Pristine Crater Lake. When we visited at the end of summer, the park was filled with wildfire smoke, and the visibility from the rim road was hazy. But once we hiked down the lake, the color was simply breathtaking. Loved the experience.
First flight in a heli yesterday. An unbelievable morning capped by Mike dropping to a knee and proposing to Kailee on the tarmac. Super happy for you two and I‘m so stoked to have been a part of it. First thing’s first though, Mike. When does bachelor party planning begin!
If you don't want to be down with me,
You just don't want to be down.
I miss being a teacher so much.
Not the early mornings or the report cards or the gaslighting, but I miss empowering and radicalizing youth. I miss showing kids the world and teaching them to follow their curiosity, to question the status quo.
That's why I've been making more thought provoking posts lately- I want to challenge my fantastic followers to think and feel. I'm going to start combining my photography and storytelling with more things I'd love to share with my dream social studies class (Social Studies being where we're supposed to learn to be dope people). .
My classes were never about the "right" answer, but about understanding why you think and feel the way you do. About understanding all the parts of an issue and forming your own opinions. (Except when I taught Earth Science where the motto was "participating in Earth").
If something I say makes you uncomfortable, I urge you to look inwards and unravel why. I promise it'll be a huge source of healing. No hard feelings if you're not down to continue this journey with me, but now is the season to plant seeds of rebellion.
In my best Augustus Maywho voice: “9 days til Christmas!!” 🎄 Anyone else panic this weekend because they realized Christmas is next week and they hadn’t done a bit of shopping? 🙋🏻♀️ I braved the downtown crowds today for a little shopping but I just prefer the online variety more. Snuggled back inside now with candles and my laptop...much better 🎁
Moody PNW afternoons provide the perfect backdrop for a cozy mountain retreat. Let us know if we can help "cozy-up" your winter this year. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Isn't there a saying, "Winter days bring cozy cabin stays?" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
No? There should be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The Nisqually River pictured here is a short drive from our cabins on the way to Mt. Rainier. From this bridge, a summit view is visible on clear days.
everyone always says “it’s all about the journey” but I’m pretty sure it should really be “it’s about the journey while you’re on it, and about the destination when you get there” #throwback
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"Keep your face always towards the sunshine and the shadow will fall behind you."
Sunday Funday to me means relaxing at home and doing nothing at all. But maybe just a bit of gift wrapping.
Some good ol' down time before the start of another hectic week is very much needed. What are you up to?