One year ago, on August 22, Doris and I had our first date. Today we went back to Liu’s Chinese restaurant and had dinner. We even sat on the same table.
It was an interesting year. The weather in Eureka was unusual good. It did not rain much.
Yesterday we went to the Humboldt County Fair. They have an exhibit about the Tsunami which hit Japan very hard. On display is a boat which came across the ocean with the currants.
We also visited the buildings where art, photos, wood work and vegetables were on display. They all had ribbons and had won prices.
Then we had lunch and after lunch we went to the horse races. A man in a red coat blew his bugle before every race.
There were six races and I lost two dollars. I had bet only on one race. Doris lost fifteen dollars.
Today we had a typical North coast day. When I did my morning walk is was misty. While at the boardwalk I saw the Madeline coming back from a fishing trip.
The Carson Block is being renovated. It was built by the Carson Lumber Baron, who also built the large mansion.
Not very far from it is the Annie B. Ryan House which is being renovated by the Eureka Historical Society. Doris is the treasurer and writes a lot of checks for this project.
We went to an Ice Cream Social at the Annie B. Ryan House. The proceeds of this event went to the fund for the renovation.
There is still a lot of work to be done.
The bathroom was changed; the box for the flushing water is still near the ceiling.
The kitchen got new cabinets.
Doris is waiting for customers. As the treasurer of the society she is in charge of the money.
The volunteer painters are still working on the outside.
There is a large garden in the back.
Seating for the guests was provided.
A three piece band played string music.