We saw an amazing sunset and some incredible light on Mt. Adams as we drove home from Centralia. Of course we had only one choice at that point… get off the freeway, hit the road less traveled, and find the shot. We didn’t get the exact angle I was looking for, but I did manage to get a series of shots that weren’t bad. Love the light on the mountain in this one.
Ok… So the theme for the Photo Hunt this week is triangle. I’m struggling with it. The first one I considered was a shot I took recently while out to dinner with friends at a pizza place. Triangles of pizza slices all over the place in that shot. But I wasn’t totally satisfied with it, even though it made me laugh. I’m ending up with this… though it’s not a true triangle in the sense that it’s really more like a cone, but hey… from the side it looks triangle-ish. So… here you have Mt. Hood, at sunset, taken near PDX, with a plane landing. Technically you could say the plane also has a couple of triangles, with blunted edges, if you could the wings and tail wings. I know… I’m stretching it.
Happy hunting everyone and if you’d like to join in all the photo hunt fun, CLICK HERE for details. Then grab that camera of yours and get out there and shoot.
We got up wondering if we’d have too much snow for the rented Jeep Liberty to handle. The forecast said there was a possibility for up to 4 or 5 inches. We had a dusting. No problem for the Jeep, even in 2 wheel drive. Our first stop, as I posted earlier, was Starbucks. Had to get that London Fog and the Chai. A must have for any road trip, not to mention any time we leave the house for any length of time at all.
This was taken as we ventured through the Siskiyou Mountains. We were in 4 wheel drive for about 10 minutes. We didn’t really need to do it, but we thought why not… we’d gotten the 4 wheel drive because we thought we might need it. We didn’t want it to go to waste. We crack me up.
We took off early this morning for places east… Atlanta, Georgia to be exact. Our flight was early. Why is it when you know you have to get up really early, in our case 3:45, you can’t sleep. Any other regular night, no problem. Ah well… we did indeed get up and made it to our plane in time, which took off in time. Excellent.
We have this traveling thing down to a science. Bags ready and by the door, head to PDX, park, ride the shuttle to the terminal, check our bags but not ourselves in as we already did it at home, go through security no liquids no metal, find the closest place to get a chai, board, break out the Bose headphones and laptop or ipod, grab the water we brought along, get out the bagel we purchased before leaving, pack up our stuff right before landing, get the bags, find the rental car place, get the car, drive to the hotel, throw the bags in the room, and then hunt for food. Like clockwork.
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Our first full day of driving on our way to Vegas. We’re resting comfortably, all three of us, in our hotel room in Salida, CA.
Yesterday we picked up the rental car, this time a Subaru Forrester, at about 4. We had it home, loaded, and were on the road by 5:00. One stop at a rest area near Albany along the way and there we were, pulling into the hotel parking lot at 10:45. Not bad.
Today we were up and on the road about 10:00. We were worried we wouldn’t be able to get through the pass over the Siskyous because the night before chains were required, which we don’t have, but this morning, waiting late enough, we were fine. There were only a few areas where the “caution ice” signs were lit up. We had no problems, and were even able, or at least, Karen was able, to take some pictures as we drove along. We stopped the first time, not counting the stop at the Starbucks right by our hotel this morning to get a chai, at the rest area at Weed. And man, was it ever cold there. The temperature readout said 35 in the car, but with the wind chill it was much much colder. VERY. We both felt like we had frostbite just walking to the restroom and then walking Weston around the pet area. BRRR. He had no problem with getting back in the car either, I think the little mister was feeling the cold as well.
So far, the trip has been great. Karen made terrific road food, fried chicken and deviled eggs, and we’ve already had three meals from the batch of stuff she made. Nothing like driving along trying to wrestle a big ol’ piece of chicken and some deviled eggs, but it was worth it. Completely tasty. It’s the road food of her childhood and let me tell ya, it’s a good combo.
Tomorrow we get to Vegas and Dan and Linda’s place. It will be so great to see them, and their little ones.
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Or as Kev used to call it… Mountain Hood. Some things from a childhood we just don’t forget. My brother calling Mt. Hood Mountain Hood is one of them. He’s 40 now, but to me he’ll always be my little brother with his own great perspective on things.