We take our last walk for the season on Thompson Trail this morning and see the Autumn leaves beginning to line the path. No one recognizes us from a distance, because we don't have Jake with us. He is still at Sunnyhill and we miss him greatly.
We stop to visit with a local guy we always meet, and he tells us that 'the eagle lady' asked him excitedly one day if he had seen her picture on the post near the street where they park to access the Trail. We now know that she did get the card we made for her with a picture of her and her black standard poodle, and the eagle we always looked for. We are ecstatic!
We take one last look at the moulds the ship building company uses -- hull, deck, flybridge, etc.
Then we see her! The 'eagle lady!'
We are really ecstatic now, and she tells us how really surprised she was to see the card waiting for her on the post. And today we learn her name. We will miss her.
We are in travel mode early and pick up freshly groomed Jake for the trip east and south. We see an oversize load on the highway and try to figure out what it is. Maybe something to do with wind farms.
As we pass the highway sign for Fall City, we think fondly of Pat and Patti, who are heading for their reunion at Lake Powell.
We travel through beautiful mountains today, then into farmland.
We no longer have to wonder what the crops are, because there are signs on the fences all along the way that label the fields. It is not readable in the photograph, but first we see brightly colored foil flags that alert you to the sign. This one says, "Alfalfa."
Our stop for the day is in Moses Lake WA for a restful evening.
Willie of Walldog, Willie and Jake