Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Weekend Naps and Halloween

As is my custom during the weekend, I have a regular appointment with the couch. The constant rain last weekend kept me inside for the most part, and after a few chores and lunch, I am ready for my nap. The cat joins me, and we both fall sleep, perchance to dream?

I am awakened by sunshine filtering in through the front door. I get up and notice the rains have stopped and the roads have dried up quite a bit, so I seize on an opportunity to get out on the Triumph; opportunities such as these are becoming fewer and farther between as we get into Fall. I head into town.

I take the long road into Snoqualmie, and stop by the local espresso stand. I am greeted by this somewhat scary, yet smartly dressed, character.

The owners of this stand have decorated the place in a rather macabre style.

After an Italian soda here, I decide that the goal of the day is to research the Halloween decorations as used by espresso stands in the valley.

Heading back to North Bend, I stop by Huxdotter's for another Italian soda (important research such as this costs money), and take a few pictures. The owner here really decorates well for the holidays, with various lights, sounds and sights. The motif here is harvest/Halloween - I don't know where she got these pumpkins, but they are huge:

A more friendly-looking ghost greets patrons here.

And out in the landscaping, an Edward Munch-inspired ghost:


Canajun said...

It's that time of year - ghosts and goblins and fake graveyards are cropping up all over the place.

Jack Riepe said...

Dear Lance:

Well you had a nice fall ride. I might schedule a pumpkin pie run later this afternoon. It is alleged to hit 73ยบ (f) here today. It won't get any better than this, as rain is predicted for the next two days.

Fondest regards,
Jack • reep • Toad
Twisted Roads

Unknown said...


You must have been referring to last Saturday. It was raining cats & dogs. I got soaked on the Downtown East Side taking pictures and returned home. The rain was howling, then shortly after, the sun came out and felt warm. Instead of going out I decided to "Do a Lance", relax and stay home perched on the couch. That's what happens when you are well fed and content

bobskoot: wet coast scootin

Chessie (Chesshirecat) said...

I've got rainy days coming this week. I did get two days of riding in this week w/o rain though!

What the heck? Let's ride...the warm days aren't going to last forever. I'm riding tomorrow too...but staying out of the mountains so I don't catch a chill.
See ya on the roads!
The ghosts and goblins will be out in force soon nuff! But it is fun isn't it?

Mike said...


Your nap reminds me that as the days get shorter I get more sluggish. I like your remedy though. Going for a ride with the cool fall breeze after a rain and have an espresso. Very refreshing!

Lance said...

Canajun - some people really get into this - I've seen some houses strung up with orange lights, just like Christmas!

Lance said...

Jack, I like the idea of a pumpkin pie run. Haven't tried a poker run, but a pie run is more my style. Thanks for dropping by!

Lance said...

Bob, yes, it was that Saturday and Sunday where we had a ton of rain. I now am in river watch mode.

Lance said...

Chessie, thanks. I am really enjoying the fall rides - they are fewer than the summer ones, but so nice with the colors and coolness of the air.

Lance said...

Mike, I've really grown to like the weekend naps; maybe it's my age, or with the fall, maybe hibernation?

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