Sunday, March 9, 2008

Cathlamet!


I thought my mom might enjoy a little impromptu road trip and Sunday brunch today, so I picked her up and we headed out to Cathlamet, a little town on the Columbia River about 20 miles from here.

It was a pretty day, so after brunch at the Riverview we explored the area a bit. (Snapped that picture of the tugboat down on the riverfront.)

I think one of the best things about Cathlamet is its name. It's pronounced "Cath LAM it" so you can use it as a swear word.

For example: "I locked my keys in the car! CathLAMet!" -- or -- "CathLAMet! I told you to stop that!"

So feel free to use the town as an expletive next time you lose your glasses or stub your toe.

9 comments:

dust bunny said...

Haven't been to Cathlamet in years, but my footprints are all over the dike road.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Unless, of course, you are hangin' with your friend, Cathy, who you call "Cath", and who spots you by 30 pounds, lifts weights, has a short temper and a tattoo of roadkill on her bicep. Then, traditional expletives would be preferential.

Rev SS said...

LOL, PG! Good you reminded Barb of this potential need for alternate expletive ... she's so clever I know she'll come up with something other than the basic traditional options.

Barbara B. said...

Guess I could shout the name of another little town around here: Scappoose!! ...but that just sounds like I'm sneezing.

Jiff said...

Movies and fun outings.
Cool.

Hot Cup Lutheran said...

mmm i like it. except having a cath as a sister... i'm with PG on this one. guess i won't break out with a cathLAMET at the dinner table on Easter then... but i'm not promising i won't either... heh heh heh

Jan said...

It's nice to read about you and your mom. Thanks.

"PS" (a.k.a. purple) said...

Works for me.

mompriest said...

haa haa haa cathlamet!

I've been to the mouth of the Columbia between Washington and Oregon - it is beautiful!