It was time for our annual summer vacation. Like last year we decided to drive towards Portland, but unlike last year we decided we were going to make it. The reason to go to Portland is that we're thinking of moving there some day, but neither of us have actually been there. So on Saturday August 7, 2004, we got up kind of early and headed north on the 101, to meet up with Ron and

Telescope Peak

I've been wanting to go up Telescope Peak for a while. On a clear day you can see both the highest and the lowest point in the continental US from the top. During the week I finally decided to just do it. Our trip began on Saturday, July 31, 2004. After a morning of fairly leisurely packing and pancake eating, Danielle and I started off at about 11:30am. A quick gas stop in Ventura later (Seaward Ave

Catalina Island

The annual trip to Catalina was organized by Morgan this year. The group consisted of Morgan, Ryan, Anton, James, Gwen, Danielle, and me. We left SB just a little after 4, and only barely made the ferry at 7:40. We stayed at the Hermosa Hotel again, which is still cheap, and still a good place to sleep. No scuba this year. Instead it was all snorkeling. I used my semi-prescription mask for the first time, and that made things a lot more fun.