Sunday, December 31, 2006

Drivin' the big rig

Drivin' the big rig
Originally uploaded by kimazoid.
We visited the Ashley's in Arkansas for Christmas. Spent a lot of time sleeping and chilling out in the hotel room, which was very very relaxing. We drove the F250 4x4 diesel mega-truck while there - apparently it makes you look crazy, as this picture shows.

Friday, December 29, 2006


Originally uploaded by reilersjr.

From our Grayson Highlands backpacking trip. Every little girls dreams come true - wild ponies are still alive and well in the US! OK, "wild" in theory only - these stocky little guys were pretty tame, but that didn't make it any less cool to hike with them.

The great outdoors

Late this summer, I stumbled upon and joined a local Meetup group - the Triangle Hiking and Outdoor Group (THOG). I'll admit, I was skeptical about the idea of going camping with a bunch of strangers, but it turns out to be yet another fabulous triumph of technology over rectitude. In my personal circle of friends, there are few to none who (a) want to go camping and (b) have the equipment. In THOG, I've got a circle of 1500 people to pick from! Will wonders never cease. And it turns out that some of them are my acquaintances anyways, so it's just that much more legit and non-freaky.

I've been on 4 trips so far, all of them WAY fun as evidenced by the photos below: