Wednesday, January 28, 2009

jan part 2-silver creek falls

green goodness: hike with todd

Monday, January 26, 2009

january in review, part one

so this is the new year... (insert death cab's song here)i kicked off the new year by picking up spencer from the airport on new year's eve and hauling to the space needle for the festivities. we were on time to see the fireworks from a side street and it was impressive. we checked out pike's market- twice in two days so we could see the fish throwing and so my car could get broken into the second time while in the broad daylight in less than two hours. bastards. ironic public parking place i parked at when the "incident" happened. i mean my car has 225K miles on it. it wasn't enough to claim on my insurance since spencer's tom tom, my ipod shuffle from analee and jose and my cell phone (also given to me by the a & j) would be considered "home owner's insured items." whatever!on the brighter side of things i was able to see the troll under the bridge after seattle we headed towards the oregon coast. along the way we found this awesome restaurant to stop and eat in. spencer is giving a visual to the name of the restaurant.also found in clatskanie....on we went to goonie countrythe visit was successful with both of us doing a rendition of the "truffle shuffle." i'm not allowed to post spencer's pic.
p.s. that's the real house in the back.
astoria was magical and charming, i can't wait to go back again. we made it to the shipwreck by sunset.then did the last leg of the trip in...
the drive welcomed us back to the freakish weather and lack of plows in oregon but it was a fun packed beginning of the year.

part of the 21st century...

drum roll please... i officially have internet in my home as of today! it's a miracle in latter days, i know. i hope to be a more regular blogger from here on out. please celebrate in your own ways for my sake. it's so wonderful and beautiful.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

the drive back to the airport

monday after Christmas, jaimie and i headed to vegas to visit with gpa and for me to head back to oregon. the drive is beautiful. i got my favorite candy at the cheveron in kanab, ut... zotz. hard to find but exciting and delicious. it's nostalgic to eat.

no road trip is good w/o driving through colorado city. lucky for the polygamists that they picked such a beautiful piece of land. i'm jealous of the land, not of the wife situation. a smile always appears on my face when i pass the merry wives' cafe though. one day i'll stop in.
speeding through the gorge always makes me happy as well... tight curves and the lack of cops... can it get better? i'm still safe though. this is the canyon i thought i'd die in at the age of 16 when i was a senior in high school, driving with cody and matt, in cody's geo or something. we were flying in the canyon on our way to a smashing pumpkins concert. our parents let us ditch school and i remember walking down the strip at night and thinking. wow this is what it will feel like to do whatever i want after i leave home. i have to admit, it's been pretty great.