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of our site added for our 2005 trip to
Fernando de Noronha, Iguassu Falls, and Rio de Janeiro.
We've also put on video slide shows of this trip.
We visit our
family in Sweden again. It was my first trip back in four
years, though Sandra has gone several times in that time frame.
We hot-air ballooned over Stockholm, a memorable experience, ate
lots of kräftor (crawfish), drank a lot, and generally just had
a good time. We camped one night at Lepse, by the lake,
and celebrated Anna's 25th Birthday.
We spent the
weekend in Bend, Oregon, where we mountain biked up a frenzy at
Swampy Lakes and Peterson
Ridge. We also took in the town of Bend and relaxed at
Eagle Crest resort in Redmond.
We spent the
weekend in Long Beach, Washington, where we took in the
fireworks. The beach was full with cars, music, bonfires,
and fireworks. It was really great. Then, we went
with Craig and Denise out to the Oyster beds to do some
Oystering. Afterword, we
headed back to Naselle to eat up our massive catch!
gone in Atlanta, Georgia on business during her 27th birthday.
She was too involved in her conference to get in much
sightseeing, so you won't find Atlanta on our site too soon!
We take a
picnic at Silver Falls State Park
for my birthday. It was a lovely afternoon, with wine,
strawberries and cream, baguettes, and dessert. After
lunch and relaxing, we took a stroll to see 177-foot South
We headed up
to Ocean Shores, Washington, on Long Beach, and did some
clamming. It was our first time
doing this, and it was a great time! The cleaning wasn't
too fun, though. Thanks to Mei and Brian for showing us
the ropes, and to Craig and Denise for playing host for a while
at their place in Naselle!
I spent three
days in Sacramento, California, taking my PLS exam there.
I took some photos and made some observations that are posted on
our new Sacramento page.
We spent the
weekend at Eagle Crest
Resort in Bend, Oregon, where we found the best snowboarding
yet at Mt. Bachelor.
The snow was light and fluffy, the powder was unbroken, and we
had a wonderful time!
Josh Groban was in
Portland, selling out the
Concert Hall in minutes. His enchanting voice was
memorable, but was actually a bit overshadowed by the passion of
Lucia Micarelli on the violin!
We headed up
to Leavenworth, Washington for a relaxing weekend...instead, our
truck broke down on the top of Snoqualmie Pass in the middle of
the night! Not good. After two tow truck rides, two
rental cars and $5,000 for a new engine, we still managed to
have a good time in Leavenworth. The Christmas lights were
out, and we met Brian and Jeannie one afternoon for some great
Additions and Updates
Lake on Mt. Hood to our Mountain Biking Guide. We
rode this 16-mile trail just yesterday. We made a wrong
turn, as usual, but it was great.
hiking page. Ramona Falls is a beautiful waterfall in
the Mt. Hood Wilderness. We made this hike in June,
hiking page. This page details an after-work hike we
took this August in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
page on Silver Falls State Park,
primarily created to share photos of the trip. We had a
wonderful picnic lunch on the banks of the creek, and strolled
down to see 177-foot South Falls.
Mirror Lake Slide Show,
and photos to the Mirror Lake
page. These photos chronicle our hike of the Mirror Lake
trail on Mt. Hood with Brian and Jeannie on July 27, 2003.
added a clamming page, where we
give a few pointers about clamming for Pacific Razor Clams in
Washington State, and you can see our photos from our trip!
added Sacramento to our list of
destinations on our site. This was from my trip to
Sacramento for my PLS exam, where I spent a few days. We
added photos of Sacramento, a link directory, guidebooks, our
impressions of the city, and some background information about
the Capital of California.
backpacking trip through the Goat
Rocks Wilderness is finally here! We backpacked
along a 25-mile stretch from the North Tieton Trailhead to
Walupt Lake. This stretch is the highest and most
spectacular part of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington.
We've posted our trip report, trail information, and a
photo gallery for you to