Monday, August 13, 2007

Places I've visited

Looks like I need to get to the East Coast more.

create your own visited states map

and I definitely need to visit more countries.

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

new paint job

new paint job
Originally uploaded by gapey
Woo hoo I got my house painted this week and I'm in love with the color. I don't think I'll get sick of it anytime soon! I was referred to Blair Painting by a fellow vanpooler and they did a great job. I gave her the address of a house I liked the color of and she was able to match it. The paint job was long over due. It hadn't been painted since it was originally built 10 years ago. My next door neighbors also just painted their house last week.

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Hurricane Ridge jumping crew
Originally uploaded by gapey
I had a plan to do more hiking this year and even bought an annual Northwest Trail Pass in hopes of using it, a lot. The plan is finally getting some action. I was starting to doubt I was going to get much hiking done as I've been so busy with other things. I've found quite a few fellow Flickrites who also enjoy hiking and have been on a couple of hikes already in the past month which is more than I went last year. I'm going out again on Tuesday to Mt Rainier's Spray Falls/Park. So, I'd say my plan is a success.

I went to Hurricane Ridge and Lake Crescent a few weeks ago with 7 guys from the Flickr group and Noble Knob yesterday with 3 other Flickrites and a dog. I'm taking Tuesday off from work this week for the Mt Rainier Spray Park/Falls trip with 3 other Flickrites. There is also another Hurricane Ridge/Lake Crescent trip coming up where we will be staying at a cabin on Lake Crescent for the night, which I'm also looking forward to.

There were a TON of unripe huckleberries on the Noble Knob hike. I was sooo sad they weren't ripe enough to eat. I love me some huckleberries. I'm guessing they will be ready for picking in about 3 weeks. I'm going to have to go on a hike at the end of the month to get my huckleberry fix. I haven't figured out where that hike will be yet.