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Gettin’ ready

Oh my, here I go.  I’m ready for my trip.  Well, at least physically ready, I’m not sure if I’m mentally all there. I have spent the last week tying up loose ends and getting my stuff together for my little adventure over to the other side of the world.  My bag is packed and…

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Home!

I’m home. After quite the journey through airport after airport, my mother was there at 1 in the morning in Philadelphia to take me home.  I walked out the airport doors and heard a measly honk from what must have been my mom’s car.  They don’t make horns that sound like that anymore. It was…

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The Honey Badger made me miss my flight

It’s true.  I think. I was sitting at gate C31, in Chicago O’hare, my least favorite airport in the world, just wasting time.  I had 2 hours before my flight, so I got comfortable.  Bought a $13 salad, and was feeling good about being almost home.  My flight was to depart at 6:20. I sat…

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Back in the Boze

I’m exhausted. Leaving San Francisco: Woke up at 4 am, to get a ride to SFO. Danny had to be at work at 6, so he had to drop me off many hours before my 9 am flight. I had stayed at his girlfriends house in the city the night before, mindlessly watching television for…

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The Foggy City

San Francisco!  Gosh it’s good to be back. So let’s see:  I guess this post begins the day before yesterday.  After spending the day in Sebastapol, and seeing the coast and some more redwoods, we decided to head into Frisco for the evening, to meet up with some of my friends from high school.  We…

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Sebastapol

After a wonderful day in the Redwoods, we moved on Southward towads Sebastapol.  Ray has a friend from way back in the day that lives in Sebastapol, and so our goal was to make it to Graham’s house by the evening.  We drove pretty much straight through, down the 1, and only stopped to cook…

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The Redwoods

“The last 24 hours have been kinda hectic, yeah?” Ray commented as we drove away from the Trees of Mystery. “Yeah, but it’s been awesome.” After leaving Crater Lake yesterday, we headed South towards the Redwoods. It was about a 5 hour drive, and we were planning to get to the Redwoods just before sundown….

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Crater Lake

We arrived somewhere in the Umpqua National Forest last night around 9.  We drove up to a campsite near Diamond Lake in the dark, and set up camp in less than 4 minutes.  We sat and cooked Ramen and told stories until it was time for bed.  In the midst of the Cascades, we knew…

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The Oregon Coast

We left Portland at noon today, and headed South on route 5. The drive to Crater Lake from Portland could be 4 and a half hours, if you go down the interstate through the middle of the state. We decided to drive along the Oregon coast, on 101, and see the Pacific Ocean again. It…

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Olympic National Park

We drove for three hours yesterday, and ended up in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.  I have always wanted to see the Pacific Northwest, especially after Michael went here in 2010 and spent a semester with NOLS backpacking and sailing.  He told me that the trees  were incredible here, and I…

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Portland, Oregon

We made it to Portland around 2 in the afternoon on Sunday.  Driving up to Sole’s house, and seeing her out in the year waving us down was priceless.  It’s a nice feeling to see her outside of Yellowstone, in her element, and living her own life.  It made me realize how Yellowstone really gives…

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Bye Bye Yellowstone! Until next time…

Well, folks, I’m on the road! After a little over a week at Old Faithful, I threw in the towel and hopped in a car with a friend to do a roadtrip of the Pacific Northwest. And I couldn’t be happier. You see, working at Yellowstone was awesome. Working at Lake was awesome, really. Lake…

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