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I saw a preview for a new show coming soon on the Discovery Channel. “North America” premieres May 19th. Shows like this make me want to travel forever. I hope you can check it out too!
This past weekend there was a community yard sale in West Seattle. It was a last-minute decision, but we decided to hit the streets and find some deals. The first yard sale we went to had “camera equipment,” in their listing. We went and found cameras! Eric walked away with one camera, but it was only $1! Score!
At the first yard sale I found a letterpress drawer! I’ve been lusting after them for a long time now. They’re usually really really expensive if you can find them for sale online. I found this guy for $5. Win win win! We went to about 30 yard sales, but the only things we bought were at the first house we stopped at. We should have just stopped then and ate vegan donuts!
Yesterday we officially kicked off the travel season! And by travel season I mean…OUR travel season. I think generally our travel season lasts longer than most. We picked up two of our friends and headed to central Washington. Jeff and Jamie had never seen the coulees in Washington so we were super excited to show them around!
Soon! Almost! It’s just around the corner. The sun has been poking out more and more. Kitty naps have been had in the sun by the kitty in the house. And kitty naps have been had by me on the couch. I feel like I’m slowly creeping out of my winter hibernation. I didn’t hibernate as long or hard as I have the past few winters. I’ve been trying to juice more and run (is that what we call it?) on the elliptical machine. I’ve been trying to stretch my lazy winter muscles as much as possible too. It’s actually been helping my stiff neck and back. It makes me think I should really take yoga classes. I bet it would help more than just my still muscles.
One place Eric and I keep talking about visiting this summer the Ancient Lake area in central Washington. We paid it a quick visit last October, but we need more! It was our last real trip of the summer/year. I think we went out with a bang! Ancient Lake was way prettier than anything we were expecting to find in the coulee.
Today Youtube recommended a Lana Del Rey song to me. I usually don’t listen to Youtube, but today I gave in. I’ve seen posters for Lana’s new album plastered all over the local record store. Sometimes I don’t listen to the music the record store advertises on their walls because quite often the poster has the face of a hipster on it. But perhaps I don’t listen to certain things because I’m afraid that it *might* be hipster music *and* I’ll like it. What’s wrong with that though? Can’t we all have guilty pleasures?
But in the end I listened to Lana Del Rey today and I am girl crushing! She is gorgeous and she can sing. I’m the type of person who can listen to the same song on repeat for hours AND not tire of it. I did that tonight with her song, “Ride.” She made me want to travel!
“I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast. I am alone in the night.”
“Every night I used to pray that I’d find my people, and finally I did on the open road. We had nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore, except to make our lives into a work of art. Live fast. Die young. Be wild. And have fun.”
My first roll of film from the Savoy was mostly a success! There’s a light leak on the camera that will have to be taped up next time I shoot with it, but that is pretty much the extent of the badness with the camera! The bright red marks on the photos are from the naughty light leak.
- I found and backed this Kickstart project to restore the only carousel in Wyoming AND the world’s only Cowboy and Indian carousel.
- And since saying “Indian” isn’t PC…here’s an article about proper and improper Native American appropriation. I hate to say it, but I’m super guilty of loving the Native American-inspired patterns that have been littering the fashion world this year. I can’t help it. The patterns are gorgeous and you can’t deny that!
- Now today I DID find some websites that are owned and operated and made by Native Americans! These earrings from The Soft Museum are so much fun! I might need to buy some of these for the wedding. Sister Sky sells body care products inspired by Native American Herbal wisdom. They also contain NO animal products and are NOT tested on animals! I plan on trying their products super soon! I have my eye on the Sweet Grass Body Lotion.
- And on a lighter note, 20 Signs You Are a “Native American-Inspired” Hot Mess. Number 16 and 19 are my favorite.
- This is probably my favorite camera information site. Moose’s Camera Tips For Beginners is my go-to site! Give it a browse and you’ll agree with me.
- I found this article that listed some right and wrong ways to juice. Apparently kale isn’t the best veggie to be juicing. I did not know this. I always wondered why I see people using spinach more often than kale in juicing recipes. The more you know, right?
