Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
We slept in until 10 this morning (I’m pretty sure I could have slept until like 1…or later). Then Kyle took us to Glacier National Park!! So incredibly beautiful. We did a 2 mile hike (4 total) to Avalanche Lake. What a sight! When we got there, these two old men were sitting on a bench on the shore of the lake chatting away and pointing and looking through binoculars. They were looking at a Grizzly Bear and her cub!! FYI Glacier has the highest concentration of Grizzlies! So they let us borrow their binoculars to see the bears. Pretty awesome, considering Emily has been saying she wants to see a bear since…I don’t know…Colorado! Also, good thing we had stopped and got our bear spray and bear bell!! Bear Spray is like mase on crack to deter bears from attacking. And apparently loud noises keep bears away…but you have to put up with feeling like Santa Claus is right behind you the whole hike when you bring a bear bell. I suppose it’s worth it to not get eaten.
Unfortunately we did not have time to visit the House of Mystery, a vortex! Bummer.
Kyle had to run off to football practice, so Emily and I went to Moose’s Saloon to eat a late lunch. They had some amazing pizza. If you are ever in Kalispell, you should definitely go. From the outside, it looks pretty abandoned, but it’s delicious!
We got back to the house and realized we didn’t have a way to get back in the house. So instead of taking the nap that we had been looking forward to, we utilized the time to completely repack Mitch and get organized! My oh my it looks so good. We even took Mitch and gave him a bath!! Mitch is so fresh and so clean, clean!
The rest of the evening consisted of dinner time, taking a nap (while Emily read and spent 30 minutes trying to convince the cat to get out from under the porch), and riding around looking for WiFi. We ended up sitting outside of a closed coffee shop mooching their internet.
Headed to Yellowstone tomorrow!!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
This is the point in our trip where we are finally turning around and heading east! It's just seems so crazy that we are in Washington state and all of Em's fam is in Washington, NC across the entire country!
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
We lovvvvve San Francisco.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Another high mileage day through mile high countryside.
Monday, May 18, 2009
When I said we had a fun day planned today...I didn't even realize the amazingness that was to come.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Boulder is amazing! Check out these kewl shades in Boulder!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I just sat down to blog and realized I can't even remember this morning. We left Dallas at 6:50am Central Time and arrived in Boulder 9pm in Colorado time.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Sleep! Oh, Sleep, how we love thee! Slept in for a bit this morning, took it easy kickin it with our good old Castaway friend Miss Ashley Nicole Davis, Texas A&M grad and substitute teacher of the universe!
Dallas is a really pretty city! For some reason it kind of reminds me of Charlotte. It doesn’t feel like the buildings are smashed in on top of each other like so many other cities. Very clean.
We visited the Sixth Floor Museum today, which is the museum about JFK’s assassination. He was killed by a sniper rifle from the 6th floor of this textbook supply warehouse, and they have built the museum remembering the event on the exact floor where Lee Harvey Oswald shot the President. If you ever go to Dallas it is worth going to. The museum is very well put together and holds your interest throughout.
The Dealy Plaza, where it all happened looks basically the same today as it did in 1963. It was crazy being in the exact spot that such a terrible thing happened for America. They have an X painted on the spot in the street where he was hit with the shot that killed him.
Drove by the new Cowboys stadium!!!!! IT IS EVEN MORE MASSIVE THAN THE MEGACHURCHES!!! For reals I’ve never seen anything so big. It can fit up to 100,000 people and they have GIANT screens on the outside to show the game to more people who buy outdoor tickets. George Strait has sold out for his concert there already. Duh.
We also got to experience Dallas nightlife…but only after doing a little shopping. I usually restrict myself from going into stores such as Anthroplogie but Texas water must have got to my head and there I was, doing it big like a Texan, and actually going into Anthropologie. Don’t worry, I didn’t go crazy…
Anyways, back to night life…we went to see Amos Lee play at the Granada. He was awesome! Emily knew every word, I knew about 5 (“Somethin bout a Southern girl…” you should check it out) but it was a great concert.
We’ll be up quite early in the a.m. Lonnnnng drive tomorrow!
PS WE ALMOST EXPERIENCED TRAGEDY TODAY:
I walked into the living room, and there was Clairethestupiddog sitting on her little pallet with PUFFY (my beloved stuffed animal) laying there!!! My heart dropped to the floor..but no worries, Puffy is still alive and well. Claire had just carried her away. I no longer like Claire. You don’t mess with Puffy and still get my friendship. It just doesn’t work like that. I’m just putting that out there to all those who have ever thought it might be “funny” to pull a prank and do something to Puffy. I will go crazier than a Momma Bird protecting its young. I’m serious.
And shoutout to the more likeable dogs belonging to Ashley: Lucy aka Daisy, Cooper, Ginger aka Sandy, and Abby. I may or may not have continued to call all her dogs by whatever name I chose.
And I ate a taco puff today and saw Terry Bradshaw’s humble abode.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Well I've been in Texas for 8 hours now and I still haven't met George Strait.
Toes in the Gulf of Mexico in Gulfport, Mississippi!! Guess who toes are whose?