Scene from the Toppenish Railroad Historical Society Haunted Train.
Tonight is the last night--6-9 p.m.--at the Toppenish Depot.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
With the desktop in the computer hospital, I am without access to the series of photos I was going to use this week, so we made today the day for our expedition to the Yakima Area Arboretum. A wonderful outing! If you have an arboretum in your community, I highly recommend a visit.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Due to a possible computer crash, I am depending on any photos I may have currently on my laptop. I took some at the Sunnyside diversion Dam this summer. Irrigation is the lifeblood of the Yakima Valley. The Sunnyside District is one of the first major projects. The sign tells the history.
Clicking on the sign should make it large enough to read.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
The original Mabton High School building still stands. It has been boarded up for as long as we have lived in the Valley--replaced long since by newer facilities.
Mabton was once a thriving town because it was a railroad terminus. But when the railroad changed its route, prosperity went with it.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Hubby had some business in Mabton yesterday so I went along to take a few pictures. It's not a very big town--maybe 1000 residents--and there is not a lot to get pictures of. I don't know how the taggers got up there to graffiti the water tower. Well, obviously by the ladder, but really, now! Who would go so far?!
Monday, October 13, 2008
You can click to enlarge this one and see that the cast members of this production of Beauty and the Beast are...
...a little older than you might expect.
That's because it is this year's offering by the Over the Hill Gang, a local amateur theatrical group which has lowered its minimum age to 45 to be sure of enough players to put together a cast. They have been putting on an annual musical in Sunnyside for about twenty years.
Here Belle, her nose in a book about a charming prince, is immune to the charms of Gaston while all the village look on.
I was charmed by the only full page ad in the program. It proclaimed: "Belle works for us!" with a picture of the star.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
You wouldn't likely find this in the city of Yakima, but for any other part of the Yakima Valley, you can't be in a hurry if you get behind something like this.
In one of my first YVDP posts I said that this typical traffic usually tried tos tay as far as it could to the right so that cars could pass. For this one, that just wasn't possible. Imagine how wide it is when the discs are unfolded.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
The Yakima Valley Museum Soda Fountain is a functioning museum exhibit. It was installed in 1996 with the acquisition of the fountain and all its equipment from the Jordan's Drug Store which was closing after many years of operation. Just love the art deco look!
Tomorrow, where shall I go?
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
I love watching all those demos in the commercial building, such as this one which slices, dices--no really it does. Most of these items which we have purchased at the fair in the past we used for a short time and they are now tucked in the back of the cupboard. We passed this year, but it was really fun watching.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
On the opening day of the Central Washington State Fair, this view from the second floor of the Agriculture Building provides the graphic lines of the window panes to frame a number of food booths where folks are lined up for their favorite Fair treats. Attendance was up for the first weekend of the fair over last year's numbers--and there were plenty of lines to wait in.
I'm not registered for Theme Day--I've finally figured out how but too late for this month. To see Theme Day posts from around the world stop by the City Daily Photo Portal or any participating City Daily Photo blog.