Hood River Summer of 2001
Back to Hood River for the summer. I've been looking forward to Oregon this year, more than I usually do - Hawaii was getting to cramped with the wind not cooperating and bad vibes in the house. This summer has been an active one and it's only gonna get better!!!!!!!!!!

  • Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... Packing in the gear to go to the airport in Maui. Damn that shit barely fit into the car and getting it in there was more than a little trying!!!
  • Travelling light as usual :-}... 300 pounds of luggage really makes the airlines happy. At least Hawaiian is used to the boards . This picture really doesn't quite do justice to the magnitude of all the gear. Morgans tiny Honda was creaking on the way back <bg>...
  • Will somebody please pick me up here???? Lost soul at the Portland Airport after a nice 5 hour flight delay.
  • Working late at the HR office. Hey it was only 2am at this time... just so you don't get the idea that I *never* work <bag>...
  • The HR makeshift office... a cramped little computer lab...
  • Presenting......... a big ass box!!! Now if people will only buy it!
    Found at a recent trip to Microsoft with the Fox team...
  • Bike ride up Post Canyon... Hey even on the trail I'm advertising the product <bg>...
  • Ouch!!! No looping for you!!!

    Sign spotted in Portland to keep people from bonking on the railway tracks. Viggers can relate to this one. Phsycadelic effects courtesy of the Canon Elph <s>...
  • Oh, the purty flowers... Ok, so the big picture with the flowers in the field didn't quite turn out, so this is as good as you get!!!
  • How you doin'??? <bg>
  • Rock on!!! Vocals at the house. I don't know what happened in this picture, but it had to have been funny, don't you think?

    The neighbors in the Condo really LOVE me and ANTISOCIAL (song) <bg>... I hope they don't read this <s>
  • Full moon screwing with my sleep <s>... We had some really cool moon rises, but the camera just didn't quite catch the cool mood. The howling at the moon you have to imagine yourself!
  • Hiking up the Cooper Spur Trail towards
  • King of the mountain - I rule all!!! Arrogance? What arrogance????
  • Is this what Microsoft calls a TreeView??? Ho, ho, once a geek always a geek...
  • Glacier Manglage on the upper slopes
  • One happy camper...
  • The R and R (Rick and Ricky) doing what they do best <s>... (i'll let you guess what that is!)
  • Lunch break! Almost there...
  • Will you butter my bagel??? It felt good to rest up here for a while...
  • Merideth on the last stretch up - Phew, this is where the trail leaves off and you hike up loose steep ground along the ridge.
  • Almost there... posing at 7000 feet or so...
  • Hey we made it. This is as far as we could get without snow gear...
  • Rick has destruction on his mind <eg>... No I couldn't roll the damn bolder. The thing has been there for thousands of years and it ain't gonna budge from a 160 pound light weight pretending to push...
  • All dressed down and nowhere to go <bg>...
  • Taking out the boat for some flat water wakeboard. Meridith and the man himself - Bob the boaster... Slack out and go???
  • Flat an all that - and that oh so pretty life west. Hey I did alright for my second day on this railless board <g>
  • Ok, so the form is lacking a bit yet <bg>. But I did manage credit card air a few times and even being able to hang on...
  • But.... it's so cooooooooooold...
  • I'm having way too much fun... flat and still not enough???
  • Cool sunset from the deck...
  • Kicking it on the porch after dinner. Notice the big ass wireless antenna for the uhm, inconsistent Internet access speeds... Ok, maybe it's because of the uploading of all of these pics, grrrr....
  • Thunderstorm moving in - weird ass clouds at sunset. The aliens are arriving...
  • The penguin wanted to be in his native environment... I don't think it was cold enough still in the Safeway fridge. Next time I'll release him in the frozen foods aisle...
  • Just another night at River Shitty. Crazy Pete actually showed - not sure, maybe it was better the week before when he didn't...
  • Wagner the babe magnet... Suction cups optional, he he...
  • How you doin'?

    I think I was pushing my limits here - no bagel for you <g>... I was about to get denied bagel privileges. Help???
  • Fashion show (???) at The Shed. Bunch of hot chicks on the bar and way too many drooling guys on the floor. Cheap entertainment for the masses... Bread and Circuses...

    Oh wait, I went... damn, busted! <g>
  • I wanted to make sure I share the *pain* with everyone (screech!) Bob only got worse after this, so don't imagine too hard <bg>... Oh man, the therapy that is required to make up for this, ha ha...
  • Packed bar that night and Julie trying to keep up - gimme that money g'dammit!
  • Can I sit down now?
  • Ricky having a blast on a ride... Smile for the camera boy...
  • Mt Hood from Hospital Hill...
  • Freezing on the coast at Oceanside
  • Waiting for the wind or waves or both to come up at Oceanside. Can't win this year with the fucking wind situation. Grrrrr.......
  • Not happy - pappy! No wind blues face...
  • Napping for better wind. Comfy there, pal?
  • Motivation finally sets in - unpacking gear and going out for our ten minute poodle session in marginal wind and even more marginal waves. But Viggers got a little excitement with a close encounter with the landlord - the wind died on him about a mile out and he got get real aquainted with the cold water and the fear that lurks beneath <s>... He was happy *just* to get back to the beach, he he...

    That's *one* way to get your adrenaline rush...

  • Put on some suntan lotion, man! Coastal burn...
  • Top of High Prairie and leg #1 of a long ride. Viggers waiting for me to catch up... Yeah, yeah, yeah... this climb SUCKS!!!
  • Making some scenic turns...
  • Taking a break on ride #2: Knebal Springs on a big ass fallen redwood.
  • Viggers coming down the mountain...
  • I don't think so... debating whether I want to kill myself or not at the top of Dog River.
  • Another photo op not missed...
  • Top of the world...
  • Rolling, rolling, rolling...
  • Jump, jump, jump!!!!!!
  • Hiking up in Washington's Indian Creek trails... views of Mt. Adams obscured by my big ego, uh, I mean head... <g>
  • Not so lost in the wilderness...
  • Hanging out at the local water hole... one of the many lakes.
  • Gettin' warm after swimming... Maui boy is too thin blooded these days for mountain lakes...
  • One happy family???
  • Serenity now. Serenity now!

    Peace and cough, cough, cough quiet at Bear Lake... by Mt. Defiance.
  • Mt. from Mt. Defiance. Are we there yet???
  • Top of the hill - looking back towards the gorge and Washington. Hey we don't have smog here <g>... I think.
  • Somewhere near the top...
  • ahhhhh....
  • The mad mixer... ... gettin' ready for a long Friday night... or was that Thursday??????? <g>
  • Dog Day afternoon...
  • Soon to be no more - NY Sub Shop Bronx. Sniff - a whole winter without a brick of bread...
  • A not so quiet evening at home in the porta studio...
  • Laynie and Harper hanging with Uncle Firefoot <g>...
  • I can't almost do it on my own...
  • Who's got the big bad bear? In that family? Everyone...
  • Hey at least *somebody* likes me...
  • Gotta a pack of chew, Hank?
  • Morgan the knife victim - Halloween on the way out to go to the Everclear show...
  • CHARGE!!!!
  • Stairmaster!
  • One happy family? Except grouchy... think Harper can only smile at home???
  • Tim the fairy...

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