February 19, 2017

Housework

Refinishing cabinetry is not super adventurous, but I took some pictures anyways because this is what we're up to these days.

January 22, 2017

Mt. Rainier Snowshoe

Finally out in the powder again, wooooooo!!! This weekend we took a few first time snowshoers up to Paradise to take in the sights. It was super snowy, and avalanche conditions were up to "considerable", so we played it safe and stuck to the Mazama ridge area. We had read a few reports about a rain crust that sucked to ski, but snow conditions were WAY better than expected, and we had a ton of fun on the little slopes near the ridge. We'll definitely have to go back and explore more when we have time for some laps, what a great spot!

January 14, 2017

Flying the Oregon Cost

This Saturday Cary and I were still feeling a little sniffly, so we held off on winter sports-tivities, and opted to do some cross country flying instead. It's only 2 hours by air to our favorite summer surf spot, Manzanita, so we flew down for some lunch at Bread and Ocean and a walk along the beach. On our way down, it was super cool to see aerial views of Oswald west, Canon Beach, and many of the other spots we've road tripped to.

January 2, 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

For the grand finale of our euro-tour, we took a flight a few hours north to Copenhagen. We enjoyed soaking in the cozy vibes in the Nyhaven harbor area, eating lots of hot dogs with pickled toppings, and visting a historic viking site with 1,200 year old ships on display. We stayed through New Year's, and were so glad we did. Most places in Europe have no fireworks laws for the event, and it was absolute (but exciting) chaos in the city. Walking through the streets to get to the main square felt a little bit like being in World War II, and you had to be super careful you didn't walk into bottle rockets being set off at every street corner, but I would definitely go back to experience that level of citywide excitement.