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WA and Olympic Peninsula, May 2011 – Part the Fourth, Seattle

July 6th, 2014 by

Planning for trips and the big party proceed apace. The tomatoes and cucumbers are growing in the heady summer sun. Watching fireworks was pleasant, if a bit interrupted by hyper 3 years olds, but that’s what you get with a family late night holiday. We’re flying out to Santa Cruz next weekend, and we have made an actual decision as to where we’re going for a few days after our wedding (ps. the catskills). So I guess this is all winning. But now! After spending out time in Olympic National Park, we headed back to Seattle and spent some time with friends before concluding our trip. Continuing from our backpacking trip, after we packed up and headed out, we started our drive back to the city…

bunnies getting some religion at Theo Chocolate


Boston – February 13-20, 2011

January 19th, 2014 by

Oh golly gosh! I’m slightly less than three years behind with this post! So many small glimpses into the recent past…at least for me, and any of you suffering along through it. What’s going on this week in regular life? Well, we’ve started house hunting. Crazy right? Anyway, back to Boston…well, let’s come in and take a look, yes? Working for Nokia has let me have this recent sort of quarterly time lapse view of life into Boston, which is kind of wonderful, if a little nostalgia making at the same time. Not quite tourist, not quite home, and not quite just-business-trip either, these trips end up just being…busy. This was the next trip after, well, the prior trip.

Just some various pics and talking. Slice of life.

Road Trip – Part the Third, June 2010

January 27th, 2013 by

In the first parts of my trip, I left Los Angeles and wound my way north through California, from the Bay Area, up to Lassen Volcanic Park , and then north to Lava Beds National Monument. From there we headed north into Oregon, heading to Crater Lake National Park. After that , Jen had to head back home, and after a farewell at the Klamath Falls Airport, I headed west, continued up the Oregon coastline, and eventually made my way to Portland.

Newport Bridge – one of the many excellent bridges along the coast

Onwards to northerner places

Road Trip – Part the Second, June 2010

January 21st, 2013 by

We left off, having just left Lassen National Park, and we headed off to the next part of our trip – up into the north east corner of California to Lava Beds National Monument, stopping at the way to look at a truly lovely waterfall.

Schonchin Butte, in Lava Beds NM


Road Trip – Part the First, June 2010

January 12th, 2013 by

On June 16, 2010, just a day or two after graduation, I embarked on a road trip, leaving LA and heading north on the I-5. As my brief photo introduction says, it was 15 days and 3666 miles , three states, several parks, lots of birds, and general good times. I got up to Seattle in a zig-zag, and came straight back down in a tearing hurry, and it was pretty awesome.

I was so very tired
At the top of the cinder cone, I was pretty wrecked

Heading off from Home

Warner Springs – June 6-9,2010 …and Commencement

January 6th, 2013 by

Right before commencement, I went south with my mother for a few days, staying in Warner Springs, and checking out Palomar, Julian, and the general surrounding area. It’s a nice place, sort of away from the city, and pretty hot, but not yet really the desert. The hot springs were pretty nice, too, and just driving around and seeing the area was a great couple of relaxing days.

it's a church!
I guess they’re saying “come on in”

Rest of the way

Arizona – March 2009, Part the Third and Last

July 12th, 2011 by

After leaving the national monuments, we headed east, to Petrified Forest National Park. We backpacked one night in the wilderness northern portion of the park (the part north of I-40, more or less, which the park straddles), and then walked around in that area for a bit, before returning to our cars and heading south to the southern parts of the park, before heading to Phoenix for our final night in Arizona, before all heading home.


Onwards, to take a tour of more petrified things

Outdoors! w00t.

May 16th, 2005 by

EDIT – some photos are now up. click through them for the actual albums.

Well, my server is having issues at the moment, so none of my pictures are posted, so I am just going to dump stuff from my hiking notes files. In brief, I went up a mountain with Amittai in Scotland, and I went camping (first time with no car!) with Joe. Both of these were pretty awesome trips. I also dicked around Holyrood Park with Amittai for a bit, and we went up Arthur’s Peak, but I can’t really call that a hike, even with the mile or so walk there. Nice views though. Also, “I’ve gone back to the gym”

oh man

The mountain in the middle,in the back, is the Cobbler. Loch Long is right in front of us in the view.

Ben Arthur, aka The Cobbler, Scotland, and the Sespe River