Thursday, December 25, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Ok here we go....The instructions:
1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.
And we're off...
1. I'm a simple girl
2. I can't ski
3. I hike because Nick likes to, but I've learned to like it too.
4. I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.
5. I haven't gone to the gym in two years since last monday night.
6. I've eaten gluten free for about the last two months.
Now, tag! You're it!
Jenn and Nick: North Meets South
Agent Moose: Vaca Del Mar
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Last week on a random Tuesday, which I had off, Nick and I went to work splitting all the wood I had collected weeks prior. Eight hours and a wounded pinky later we were finally finished. And no it’s not like we were splitting wood with an axe; boy wouldn’t that be a sight! We actually rented a splitter from a woman in my neighborhood for only $50 bucks.
Friday, October 10, 2008
The time has come to start to preparing for winter; well actually if I was really thinking I would have collected and split wood say in May so come October the wood would have been seasoned, but no I didn’t do that.
So last Monday I decided it was time to start collecting wood. Truck check… permits check… someone to help collect wood double check… With our permit from the CTC we are able to collect two cords of wood, perfect right? Well only if there’s wood on the lot they give you a map for.
This is how our week has gone so far:
Monday night half a truck load
Tuesday night nothing
Wednesday night two truck loads!
Thursday night one truck load followed by being pulled over by three SLT sheriffs
Ok so why were we pulled over? It’s a funny story. Erin and I rallied and decided to collect wood; so we went back to the lot were Nick and I had collected wood the pervious night. We showed up packed the truck with wood and headed home. I wish I had pictures of us actually collecting wood as it was pretty comical.
On the way home while driving to the main road I spotted a cop driving towards us.
Tiara: Oh shit…Erin put on you seat belt.
Erin: It’s already too late
Tiara: oh Shit
(Cop flips a U and is now following us... no lights yet)
We drive out to the main road and still no lights. Turn onto the main road I look in the rearview mirror no lights. Ok maybe we’re in the clear… wait, wait for it lights! Shit!
We pull over and go through the normal stuff then he proceeds to tell us why we were pulled over. Get this we were pulled over for collecting wood. Meanwhile two more SLT sheriffs pull up! Apparently someone complained that there were people collecting wood. Wood gathering is a very serious…I came to learn this quickly. We had all our ducks in a line so the officer apologized for wasting our time and we went on our merry way.
Note to those collecting wood… make sure to have your permit or you’ll get arrested!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sue and I decided to a little hiking on Saturday before the Wedding and in the mission to find Multnomah Falls (at least the parking for it) we ended up also seeing Horsetail Falls. Once we parked we snapped a few shots at the base and started trekking up the trail to the top of the falls (it was actually paved all the way up).
Nick and Karli after the ceremony Cutting the Cake. Ashely Vo, Myself, and Marissa. Sue and Myself at the reception.Everyone stayed at Edgefield and our room in particular was called the Nurses and Doctor's lounge. The Edgefield is an old farm house that was turned into a hotel/brewery/winery/ whatever else you can think of. All the wedding festivities took place here expect for the wedding itself. The wedding was held at Bridal Falls.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Throughout my travels I have learned sometimes it's best not to have a plan, but to make it up as you go along. (Please note this isn't for everyone). Rather than bore everyone with a million different posts covering my daily routines, I will spare you with only one semi-long post.
Here's my story: I landed in Rome in early June not knowing what my future would hold. I quickly jumped on a train and headed Northeast to a little beach town named Fano (via bologna). Thinking I would only stay there for a few nights before setting out, I quickly changed my plans and decided to stay and live in Fano. At first I was living at Hotel Europa which was a quick 2 minute walk to the beach, but after a week or so I moved in with Frederica. Which then it was only a short 5-10 minute walk to the beach. (Frederica is Milko's girlfriend and Milko is the owner of Hotel Euorpa, son.)
My Room at Hotel Euorpa
My second home
I was even able to teach at a summer camp 20 minutes east of Urbino. Here's a shot of the rolling hills I had a view of everyday.
While I wasn't teaching I spent my time going to the beach, walking up and down the corso, BBQing on the forth of July as the Americans invaded Fano, going to the market on Saturday, and just trying to live like an Italian. The following pictures will describe it all.
The beach changing area in Fano... Lido Due
Emily and I out and about one night
Small shopping carts what's not to love
Just another day at the beach
The Main Square. It was 7am when I took this shot
After spending a month in Fano I said my farewells and headed to Rome before flying back to the states. All in all it was a good trip. until next time...