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  • Overnight at White Sands

    Written on February 18, 2015 at 2:28 pm, by

    Back in October, the Tamarind Adventure Club enjoyed a night of camping at White Sands National Monument. When we arrived in the early afternoon, the sun was high overhead and the heat, reflecting of the dunes, was almost unbearable. The sand however, made out of gypsum, remained cool to the touch, collecting what little moisture the Continue Reading »

    Old Fort Niagara

    Written on January 12, 2014 at 9:16 pm, by

    While in Buffalo, I visited Old Fort Niagara with my Grandmother and her long-time, live-in boyfriend, Gordon. I hadn’t been to Old Fort Niagara since a field trip in 4th grade, of which I have fairly vivid memories. I believe I even built a popsicle stick replica of the grounds as a school project.  It Continue Reading »

    Buffalo City Hall

    Written on November 20, 2013 at 10:01 pm, by

    At the beginning of September, I shuffled off to Buffalo to visit my grandmothers, old friends and other assorted family members. I had a variety of adventures, including touring City Hall, re-visiting Old Fort Niagara (hadn’t been there since 4th grade) and ghost hunting at one of the most haunted sites in the country, Rolling Continue Reading »

    Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

    Written on November 13, 2013 at 9:06 am, by

    I can’t believe it’s been two months since my last post. I am totally blog back-logged. September and October were some of the busiest months I’ve ever had. Classes started at the end of September, I currently have a solo exhibition up at WSU Vancouver showcasing some rad new prints, I was invited to speak Continue Reading »

    Shi-Shi Beach

    Written on September 11, 2013 at 7:46 am, by

    From Cape Flattery, I drove to the trail head for Shi-Shi (pronounced Shy Shy) beach, also located on the Makah Reservation. For overnight parking, plan to park on the front lawn of a private residence– be warned parking is ten dollars a day. Overnight parking is not permitted at the trail head, which is heavily Continue Reading »

    Joshua Tree National Park, the final day

    Written on June 20, 2013 at 9:08 pm, by

    After driving back from the Salton Sea, we entered the Joshua Tree National Park from the south, an area that we had, until that point, not explored. From there, we did several short hikes through the desert, including Barker Dam and Hidden Valley. Barker Dam is on the National Register of Historic Places. In February, Continue Reading »

    Bombay Beach and the Salton Sea

    Written on June 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm, by

    On the way back from Salvation Mountain, we stopped at Bombay Beach on the Salton Sea. If you haven’t seen the fabulous documentary Plagues and Pleasures on The Salton Sea, you really should. John Waters narrates this exploration into a planned vacation resort gone bad. The Salton Sea is now regarded as one of the Continue Reading »