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.
View of Deception Pass from the highway
The infamous Deception Pass bridge
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.
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.
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!
Sandon is a small ghost town that is on the way to Idaho Peak. There were so many old buses lined up.
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.
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.
Climbing Cliffs along the coast
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.
We managed to get a hike in around Golden Hour and the result was amazing.
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.
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.
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.
I had the privilege to participate in the March issue of Net Magazine‘s design challenge. The brief was to create a city tourism site and from the photo above, my city was obviously Seattle. You can download the issue or pick up a copy here.