Music Monday: Sasquatch!

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

Craft Spells

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

Wolfgang Gartner

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!


Coachella: Weekend 1 Wrap up

SXSW Day 3


i love seattle: trips to oregon

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

mount hood!

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.

i was on a mountain

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.

canadia. hehe.

a hardcore to-yo-ta.

on the way to the hot springs.

so pretty. i want to go back!

summer skin

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

going camping …kinda

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

keeping warm

s’mores nachos (half choc half hazelnut). yum!