Best Western Sandy Inn
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We are in our third week of hosting here at Bonneville Fish Hatchery. The jumping salmon drinking fountain has been leaking water despite an attempted fix two years ago. The copper fish sculpture has been removed in order to gain access to the leaking plumbing. That, of course, means cutting and chiseling out the mortar joints to break the stones free to replace leaking copper tubing. As of today all of the leaking plumbing has been replaced ...
... worrying what all I've forgotten on the list that is finally being written down.
The packing itself takes little, except that for 2 weeks, we need more entertainment and other assorted items. It's the preparation to leave the house for two weeks- buying cat food, doing cleaning and yardwork, making phone calls. While I take my work with me, there's things that need to get done now vs. later.
At some point, decisions will be made ...
Time to start planning the cross county ride (and back). I figure 8 months is about right to make sure everything is in place and all the contingencies are covered.
To make it poetic, I'm going to cover from Astoria to Astoria on the ride. As in coast to coast - Oregon to New York. I'll be starting from Sandy, Oregon and riding to Astoria, Oregon ...
... conversation with the staff currently present – and they can actually remember the blast when it happened as well. I cannot imagine what it must have been like at the time.
We take the opportunity for a rest stop for a bit, and the staff are helpful enough to bring up the webcam at the observatory at the top of the road we are following – and you can see nothing because of the clouds. Oh well, at least ...
... as a pebble on the bottom of their pool.
The male fish are milked of their milt and most of them returned to the pool so that they may be milked again. The sample of milt is examined under a microscope and if determined to be viable the milt is divided and placed into several dixie cups, labeled and placed into a refrigerator until used to fertilize eggs.
The ripe females aren't as lucky as the males as they are anesthetized, ...