Sunday, July 20, 2008

The End

The end is no longer near. The end is here. The journey is over. CSW and I had a great video in which we are conversing and then CSW gets in his car and angrily drives away. It got lost somewhere in translation though. So instead you get this crappy last post, that in no way does the trip justice.

If you want to continue to follow us on our journey through life you can read CSW's, Alfy's, or my web log.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Class Is In Sesson

Class is in session as CSW teaches a thing or two about Old Faithful....or maybe he doesn't.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Move Buf Get Out Da Way

The bison control the streets of Yellowstone.

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Monday, July 14, 2008

Night One At Yellowstone

Our first night at Yellowstone wasn't what we would call....entertaining.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Potlatch

Potlatch is a 100-team ultimate frisbee tournament in Redmond, WA.



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Thursday, July 10, 2008

A New Traveler

We have a new traveler onboard with us. Here is a video to introduce himself. His name is Alfred Tyrone Milton. We call him Alfy.

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Recap of Pasadena

The Fifth and Crazy Shoe go back in time to recap their trip to Pasadena. Modern miracles at work everyday. And it's so long we had to make it two videos. Sit right back and enjoy the show.

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Friday, July 4, 2008

Elk

We never see any wildlife......

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Crater Lake

Crater Lake was less than overwhelming.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Bobby Flay ain't got nuttin' on Crazy Shoe Williams?

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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Our Yosemite Backcountry Trip

Our long trip into the Yosemite backcountry didn't last so long. I wish Jake wouldn't buy cheap boots that only last 8 years. Well, you'll see....watch the video.

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Monday, June 30, 2008

New Pictures Up

New pictures up from Yosemite, Crater Lake, and Redwood at the link to the right. Hopefully, we'll have new videos up tomorrow when we get to Seattle. Portland is a great town. Thug love.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Out of Communication

We're going to be out in the woods for a while, so don't expect anything until we get to Seattle at some point next week. Sorry to disappoint.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Please Quit Watching This Video

Please don't watch this entire video.....really....nothing is going to happen....you're just wasting your time if you watch the entire thing.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Zion National Park

The view from Angel's Landing was great, but the hike to the top was on the scary side (4' wide at some spots with 1300' drops on either side).

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Grand Canyon Wrap-Up

So, this video has been a bear to put online.....get it bear....and we're going to Yosemite.....and the bears eat everything in Yosemite. But this is about the Grand Canyon, so there aren't any bears.

Anyway, you better enjoy it.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Playing In The Colorado River

What else are we going to do with 20 hours at the bottom of the Grand Canyon?

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Grand Canyon From The South Rim

The camera is AWESOME at filming in Hi-Def!......That was sarcasm.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified Forest ain't great, but it's better than a skunk in the camp at dinner.


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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Guadalupe National Park

Today we saw a sign that merely read “Drive Friendly.” The sign looked like it had hinges on the bottom. We suppose that this allows the sign to open and reveal “Drive Evil.” You never know when there might be a national crisis requiring a good dose of evil driving.

At about 3 pm we saw a storm growing in the distance. The clouds stretched to encompass the entire western horizon, blotting out the sun, reaching to snatch all of the sky into their grasp. Rain fell in dull gray lines, clouding out buildings, telephone polls, trees, hills, even mountains.

We saw six hundred miles of West Texas. Although that might sound daunting when you turn on the TomTom and realize that you have to drive 600 miles, it wasn’t all that unpleasant. Especially since the speed limit in this neck of the woods is a pedestrian 80 mph. Once we got off I-10 we drove a good 30 miles (without seeing another car) from the middle of nowhere even further into the middle of nowhere. We were in a place so far away from anything that you don’t build bridges. You just run the road through the dry creekbed and put a flood pole marked with water depth for when it rains.

And what do you put in middle of middle of nowhere. You put national parks. In this case, Guadalupe National Park. We arrived just as the sun was about to set with no reservations for a campsite. Luckily, the Sunday night camping crowd isn’t that large for obscure National Parks. We grabbed campsite six and put the tent up in the fleeting light.

The sole reason we stopped at Guadalupe was to summit Guadalupe Peak (the tallest point in Texas at 8,742 feet. From trailhead to peak, the vertical elevation we would have to cover was right at 2900 feet. We started out early in the morning (when camping, you wake up when it gets too hot or too bright to sleep) and hoped to avoid as much of the afternoon heat as possible. I always think the being of hikes are the hardest. Not only to you have to make the initial elevation change to actually get into the mountains, but you’re muscles/lungs aren’t ready for what they were getting themselves into. Guadalupe was no different, but we hiked through it. The middle section of the hike contained the only trees (and consequently the only shade) along the trail. The upper section was much like the lower section in that there was no shade and lots of switchbacks. We worked hard, made it to the top, and claimed our prizes. Views of Texas and an advertisement for American Airlines. That’s right. American Airlines. At the top of the peak was a metal triangular pyramid that was dedicated to the “airmen who built our nation’s airways, much like wagon drivers of a previous time”. One side of the pyramid had this plaque, another side had a Post Office Department plaque, and the third side had an American Airlines plaque. No explanation given.

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On to Carlsbad to see those caverns.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Welcome To The Site

Thanks for stopping by and joining us on our journey. More information to come soon.