July 25, 2005

In Columbia, sweatin' it out

Hey guys, sorry I haven't posted in... gosh, 2 weeks! We were in Colorado July 11-12; Kansas City July 13-15; Nashville July 16-17; and finally pulled in last Monday to Columbia, SC. We have a few more pictures to post, but I gotta somehow figure how to get it off my computer and on to one that goes on the internet... or just find a Wi-Fi hotspot.

Sarah should be updating her travelogue pretty soon here to cover the rest of the trip. To get up to speed on the trip, her travelogue is here!

July 11, 2005

Still kicking at 26!


Still kicking at 26!
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes everyone!

More pictures are up and Sarah has updated the travelogue. We're in Telluride, Colorado and loving the weather!

July 09, 2005

New photos!!!


Dessert!!!
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

We've been away from the internet for a whole week now... imagine that! We're in Moab, Utah right now, but I'm only able to upload the highlights of San Francisco.... check out Sarah's blog for an update there as well!

July 02, 2005

Trip Update


Passing Tree and Vineyard
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Many more photos are online. Go to flickr to see them all. This is my favorite one of the day, and possibly of the trip so far. Sarah snapped it while we were driving to dinner in Sonoma, CA.

We miss you guys!

Interesting Coldplay quote

In the midst of all this trip stuff, here's an interesting quote from Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay:

There's a hidden track on X&Y, "Til Kingdom Come." That's so biblical of you.

"A Message" and "Til Kingdom Come" both come from having quite a religious upbringing. "A Message" is taken from a hymn we used to sing called "My Song Is Love Unknown," and we'd say "kingdom come" every week in the Lord's Prayer. One of the great things about being forced to go to church services is that we'd sing all these big songs. That's partly why I'm obsessed with getting everyone to sing along at our shows. It makes me feel like I'm a part of something.

July 01, 2005

Another day, many more photos!

It might look like these are all from the same day, but it's only because we've gotten so much time at free wi-fi spots! 10 new photos hot off the camera... more to come

Redwood Forest, California


Redwood Forest, California
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

We're actually waiting for traffic to pass for road construction. Pretty amazing first glimpse of the forest with the mist and all.

Sarah on the sidewalk


Sarah on the sidewalk
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

We stopped to get a look at the coast... not very impressive from our perspective, but check out Sarah's awesome bike capris!

Redwood thicket


Redwood thicket
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Mountain biking in the Redwoods


Mountain biking in the Redwoods
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Golden Beach (half-way through bike ride)


Golden Beach (half-way through bike ride)
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Our butts had been only somewhat kicked by this point. Little did we know what lay ahead! Beautiful day on the beach, but tough to get a good photo... good self-portrait though!

Redwoods and moss


Redwoods and moss
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Sarah vs. The Tree


Sarah vs. The Tree
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

To give you some idea of the scale of our surroundings

Luke contemplates his new home


Luke contemplates his new home
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

There was a hollowed out section between these trees... big enough to ride through if it had actually gone somewhere!

Sun through the Redwoods


Sun through the Redwoods
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

My favorite shot of the day

Roadside Elk


Roadside Elk
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

When we had left Prairie Creek State Park, we (along with many other cars of people) got to see some elk eating next to the road...

Blog, blog, blog your boat...

We're up and running in Crescent City, CA, at RayJen Coffee Cafe. Click here for the map

Sarah is gonna blog the whole trip (we're behind a few days), but go here for our latest update

And I blogged all of our posted photos so far below, so enjoy! Please post comments! We'd love to hear from you!

Goonies House


Goonies House
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

After much searching, we found my #1 choice for places to find on the trip... the house where they filmed the beginning of "The Goonies" (and location of the infamous "Truffle Shuffle"). We had to ask our waitress how to find it; it's at the very edge of town. We found the street to get up there, and there's a big hand-made sign: "PRIVATE DRIVE". I'm sure that we aren't the first to come to this neighborhood with our purpose.

Seaview, Washington


Seaview, Washington
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

The first of many self-portraits

Jeep at the beach


Jeep at the beach
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Finally at the Pacific Coast, Sarah gets to touch this ocean (she's seen it from Peru and Alaska, but never in the Continental US.)... check out our low-rider of a Jeep!

Columbia River Mouth


Columbia River Mouth
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Shot from the foot of the Astoria Column, this is our last view of the state of Washington on the other side of the Columbia River.

Shipwreck at Fort Stephens State Park


Shipwreck at Fort Stephens State Park
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

The remains of a shipwreck on the Oregon coast... Sarah got this great shot!

Biking at Fort Stephens


Biking at Fort Stephens
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Beautiful bike ride on a very "pacific northwest" kind of day... foggy, misty, gray... perfect for 8 miles of bike riding!

Cannon Beach


Cannon Beach
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Sometimes self-portraits actually turn out!

Cannon Beach, Oregon


Cannon Beach, Oregon
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

Perfect day (but long walk) to get this shot... definitely recommend this as a stop on your way to anywhere...

A little slice of heaven...


Tillamook Cheese Factory
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.