Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
A Hike on the Pacific Coast Trail
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Nickel Creek Sunsets
After finding that every "real" back-country site was full (spring break), we decided on the free, short-hike site just south of Crescent City - Nickel Creek. It was a thoroughly awesome site with a creek, tide-pools, beach access and plenty of space. Awesome. We got down in the late afternoon, set-up and caught a sunset before drinking ourselves into a stary but early sleep.
We spent an hour in the morning wandering around the dunes. There was dew covering nearly everything and the air was incredibly still. It was very very serene and peaceful.... Except for Nick running up and down the dunes to work off his pent-up energy. No wonder he gets along with children so well!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Beach Park Dinner
We started our wet road-trip to the Redwoods after work on Tuesday. Nick and crew arrived around 3 and we left just in time for rush-hour. The drive to Oregon was surprisingly quick. With superb i-phone navigation, Nick led us to this brewery/winery/old-building compound. McMinniminas... or something. Good wine, good food and a nice night-cap for camping in the damp/wet Columbia Gorge at Ainsworth State Park. Heather & I woke up early Wednesday morning and did a little hike around the area before we all headed to the waterfalls. We hiked Horse Tail falls and stopped at Multnomah before spending the day driving down the Oregon coast.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Ok, models are cool
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Hiking Cedar Butte
Seattle is pretty awesome. Heather and I got in Friday night and got to walk around the hip district and catch up with Nick. I thought Grunge was dead but apparently it's "hipster" now.... We actually got to see stars, which I didn't think existed here, thought the drunks didn't seem to notice. Everybody wore what you'd expect in Seattle. Actually, it very oddly reminds me of Michigan Tech, only without 60 years of decay and economic depression. Canals, bridges, white people everywhere, big music scene and actually quite educated.
We had decided that Saturday was a hike day. Anna (Panza's fancy lady) came over early and we left for the Cascades (after Nick cooked - he's all growed up now). We hiked the Iron Horse trail and took a turn on Cedar Butte to the summit. It was beautiful!!! We went out to pizza and then passed out super early. Awesome.