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Month: August 2012 (page 1 of 2)

Field Trip – Oregon Coast

I was back at the coast over the week for work.  My sister and her fiance live there, and they took me to a beautiful (secret) location along the rugged coastline to watch whales, relax, and enjoy the sunset.

Shovels & Rope

I FINALLY got on board with this.  And I am so glad I did.

Shovels & Rope – Birmingham

Field Trip – Mt. Hood

We just returned from a fantastic weekend trip up on Mt. Hood.  What a place to get married!  Our friends did it right, too.  It was a beautiful wedding in a stunningly beautiful location.

Coming into town we were able to catch the end of the Rapha Gentlemen’s Race, a race that even the participants don’t know the ending location of until the day of the event.

We watched the teams roll in and then partied into the morning.  We got up the next day and went to Mazama Lodge for the wedding itself, which was amazing.  The Mazama Lodge is the mountain home of The Mazamas, a mountaineering organization dating back to 1894.

Summer FGR Playlist

Here is some of the stuff on rotation in FGR cabin this summer…

1. The Felice Brothers – The Felice Brothers
2. Cat Power – Sun (Ruin and Cherokee)
3. Ryan Bingham – Junky Star
4. The Tallest Man on Earth – The Wild Hunt
5. Frank Black & The Catholics – Dog in the Sand (Listen…St. Francis Dam Disaster)

Collectors Weekly

I was recently alerted to an article in Collectors Weekly entitled Before Camping Got Wimpy: Roughing It With the Victorians.  Definitely check it out. The article surveys the desire in the late 1800’s to escape ever-growing cities, leading to recreational camping and, as author Hunter Oatman-Stanford writes, a “camping impulse [that] helped inspire the campaign to create America’s first National Parks.”

I hadn’t heard of Collectors Weekly before, but it’s pretty great.  You can search multiple categories, including “Music and Movies” and “Sports and Outdoors” and the site aggregates ebay listings.  Give it look.

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