hidden in plain view —
the original colossus
bears all into liberty.
Silly Flickr, they keep changing the way things work. It took me longer than it should have to figure out how to get the image I wanted, hence the late post!
Right now I’m sitting in our rental unit in Seaside, Oregon. We spent our time in Seattle in the rush and tumble of big city life — the Pike Place Market, Lake Washington, the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum, and we even visited the Jimi Hendrix grave site memorial. We had a great time there, and we even managed a visit to IKEA. Yesterday morning we packed up the SurfMobile and set off for Mount Rainier, with the intent of stopping at Paradise, Washington inside Mt. Rainier National Park.
Honestly, I’m surprised I didn’t blow up my phone or Mme. Ross’ camera. The scenery is top-notch. The views are stunning. The cameras don’t do it justice, I’m afraid, but I’m learning how to use the camera app on my iPhone to my best advantage; I mean, it’s a pain to upload photos to Flickr ten at a time, but it’s ultimately worth the effort to have them show up with the cropping and auto-enhance intact.
Last night we pulled into the Hillcrest Inn in Seaside, Oregon and landed this rental unit — essentially, a small apartment — for less than some little hotel rooms. The proprietors (I think their names are Ruth and Don) were so kind and accomodating, and after sleeping off the 3,000 foot descent from Mt. Rainier I have a feeling that the next four days will be quite restorative.
Oh yeah, and I have my surfing lesson scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Pacific time. I’m stoked. Nervous. Kind of scared. It’s a cloudy day and a tad chilly at sixty-two degrees, but this morning I touched the edge of the world and watched the waves rolling in. I experienced it firsthand.
I’m living the dream.
Wanna see some pictures? There’s a lot of them!