self-Portrait Deep in the Forest

Self-Portrait Deep in the Forest

Late-afternoon at Barlow Creek


Stella Kicks It

Stella Kicks It

Stella relaxes while Jill and I enjoy the water.


A Forested Oasis

A Forested Oasis

Jill and I reveled in this babbling brook.


Jilly at the Creek

Jilly at the Creek

We enjoyed watching the water rush by.


The Elliott with Rainier and Adams off to the North

The Elliott with Rainier and Adams off to the North

This sort of captures the feel of the scene down creekside.


The New Bridge

The New Bridge

With the trail washed out lower down, the Forest Service opted to put in the new bridge at a somewhat higher elevation.


Stella in the Valley

Stella in the Valley

This was the endpoint of our hike, about half-an-hour from the trailhead.


Alpine Flora

Alpine Flora

This brilliant tuft of a plant comes bursting to life during the short alpine summer.


The East Face

The East Face

The Elliott Glacier rumbles inexorably down the mountain in geologic time.


Glorious Day!

Glorious Day!

Jill enjoyed it up there much more in the light of day.


Mt. St. Helens...after

Mt. St. Helens...after

It's hard to see it, but on the right side of the mountain's flat top you can see a thin plume extending to the right/east.


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