Our first Sasquatch experience was a smashing success! Four days of camping, listening to music, and sleeping under the bright shinies was a perfect way to spend Memorial Day weekend. I am still taking it all in (even a week later) and we plan to attend again next year!
Around our campsite…I will buy an avocado green camper, yes yes I will.
Our camping neighbors, Hillary & Lauren.
Keeping cool in the shade.
Those determined bananas hoisted me up during Of Monster and Men.
HoneyHoney (left), Yellow Ostrich (right)
Of Monsters and Men
Explosions in the Sky
I think this is STRFKR again b/c I Break Horses cancelled.
Said The Whale
Portlandia: Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein (left), Com Truise (right)
Michael and I lounging in the grass.
Araabmuzik at the Banana Shack tent
Coeur De Pirate
dirty feets (left), Beirut (right)
Head and the Heart signing
The regular Music Monday has been on a brief hiatus but will be back very soon!
weekend trips to oregon
so while this doesn’t pertain to seattle exactly, it is about vicinity. leslie was in town from austin for the week and had never been to washington or oregon so we split up our time in each amazingly beautiful state. i am very much use to driving three hours for weekend trips from all those years in texas making the drive from dallas to austin for river floating, sxsw, or just a change of scenery. texas does have some beautiful scenery. but getting back up to the sweet pacific northwest…oregon…yes! we ventured out for a night of camping in the mt hood national forest and hiking around lake trillium. a short 40-minute drive back to portland and we grabbed dinner at le bistro montage with killer mac-n-cheese dishes and ended the night at good foot, where i purchased an original art piece from local artist, tony morgan. i am stoked about it and can’t wait to go pick it up at the end of the month (photos to come!). we checked out the japanese gardens and mt tabor, a really cool park that overlooks the city. of course, you can’t go to portland without getting some donuts at the wildly famous voodoo doughnut.
tip: don’t leave seattle heading for portland after 2pm on a friday…
…3 hours turns into 5 hours
at lake trillium. i love her goofy grin.
i would live here! so cozy.
japanese garden of portland.
voodoo! i shared with the roommates.
i had to pop in a photo of seattle. taken during our drive around the lovely queen anne district.
our foursome set out for a long holiday weekend of camping in the olympic mountains for my bro-in-law’s birthday. it was a blast. it’s so nice to get away from technology (though i used my phone for these photos). silly me took my new nikon, but left the memory card at home. oops. and sadly the digital waterproof camera crapped out as well so no photos of rafting on the elwah river, which was the best part of the weekend. it’s lovely this time of year in the northwest, except if you are allergic to grass be sure to pack the allergy pills.
the elwah river.
at a little bar called the junction. we stopped in for a snack but had shots instead. i want to retire in port angeles and buy this yellow-haired lady’s bar.
i love the bathroom! most people think it’s ugly, but i really like wood paneling.
the boys playing catch on a private beach.
a hardcore to-yo-ta.
on the way to the hot springs.
so pretty. i want to go back!
i am so ready for a long weekend of hiking, rafting, campfires and sleeping under the stars. yay for long holiday weekends!
i love the gorgeous colors in this photo
won’t you buy me a winnebago? ..or at least this print
who needs a flashlight? i want these glow jars
adorable print on etsy
favorite band of 2010, seabear
today is national camp in your backyard day (according to my bro-in-law, john, and this site). so be it! oh, and while i wholeheartedly believe that dale’s pale ale is the best camping beer, simpler times comes in at a close second for both taste and cheapness.
j & m campsite
s’mores nachos (half choc half hazelnut). yum!