Archive for February, 2008

Funky Fish….

Thursday, February 28th, 2008


Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

There’s nothing like skiing on freshly groomed snow when you’re the first person to make a mark. And if you’re skating then corduroy is the ultimate….

skate skiing…take 2

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

Last week I went skiing by myself at Bohart Ski Ranch outside Bozeman. I had grand plans of skiing every morning while we were here. Unfortunately I forgot that skiing at sea level (or close to it) in Seattle is very different than skiing at 6,000 ft in Montana. Unfortunately I had to stop every minute or so and my lungs were hating me. Never the less, it was a lot of fun.

After such a rough first trip it wasn’t till today that I made it back. Today Mark came with me and we were treated to beautiful weather, empty trails, and fresh snow. Here are a few shots from the day.


Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

Sometimes the beauty of things is not in the objects themselves….

Winter Fishing

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
Montana is one of the Trout meccas of the world. People come to Montana all over the world to fish it’s famous waters. Most people come here to fish during summer and fall, it’s sunny, it’s beautiful and you don’t need several layers of long underwear to fish. But winter fishing is great. Less people on the river, the snow is fun, and you get to see lots of animals … including trout.

Montana Day 1….Country Fair

Monday, February 18th, 2008

Our first day in Bozeman found us at the local fair. Fairs are always fun for seeing new sights…how often do you get to watch stallion service auctions (yes….auctioning off the right to have your mare “serviced” by a stallion), dog agility events, and more! Beyond the usual events, this fair is a mixing of Montana cultures. Bozeman has become quite the preppy town. Sitting in one of the many, many restaurants on main street, you would never guess that you were in Montana. But the fair brings in many of the traditional coyboys to buy and sell horses and so walking through the barns you see quite a diverse selection of cultures.

Below are some of the shots we took that day.

Coffee, Laptop, Modem, and Wide Open Roads

Friday, February 15th, 2008

The Seattle branch of Mindful Interactive is picking up and moving shop for a couple of weeks…we’re headed to Bozeman, Montana. What’s involved in the move?

1) Pack the car full of all the outdoor great that you can find/reach in storage.
2) Pack up coffee and snacks for the 12 hour drive
3) Pack laptops and modems

As I write this we are somewhere in the middle of Washington State on I-90. Mark is driving and I’m working (er…blogging). Things are a lot different than when we left…or maybe they’re the same and we just didn’t know you could be connected to the internet while driving a car in the middle of nowhere. We’re curious to find out if there’s anywhere between Seattle and Bozeman where I can’t be online.

Stay tuned for pictures and stories of our adventures in Bozeman!

Peace Corps Kenya closure on NPR

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

A friend of ours, Joanne Sprague (in the above picture), was recently interviewed on NPR. They were doing a piece on Peace Corps Kenya closure. Check out the piece:

What we do to our world (Mark)

Wednesday, February 6th, 2008

These were some pictures off of a beach that we hiked to while we were living in cape town. The beach was just cluttered with trash. Here are some photo’s …

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Penguins – Mark

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

I think one of our favorite parts about Cape Town were the Penguins. They are such personable little characters. These shots and video were taken at Boulder Beach. Most of the time the little guys would hide under rocks staying out of your way. But if you sat down and didn’t move, the adventuresome ones would come out and play around. We got to see a few guys playing around in the surf at very close range. If you can’t see the video in your RSS reader try logging onto the actual site.

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