i spent the past few days with rachel at a camp site just outside of crescent city, california. our goal: to see the sleeping giants of the redwood forrest. our trip took us to the edges of the northern california and oregon coast where we often crossed state lines to find food. the whole pumping your gas situation in oregon still confuses me.
i have never seen trees this big in my life and in some parts of the woods, i imagined the trees coming to life like the ents of the lord of the rings. call me a nerd, but it’s pretty cool when you come up to something wider than a school bus and has been growing for thousands of years. another interesting spot was the fern canyon where we told lost and jurassic park was filmed. once again, i imagined what it would be like if the black smoke thing was chasing us.
i made a quick trip back down to southern california for an interview last week. my flights took me from reno to salt lake city where i stood for about an hour and finally to san diego. the ride there was nice and smooth with no problems. the trip back however left me in salt lake for one night where i almost didn’t wake up in time to catch my plane. i don’t think i will be flying with delta again any time soon.
it has been some time since i have seen my brother’s dog at our house. if you have not met, i would like to introduce you to bailey, king of wessex, ruler of the ninth english kingdom, inheritor to a fortune of biscuits and fame. he is a trained expert in the art of facial expressions and cologne ad poses. under his creative direction, we put together a small photoshoot.
the “close your eyes and imagine you’re surrounded by sea horses”
the “seriously, lets manly chest pump”
the “profile guaranteed to make the ladies melt”
the “model’s cliche look to the left”
the “i got quick moves like a sexy gazelle”
it’s incredible how quickly 23 weeks fly by when you’re living the elegant life of a structural engineering student. within that time frame i’ve somehow managed to pick up on italian cooking, listen to a panel of professionals grill my team on SNAPS.com, and survive the jungle that is california traffic. but despite the smoggy air that hovers over southern california, nothing really beats san diego sunshine.
school is done for the year and i’m back home. i’ve taken the camera back out and dusted off the lens in hopes that i can update this blog more regularly. now then, time for lunch.