Sunday, July 06, 2008

Vacationing in Middle Earth



In addition to my wee tribe, two additional tribes of triathletes traveled to the Pacific Northwest after Ironman CdA. It was like no land I have ever seen, except in fiction: Rocky crags, misty mountains, golden meadows, deer, and hobbit like kids hiking in the woods. Here are a very few images from the trip, and a profound thanks to some of the best friends I have ever known. Your example makes me a better me.

18 comments:

Wendy said...

Lovely slide show & post, Greyhound.

Spokane Al said...

Please try to temper your enthusiasm. We have enough people up here already. Remember Texas, Texas, Texas!!

Rainmaker said...

Glad you're enjoy your time in my homestate. ;)

I remember as a kid heading up to Orcas island, primarily for camp. Great times!

Flatman said...

Awesome photos, Kendall...

Nice song choice as well. Thanks for sharing!

Fe-lady said...

You made some great memories in a beautiful place...with wonderful people.

Thanks for sharing!

SWTrigal said...

Wow-beautiful pics..beautiful family!

21stCenturyMom said...

Lovely - I recognize those shots taken at the top of Mt. Constitution. Next time I go I'm taking my bike and riding to the top (is it wrong that that's how I think of it now instead of remembering the specatular view?)

I hope you all got to San Juan Island and went to the sculpture garden and got a pic in the mirror and I hope you did the July 4th parade on Orcas. More pics! More pics!

Captain Cactus said...

Very sad that we missed you up here in the Northwest, but so glad you enjoyed it. See what we've been saying about how wonderful it is?! Come back soon so we can treat you to some more scenery north of the 49th!

IronJenny said...

Great pics! We had a blast hanging with your tribe in Orcas - LOVED IT!
I'll get my pics up soon - working on a project for a friend right now, but as soon as I load them up I will share them.
Jenny

Kim said...

what a perfect way to celebrate crossing that IM finish line! looks like an unbelievably serene and gorgeous remote spot!

CoachLiz said...

Totally beautiful!

I had a wonderful time a few years ago riding the Seattle to Portland bike ride and then last year running the Hood to Coast Relay.

It is really the forest primeval!

Glad you had a spectacular time.

HOKIEX said...

Breathtaking pics! Thanks for sharing.

Taconite Boy said...

the tribe and your 'wee' tribe had quite the time!

It is always good to spend time with my official Iron Brother.

Supalinds said...

Great pics, thanks for sharing.

triguyjt said...

glad you had a great time at orca...and nice job on the pics....

gorgeous spot!!

Lana said...

Beautiful pics...and beautiful family!

tri-dogmom said...

gorgeous! I was there a couple years ago after the Lake Stevens 70.3. SOOOO pretty :-)

21stCenturyMom said...

There have been too few accounts of this vacation and there are things I NEED to know.

1). Did you go to the 4th of July Parade on Orcas?
2). Did you go to Olga days on Orcas?
3). Did you go to the sculpture garden on San Juan? If so did you take a pic in the mirror?
4). Did you got to the sunset ceremony in Roche Harbor?

I made mention of all these things and yet I don't know if you guys did any of them. Do tell! More pics!