Thursday, November 29, 2007
After an awesome Mt Bike ride with 1500' of vertical I stumbled on this panorama. My first look at Lake Tahoe was a stunning sunset. The trees were perfect silhouettes, fog was rising from the coves around the lake, and the very tips of some of the Sierra Nevada were starting to white out. Not too shabby. Otherwise, if I'm not playing I'm working. I'm patiently waiting for the snow, but enjoying the biking, hiking, and climbing to be had. I'm thinking of breaking myself a bronco since there are a couple herds of mustangs roaming around about a mile from my apartment. I'm not sure how wild horses adapt to apartment life though. I'll let you know...
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Haha. I had Tim to thanks for the above scenario. Just a "quick hike" no snowshoes, pants, or gators at the base of the Grand Teton in Wyoming. Postholing it and freezing, every so often you'd fall in up to your waist. There's nothing like a discerning friend to help you decide where your comfort zone should be.
The best friends in life are the ones who are passionate about SOMETHING. You don't have to have identical pursuits, but both energy and lethargy are contagious. For the record shopping, bar hopping, and watching TV don't count as hobbies.
So if I'm craving caving in a lava tube with Tim in Cali, busting backflips with Brandon & Jesse, bodysurfing the whitewater course with Travis, or taking in some views from the bay with Eric I'm covered.
"To know someone here or there with whom you can feel there is understanding in spite of distances or thoughts expressed ~ That can make life a garden." ~Goethe
Friday, November 16, 2007
A long time ago I made a deal with myself never to "drive" to Florida. Still, I somehow convinced my dumber-self to embark on a drive that is much...much longer. Perhaps influenced by the new car smell and a free XM radio subscription- on Oct. 28th Truc, Remi, myself, and a Honda Element left Maryland to start a 36hr, 2,500+ mile journey. First stop was the Land O' Manning (the good one) Indianapolis to stay with Truc's friend. The following day we drove 14 hrs, in time to spend Halloween's Eve in Gothenburg, Nebraska...yay:/ I'll take Wyoming, Utah, & Nevada over Indiana, Iowa, & Nebraska any day. The third night we stayed in Salt Lake City, Utah (If you find yourself in the Ramada by the airport there watch out. Every night is the owner's private karaoke party & he's no idol). The last leg of my trip took me past the Great Salt Lake, Utah's salt flats, many mountains, and many truck stop casinos in Nevada. I did get to drive past the famous Winnemuca, NV. Listen to the beginning of Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere" and you'll get it.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Makin it simple and savin my vocal chords:
I've taken a hint from my friend Aaron in the Peace Corps and started a blog. View "My Complete Profile" for answers to FAQs, look under interests=) You can click on pictures and videos on my site to see them larger. And click on the "My Photos" link to see all my webshots for a complete visual. You may also leave me comments on posts or subscribe to my blog through e-mail.
I've departed from familiarity. I've decided to pack my life & dog into a car and move to the alternate side of the Mississippi. I think I'll try my hand at professional gypsy-nomadism for a while. All friends and family are welcome to visit, unless it's over a Jewish holiday...or it's a leap year...or the month is a prime number...actually, just call in advance.