The look on Grinfinn's face when I grab his collar and my Jeep keys is priceless. He always does this little dance when he knows we're going for a Jeep ride, and it's the only time he bolts out the door as fast as his one inch legs can carry him.
When I took Grinfinn to the Fairhaven Steampunk Festival, I didn't realize there was more to the story than just a fun event across the border. The annual event is in memoriam to a young man who had attended the first event, but in 2012 died in an accident.
Travelling to Leavenworth in the Cascade Mountains is a little like going to visit Santa's village. The town is made up to resemble an old Bavarian village, and oftentimes storefronts will play Christmas music even though it was sunny, nearly 35 C, and the beginning of summer.
I was awake by four a.m. and up by five. Call it excitement, maybe a little nerves, but this was my first camping trip in seven years and my first with Grinfinn. When I attempted to wake up the boy, he just looked at me, grunted, and resumed his slumber. But if I was up, so was he.
Did I ever tell you about the time I stayed in a haunted hotel and time travelled to Victorian era America? True story.
I started thinking about road trips on of all days, Valentine's Day. It was a beautiful sunny day and I headed to Grouse Mountain for the evening with a friend. (Was this the first road trip of the season?)
I've been doing a lot of homework lately. As most people who know me know, in September of 2014 I went back to school part time at Langara College to take the Library Technician course. This was a HUGE decision for me that took about five years to fully commit to doing, but once I … Continue reading James in his Jeep Getting Java–The Muddled Brain
I decided to walk the streets before deciding on a place, and wound up behind Village Books at the Colophon Cafe.
You might be wondering why I chose to call this post "the zombie edition." Well, the truth is the zombie apocalypse has been on my mind a lot lately. Not out of concern or fear that it may actually happen, but just out of that sheer human fascination of what people would do in that … Continue reading James in his Jeep Getting Java – the Zombie Edition
Forks Washington is a town between the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific Ocean of just over 3,600 people. It's fame comes from the Twilight novels, as that was where Stephanie Meyer set her stories. Interestingly enough, she had never set foot in the town when writing her books nor did any of the movies get … Continue reading James in his Jeep Getting Java- Forks, WA (Classic Edition)