prune picker

This is the blog of a prune picker. (Native born Californian) Retired oilfield. I am an old man. (91) I blog a lot about my body and getting old. As I approach death life gets more interesting. More interesting is not good. I still drive. I attend sports, music, and civic events. I am writing my memoirs. I attend swim class three times a week. Some of my blogs might be interesting. A lot of my blogs are silly and trivial. None are very long.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Trip to Orcas Island. (Overnight stop in Woodenville)

Had a one hour flight from Monroe to Dallas and a four trip from Dallas to Seattle. Number one grandson and his two daughters met me at the airport. This on Friday July 17. The the next day to Anacortes and ferry boat ride to Orcas Island. The ferry boat ride is a blast! Exciting. Jackie and I first rode the ferry going from Vancouver Island to Anacortes in 1987.

Loading pickup for trip to Orcas Island.

Grandson Matt's new camper.

The famous Wrock Falls in Matt's backyard in Woodenville, Washington.

Ferry landing at Shaw Island. The last and 5 minutes before Orcas Island.

The Wrocks on the beach at Eastsound. The only town on Orcas Island.

Farmers Market.

I told Winter Wrock to pull in her tongue!

Matt takes on his daughters at tether ball.

The view from porch of the Wrock's cabin at West Beach Resort

Grand daughter Annie at her cabin. Two up from the Wrock's cabin.

Great grandson Max Shafai at party for his Seventh birthday. 


  1. Happy Birthday to the most incredible, most inspirational, most captivating 90 year old I have ever known. I love you Chuck!!!! Louisiana misses you already.

  2. Today is the big day! Happy 90th birthday!!

  3. Dear Mr. Chuck,

    Happy, Happy Birthday My Friend! Our lives are so much better for knowing you. We hope that you have a wonderful day and an even better year.

    Love and Hugs,
    A.B and D.B.

  4. happy birthday prune. so glad you are there.


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