Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Mt. Hood Cabin

This past weekend we went to stay the cabin of one of Renee's clients. It was about 10 minutes away from the top of Mt. Hood.

The trees were furry up there.

A few minutes away there was a really nice hike through the woods. Parts of it were an old broken down highway. My car was dwarfed by the rock face.

We found the waterfall that everyone was talking about.

This tree was cool - you could literally stand under it.

Renee took about 50 pictures of this banana slug. But Brian put his foot down (not on the slug) when she wanted to take it home with her.

We found a hidden trail and explored the forest a little.

wait...maybe THIS is the waterfall they were talking about.

After we returned we made a nice fire. Our friend Lori came to chill with the first day, which was awesome cause she was a mean fire builder. Unfortunately because of the fire we needed to chop more wood...something us city folks aren't exactly used to....

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Bike Jousting

This weekend was Pedalpalooza here in Portland. They have all kinds of biking events, but one of the more unique is the bike jousting. Two people ride at eachother at top speed and try to knock each other off bikes. It's much more dangerous than it sounds....especially when there are no pads involved. It usually only lasts 1 round, but these two guys on their tall bikes were pros!

You can tell how good the bikers are going to be by their outfit.

Here's a video of how one finally got the other off!


We had a visitor last week - Renee's best friend, Lisa!

It just happened to be Lisa's birthday while she was here so we made sure she got a large birthday cake.