Thursday, August 02, 2012

Gone Rural!

Spending some time relaxing with my parents in rural Washington state, surrounded by pine needles and fresh air. It's a beautiful time of year to chill out and Mt. Adams is looking mighty majestic.
The mountain has a lot of snow for this time of year which means the water's high. We went hillbilly rafting down the fast-flowing creek and punctured both air mattresses.

Fresh from our high school reunion, Rachel came up with her beautiful baby Ryan. Been waiting 18 months to meet her! We took a bicycle tour around the valley and tired her out. Hipstamatic makes today look timeless.
There's a big dairy fair and parade this weekend and my favorite cousin Karen plans to rock up to the festivities in style. She's got a motorized beer cooler, complete with cat co-pilot.
Travel in comfort convenience!

4 comments:

Tony said...

Hey Jesse -

Motorized beer cooler? Don't you need a license for that thing? Where can I get one?

That's a stunning picture of Mt. Adams. I Googled it and learned that it's a serious climber's mountain. Also an active volcano. So a hike up there could turn into the ultimate b**w job?
Can't believe I said that.

Jesse Archer said...

Yeah you said it, Tony! She's also a bitch to mount... mostly because she has what they call a "false summit". So you get to the top and JUST KIDDING. That was a false summit, the real summit is way up there...

As for volcanoes, St. Helens is still far more active. Haven't heard much about Adams. But what a way to go!

Tony said...

Yeah, I've experienced some of those false summits: you think you've hit the peak but there's more to come...

Jesse Archer said...

One of the lucky ones...