Saturday, August 30, 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Last Thursday of the Month on Alberta Street



I thought this was going to be a gallery crawl, but it was more of an outdoor craft fair. It was so packed with art vendors, musicians, dancers, etc. and it went on for 15 blocks! On a Thursday! I love this town.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

That's so Portland


Except really there should be bikes in the shot instead of cars. I'm sure there is a bike rack very close by.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kelly Kerr's Wedding





Yeah there was plenty of dancing, too. I'm sure somebody took pictures of that.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

House Hunting




There are tons of houses available on craigslist, but I'm having a hard time getting anyone to write me back. I've sent out 25 emails and only heard back from 5 people. All the houses here are super cute, but I'm looking for one with roommates and I haven't found anyone I'm interested in living with yet.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Bike Lane


Being able to ride my bike around a city again is as exciting as being 16 and driving a car on my own for the first time.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Portland!!!




You drove for seven hours and then moved all your stuff into a storage space without passing out. (+10,000,000 points)

Your passengers arrived safely and in good health (+25,000,000,000 points)

Your wagon arrived safely with all of its axles and wheels intact. (+595,000,000,000,000 points)

Except for this crack on your windshield (?!?!?!??) (-48,500,999 points)

Total time: 10 hours to Kansas City + 12 hours to Fort Collins + 9 hours to Salt Lake City + 6 hours to Boise + 7 hours to Portland = this country is humongous!
Total Score: 876,500,000,000,000,000,000,000.5 points

Portland rules! Come visit!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Oregon Trail Day 4


Salt Lake City's main library branch.

On the East Coast and in the South, the built environment dominates the skyline. But out here you can't ignore nature. I guess that's why people in the West are so outdoorsy.

Remember that movie where they were running away from "The Nothing"? I think they were talking about Idaho.

Boise seems like a pretty cool town. I rode my bike around for a little bit since I had some extra time.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Oregon Trail Day 3


Mandy and Dave walked me around Fort Collins, Colorado, which is a cool hippie college town. There is a restaurant there called Rasta Pasta.

There is also this bike library where you can check out a bike for free for up to a week.


Cherbs got to take a walk while I re-packed.

Going up mountains while towing a trailer takes a long time.

They have these things all over Wyoming. I think they are snow fences.

I expected the rocky mountains to be a little rockier than this.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Oregon Trail Day 2


Kansas City seems like a nice town. Henry let me stay at his place.

I think the Great Plains are a myth. I drove across Kansas today and all I saw were hills.

Wind farm (notice the hills).

Kansas loves sunflowers, but does not like me. Right after I took this picture, I got stopped by a cop for walking down the street taking pictures. I resisted taking a picture of the cop.

This huge storm looked cool from a distance. Then I had to drive through it and it was really scary.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Oregon Trail Day 1


Yeah I was actually driving away at this moment.

The connector for the trailer's wiring got too close to the tailpipe and melted. It still works though.

I had hoped to stop in the cities I'm going through and look around, but my car takes up two parking spaces, so that means I can pretty much only stop in truck stops.

Sunday night at 7 while towing a trailer is not exactly the ideal time to do touristy things, so this is as close as I got to St. Louis.

Next stop: Henry's apartment in Kansas City. I've never looked forward to seeing him so much.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

12 Hours of Packing (2pm - 2am)


Some Jehovah's Witnesses woke me up and gave me these things.

Then I got this trailer.

I have so much more stuff than I thought.

The boxes just kept coming.

In retrospect, I should have taken two days to pack and I should have asked people to help me. Luckily, Devin called and asked if I needed help.