Today it was sunny! It’s a rare sight during the rainy winter months in the Northwest. We took advantage of this and went for a drive to a few beach parks north of us. We stopped at Kayak Point Park and a State Park on Camano Island.
I really love my Polaroid Land camera! The camera does capture the colors of the desert really well. It can do no wrong!
Yesterday Eric and I ventured to central Washington for the day! The plan was to explore Frenchman Coulee and Potholes Coulee. If you’ve followed this blog for at least a few months, you know by now that we love to geology of Washington. We actually left for the trip later than we usually do. We were out the door a little after 6am. Eric took the first shift driving since he usually does the navigating once we arrive in central WA.
There is an old train station in Cle Elum, WA that we somehow never visited before. I noticed a deer standing between two cabooses. We didn’t know if it was real or not because it wasn’t moving. Of course I thought it was weird that it was just staring at us. It finally moved and ran after a doe standing nearby.
It’s still apple season in the Northwest. Cle Elum is in a mountain pass so it was a very foggy and misty morning.
The old train station here is actually in really great condition. Someone took quite a bit of time and care into maintaining the building.
This is the old substation from the railroad that used to run through the area. There are miles of rails-to-trails paths in this area too.
We continued on towards Frenchman Coulee. This shot is from a rest area near Vantage, WA. That’s the Columbia River down there!
This is also at the rest stop. You can hike up the hill to see the metal sculptures of horses if you have time. I did a little research and this piece is apparently called “Grandfather cuts loose the ponies!” These sculptures have been here for quite some time, but it seems as they the piece was never finished due to the lack of funding. The horses were supposed to be running out of a huge basket that was tipped over. That’s fun! I love this piece as it is, but a giant basket wouldn’t hurt either. We’ve always seen the horses when it was sunny so it was a wonderful contrast to have the fog there in the morning.
Out of the mist!
I was a crazy horse girl when I was younger. This still excited me of course.
The speech bubble on this horse cracked me up.
I needed to give this guy a hug.
I love the colors of the moss and lichen!
This is looking into the valley behind the horses and away from the Columbia River.
In Frenchman Coulee we noticed that the small waterfall coming over the cliff was actually pumping out quite a bit of water! This was our first trip to the desert in November. It was much wetter than we’re used to seeing the desert.
The sage brush was mostly dead and brown, but you could still really really smell that wonderful sage smell.
Eric wanted to hoof it up the hill behind us to get a particular shot of the coulee. I wasn’t in the mood for that so I wandered around for a bit taking photos with my Canon, Polaroid Land camera, Diana mini, Savoy and traditional Polaroid cameras. Eric and I went to the desert armed with a ridiculous 13 cameras. Only one of which was digital.
I do get really nervous standing near the edge. I’m not scared of heights, but that is one big ‘ol drop!
Eric made it to the top of hill! Do you see him near the top center of the photo?
After fun and photos in Frenchman Coulee we continued on to a coulee we’ve never explored before! Here is Potholes Coulee!
It was sadly cloudy most of the day. It was kind of a bummer.
We decided to walk on the trail back into the coulee. We usually have too many miles to cover in a day that we don’t give ourselves the chance to do stuff like this.
We zig zagged through the coulee and made it to Ancient Lake. We were not expecting to see a lake like this at all!
Ancient Lake was gorgeous! The sun came out and gave way to some blue sky! We agree that we want to come back here in the summer! There was a group of people camping across the lake from us. It would be super fun to camp here in the warm weather!
I tried to take another photo of us and mostly succeeded. Eric and I were oddly red, white and blue yesterday. That was NOT planned!
The rock formations in this area are fascinating. I love how the rocks in the center of the photo look like they were jammed and squished together.
We hiked about 5 miles total through the coulee. The terrain is mostly flat so it was a super easy hike.
This was the biggest waterfall that we saw on our walk. There are a few larger ones but we didn’t hike back to those.
The landscape is much more stunning when the sun is out! It looks larger and more impressive.
After Potholes Coulee we drove to George, Washington where we hopped back on the Interstate for the drive home. Central Washington never disappoints us!