Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bend Overall

I'm sure no one cares but i thought i would give an update. Steph and I are enjoying Oregon as much as we can. One of the first things we did was go to a lava cave. After we got about 200 feet into the cave I started freaking out. We had shitty flashlights that barely worked and when I turned around and realized I could no longer see the entrance or even my hand in front of my face I started whimpering and screaming. "AHHH ooohhh I don't like this, NO, I don't like this..." I started heading back to the entrance and as soon as I could see the daylight I just started running. Meanwhile, Stephanie was just doubled over laughing at me. OH WELL. I promised I would go back before we leave. As long as we have flashlights that work. We did a volcano hike yesterday which was pretty nice. It was basically a mile walk to the top (not much) on a paved road (not exciting). The top was pretty amazing. The view went on for miles. It was pretty much a "Top Of The World" you know, that place in every city where you take your lady and or man friend for a, "hey see, i know how to intrigue a lady/man and be romantic... so... you wanna make out?" Then we decided to just go down the side of the hill rather than walk the paved road. It was fun and I'm pretty sure we both fell a few times. After that we went to a vegetarian pot luck where we found a lot of old people, great food and a movie on "Global Dimming." Over all it was a nice meal and a good chat with a man named ALF who sat at our table with us. He offered to show us some untouched nature where he has been camping for 20 years where he has, "never seen another person" the whole time he's been going there. We had to tell him, sadly, that we were leaving in five days. THANKS ALF! The best part of the evening wasn't the food or even the 6 candy bars I acquired at the store after we left but the fact that Steph and I left half way through the film to go feed the dogs. On our way out of the community center where the pot luck was held I saw that they had a large walk in refrigerator. I decided to see if they had any ice cream but what i found was even better. Four cases of mirror pond and a case of fat tire. I took a case of Mirror Pond (made in bend oregon) and ran to the car laughing hysterically. I've been drunk since last night and am currently drinking a beer. We also caught a show at the downtown tea shop. PWRFL Power was on the bill but we decided not to stay for his performacnce (WHO WOULD?) however, there was a talented young lady named Grey Anne who sort of blew me away. I gave her the DIYSLO contact in case she wanted to play SLO. I also recorded her on my micro dictator that i found at a thrift store (also found two rolls of old film). Other than that we've just been kayaking, hanging out watching t.v. and reading books. We are both sad to be missing out on the last days of buchon and especially the scavenger hunt! But we hope everyone is well and enjoying their lives. Sorry this post was so long. We miss all of you. I hope someone has been holding up the position of awkward pot head while i've been gone. Much love.


marina said...

I'll take your spot as the awkward pot head. Don't you worry bout that.

Scott cook said...

Michael, you should see my other guidebook if you want some sexy-romantic outdoors ideas!...Scott Cook, "Bending Overall"

willie said...

when will you guys be back? before friday right?