Deception Pass State Park

Deception Pass State Park

This weekend we took a short trip up to Deception Pass State Park. The drive there was roughly an hour and a half and reminded me a bit of Highway 1 in Big Sur but of course a PNW version so more trees, fog, etc. There was a beach area at the bottom that we didn’t get a chance to check out this time but hopefully next time.

Deception Pass State Park in Washington
View of Deception Pass from the highway

Bridge at Deception Pass State Park
The infamous Deception Pass bridge

Deception Pass State Park

On the way back we drove through Whidbey Island. It was a nice little town with restaurants, little shops, etc. The Island is about a 15 minute ferry ride from Seattle. You can either drive onto the ferry with your car or walk on.

Washington State Ferries
Washington Ferry

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Exploring British Columbia

Nakusp, British Colubmia

Last week my wife and I took a road trip to a small town in British Columbia called Nakusp . We drove from Seattle which was about 8 hours including a 30 minute ferry ride. The scenery was nice but the roads are really winding and you are constantly going up and down huge inclines, so in other words you have to slightly pay attention the entire drive.

Nakusp is primary known for their hot springs. We stayed in a cabin at Halcyon Springs which had 3 hot springs with various temperatures. However, the best hot spring was one we came across in the middle of the woods. We got lost a couple times trying to find it but I’m glad we never gave up and kept searching for it, it’s definitely an experience I won’t forget.

Cabin at Halcyon Resort

St. Leon Hot Springs

Another highlight of our trip was hiking at Idaho Peak. I surprised how much snow was on the ground considering it was pretty warm outside. The hike was relatively easy but be warn if your afraid of heights. The trail near the top was literally just a thin path with a huge drop off on both sides. The views were amazing!

Idaho Peak

Idaho Peak

Idaho Peak

Sandon Ghost Town
Sandon is a small ghost town that is on the way to Idaho Peak. There were so many old buses lined up.

Canoes at Nakusp, British Columbia

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Big Sur

About two weeks ago I took a quick trip to Big Sur for the first time and it was a really nice and relaxing trip. We met up with a couple friends from California and spent most of the time just driving around, eating and hiking. Below are just a couple photos from the trip, check out my instagram feed for more.

Big Sur
The views along Highway 1 are amazing.

Cabin at Big Sur
I really liked the house we stayed at. Getting to it was tricky but I loved how it was pretty much off the grid with no cell phone service. The house was literally up a huge dirt road in the middle of the woods.

relaxing in the hammock

sunset at big sur

Pfeiffer Beach
Pfeiffer Beach

Big Sur California

Cliff Climbing
Climbing Cliffs along the coast

River Inn at Big Sur
River Inn is a store / inn / restaurant. Once a week they load up the grills outside with BBQ, Burgers, etc. There’s also a little river next to this with chairs that people can relax in. Reminded me a bit of my past trip to Austin, Texas.

Big Sur

Mcway Waterfalls
McWay Waterfalls

Bixby Bridge
Bixby Bridge

Big Sur Woods
We managed to get a hike in around Golden Hour and the result was amazing.

Korea Street Food Vendors

Korean Street Food

I’ve been to Korea twice and both times one of the things that I remember the most was all the street food scattered throughout the city. Recently after looking through my older photos, I noticed I took a lot of photos of the food vendors. I don’t know if I was hungry and wanted to document the food or if I was drawn into the way the food stands were set up, probably a little bit of both.

Anyways, I put together a new post on VSCO Journal documenting the Korean street food vendors.

Weekly Photos 04.29.15

I want to thank everyone who helped vote for NY Train Project for the Webby Awards. Although we came up a little short, it was a great effort and I am really appreciative for all the support. We definitely had a great run!

And now a few photos from the past couple of weeks, sorry for the lack of updates lately.

Pioneer-Square
Pioneer Square

Big 4 Ice Caves
Outside of Big Four Ice Caves

Rattle Snake Lake
Rattlesnake Lake

Elliot Bay, Seattle WA
Elliot Bay

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The Dance Never Ends

James Harden

Russell Westbrook

Great concept, animation and illustrations promoting the NBA Playoffs and March Madness created by Golden Wolf and Blacklist. In these videos, NBA players morph back into their college self through fun illustrations, highlighted by the voice of the one and only Dick Vitale.

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