16 Apr 14

It is a struggle to imagine how little I would get done without the assistance of my faithful assistants. Also, it takes a great deal of stress off me to have someone else handling the dangerous bits.
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#mtnorway #jxil03 #construction #long2014

It is a struggle to imagine how little I would get done without the assistance of my faithful assistants. Also, it takes a great deal of stress off me to have someone else handling the dangerous bits.
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#mtnorway #jxil03 #construction #long2014

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15 Apr 14

Cool as #KimDeal . Last splash.
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#long2014 #mdl06 #jxil03 #mtnorway

Cool as #KimDeal . Last splash.
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#long2014 #mdl06 #jxil03 #mtnorway

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12 Apr 14

I’m not the greatest landscaper, but I am pretty handy at making cool things for kids to play on outside, especially ones that involve projecting oneself through the atmosphere. 
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#mdl06 #mtnorway #ropeswing

I’m not the greatest landscaper, but I am pretty handy at making cool things for kids to play on outside, especially ones that involve projecting oneself through the atmosphere.
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#mdl06 #mtnorway #ropeswing

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5 Apr 14

My preggo wife not only spent the day hiking with her family, but packed in a giant thermos of hot chocolate for us to savor in the cold. Amazing.
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#columbiagorge #longx4 #horsetailfalls #rrnl34 #jil37 #mdl06 #jxil03

My preggo wife not only spent the day hiking with her family, but packed in a giant thermos of hot chocolate for us to savor in the cold. Amazing.
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#columbiagorge #longx4 #horsetailfalls #rrnl34 #jil37 #mdl06 #jxil03

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Yes, my daughter toted her camera around to all four waterfalls we hit today. Sniff. 

FOUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY GORGE WATERFALLS :)
- Wahkeena Falls
- Horsetail Falls
- Ponytail Falls (officially known as Upper Horsetail Falls. Coincidentally, it is four-tenths of a mile above Horsetail Falls).
- Latourell Falls

All are accessible within a 15-minute drive of Bridal Veil exit. Happy exploring!
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#columbiagorge #waterfalls #pdx #44pacificnwplaces #44artinprocess #mdl06 #long2014

Yes, my daughter toted her camera around to all four waterfalls we hit today. Sniff.

FOUR FAMILY-FRIENDLY GORGE WATERFALLS :)
- Wahkeena Falls
- Horsetail Falls
- Ponytail Falls (officially known as Upper Horsetail Falls. Coincidentally, it is four-tenths of a mile above Horsetail Falls).
- Latourell Falls

All are accessible within a 15-minute drive of Bridal Veil exit. Happy exploring!
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#columbiagorge #waterfalls #pdx #44pacificnwplaces #44artinprocess #mdl06 #long2014

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4 Apr 14

Hitting it hard.

3 Apr 14

Note the light. Note the pedestrian in crosswalk. 
A colleague of mine recently moved from down south, and described differences in driving styles between states:
“In California,”
he said.
“When the light turns green, you punch the gas. You just hit it. In Oregon, drivers just sort of…take their foot off the brake, and leisurely accelerate through.”

Yeah, I’m in the latter category. And one of the main reasons is for those one in five hundred scenarios where someone deliberately crosses, in front of you, and if you’re a “gun it at the light” driver…someone’s getting hit.

So honk if you want. I ain’t flooring gas three nanoseconds after the light turns.

Even in the face of brazen jaywalking :)

#pdx #portland #44portland #portlandsw

Note the light. Note the pedestrian in crosswalk.
A colleague of mine recently moved from down south, and described differences in driving styles between states:
“In California,”
he said.
“When the light turns green, you punch the gas. You just hit it. In Oregon, drivers just sort of…take their foot off the brake, and leisurely accelerate through.”

Yeah, I’m in the latter category. And one of the main reasons is for those one in five hundred scenarios where someone deliberately crosses, in front of you, and if you’re a “gun it at the light” driver…someone’s getting hit.

So honk if you want. I ain’t flooring gas three nanoseconds after the light turns.

Even in the face of brazen jaywalking :)

#pdx #portland #44portland #portlandsw

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A visual depiction of economy inequalities across the universe.
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#jxil03 #mdl06 #long2014 #washingtonpark #44portland

A visual depiction of economy inequalities across the universe.
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#jxil03 #mdl06 #long2014 #washingtonpark #44portland

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There is probably a future Olympic champion in this picture.

(I’m not sure what event - probably bobsled or archery)
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#jxil03 #long2014 #iceskating #olympics

There is probably a future Olympic champion in this picture.

(I’m not sure what event - probably bobsled or archery)
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#jxil03 #long2014 #iceskating #olympics

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2 Apr 14

Skate park life.
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#44washougalcamas #camas #skatepark #long2014

Skate park life.
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#44washougalcamas #camas #skatepark #long2014

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