Monthly Archives: April 2012

Circle A

Written on April 29, 2012 at 11:23 pm, by

Hiking to the Evergreen beach is always a fun, easy walk in the woods. Can’t help but laugh at the kids that tag trees. You know you’re in the middle of somewhere special when anarchy signs adorn the cross sections of felled firs. Olympia in the springtime… I found this note rolled up in the Continue Reading »

Judith Baumann’s Bucket List

Written on April 15, 2012 at 9:27 am, by

On April 14th, 2012 and into the early hours of the next morning,  I sat down with my composition notebook, a cup of tea and let my imagination run wild. Here then, is the beginning of my ultimate bucket list– those things I want to see/ make or do before I shuffle off this mortal Continue Reading »

Westport Beach, WA

Written on April 14, 2012 at 6:41 pm, by

A couple of weekends ago, fellow adventurer Sarah Cass and I went thrift shopping in Aberdeen and then deciding to go beach combing at Westport. Aberdeen, home of both Kurt Cobain and one of my favorite professional wrestlers, Bryan Danielson (AKA Daniel Bryan), is a depressed yet beautiful old (as the west coast goes) logging Continue Reading »

Across the Country in Four Days, The Final Countdown

Written on April 13, 2012 at 11:44 pm, by

On our final day of travel, we drove through Utah, Idaho and Oregon. We left Wyoming early in the morning and by 9am, we entered Utah just in time to see the gorgeous morning sun break across the beautiful red rock-scape lining the highway. It was breathtaking. As we continued climbing in altitude, we were Continue Reading »

Across the Country in 4 Days, Day 2 & 3

Written on April 13, 2012 at 10:23 pm, by

The next two days kinda blurred together. We drove through St. Louis during beautiful morning light. The drive north along the Missouri River was tedious and full of traffic, weaving into Kansas and Iowa before veering into Nebraska. We made it to the middle of Nebraska the second night and almost out of Wyoming the Continue Reading »

Across the Country in 4 Days

Written on April 13, 2012 at 9:41 pm, by

A few weeks ago during spring break, I flew to Durham, North Carolina to help an old college friend move across country. Late February, he had accepted a job offer in Salem, Oregon. When he shared his good news, I immediately volunteered to drive across the lower 48 to aide in the relocation process. I Continue Reading »

March, the lioness

Written on April 8, 2012 at 7:45 pm, by

March was decidedly a lion. Chirpy, one of my favorite chickens, died suddenly in her nest box. I buried her in the backyard, blubbering more because of the suddenness of her death than out of sadness of her passing. She lived a life 99.999% better than the majority of the world’s domestic poultry. The winter Continue Reading »