Monday, June 30, 2008

A Whirlwind Summer!

I know I've been gone a lot lately but here's why...I've been having soooo much fun. Here's my dad fishing a couple weeks back when we rented a boat and fished Lake Kapowsin out in the relative Puget Sound Boonies.

Shortly after the fishing trip I got to go hiking up at the Carbon River Glacier Entrance to the Mount Rainier National Park with my awesome friend Katie. Here she is standing under one of the many fallen trees that extended the hike to the Glacier to a blistering 17.5 miles roundtrip. We didn't make this hike, instead going to two waterfalls and a Green Lake which were side hikes that didn't disappoint.

The Hike to Green lake included some snow crossing and a lake that lived up to its simple name. Yes it was really green. I later slipped and fell in and got one shoe soaking wet. I got to enjoy the 5 plus mile walk back tot the car with one wet shoe and one dry shoe.

There were also some extremely huge trees and equally huge smiles to go along with them. What an amazing day.

After that can you believe it? But then I went up to Seattle for the Fremont Solstice Parade to see the freaks and weirdos as well as catch some great food, see FLOWMOTION at the Rocket Stage and then later on to the Showbox to enjoy a wonderful night with Railroad Earth. Yet another very awesome day with Stephie, my brother, Leslie, Sam, Sharon, Matt, Derek, Rachel, and a whole host of other wonderful festival friends.

With my trip to Los Angeles and Rosorito Mexico Looming in the future you'd think I'd take it easy and just relax but NO WAY I snuck down to Olympia to take my friend Randall Skimboarding at the Ocean. He's lived in Washington his whole life and never been all the way to the Washington coast to see the mighty Pacific. We had a great day of skimboarding, jetty walking, and laughing our asses off cracking jokes and bumping old school hip hop records.

The next day I got on a plane and flew to Los Angeles where I was picked up by my friend Mason. We enjoyed some dinner out in Venice Beach and Santa Monica. The next day we got up and drove town to Rosorito with Reese and Brianna (sp? one n or two?)

Mexico/Rosorito was such a vivid and exotic experience that I'm not exactly sure how much of it I would like to include in the very modest blog. Due to student readership and other circumstances I will choose to leave out many of the details of this incredible adventure. Either way it will take longer to sum up the experience than I have now. My next blog post will undoubtedly be yet another attempt to catch up on documenting and reporting on my unbelievable life.

SOON TO COME: The Rosorito Experiment.

Needless to say, I love being on vacation and can't imagine my life being anything else other than a constant pursuit of leisure. I'm glad I worked so long and hard this winter to be able to have the longest vacation of my short life.

Much love to all my friends and family that have let me be a part of their lives. I'll report again soon.


Reese-E said...

So glad I finally got to meet you this weekend, Kale! The trip couldn't have been better! (Unless it was longer, of course.) So bummed to be back at work. Missing the sun and sand and all that is Rosarito!

alisha said...


so glad to read a positive and upbeat sound to your blog again. I'm happy to hear that you're enjoying your summer and that you are feeling refreshed and renewed...i cant believe it's half over already.

Take care and keep havin' fun...we'll need all we can get to get through another long alaskan winter.

Anonymous said...

Hey kale, its Bri, Charisse's sis, -- Thought about you today when i had to wake up for my first day at my new job. Getting a taste of a jobless summer was fabulous and now I can't remember why I didn't become a teacher?? So just wanted to say, please enjoy the rest of summer for those of us who now have to work through it! ; )

Christina. said...

Oh Kale... it's addictive isn't it? In the beginning it was just "one more" school year to make the money for just "one more" great summer for me.

Shoot. Retirement from the AK school systems is only 19 school years away from you now. 19 more kickass summers.

I'm just saying...

positivelystephie said...

yahooooo for Kale and Stephie days!!!
I made the blog I feel so special.. I put my photos up of your seattle adventures for you..
check it!
See you for some rocking RV time!! yeha!!!
Did I tell you yet how happy I am to have you back!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you have been busy having fun!! We miss you out here bro!

Koop said...

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