Author Archives: KnowWhereManNW

the parental files: day 3

Fast forward.  It’s later in the day this time, but that’s what happens when your car rolls in to the apartment at 10:30pm after a full day in the Olympic sun.  And then, of course, by the time you unload … Continue reading

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the parental files: day 2

Some days things just fall into place; like waking up a little later, hustling, and basically driving you car onto the 9:10 ferry from Edmonds to Kingston as it’s pulling away.  Today was not one of those days, unfortunately. With … Continue reading

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the parental files: day 1

Second only to her love of the loathsome green parrot (Paco) that plagues our lives in Bristol is Mom’s love of going out to breakfast.  After shaking off the jetlag Mom and Dad were treated to one of our favorite … Continue reading

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the parent files: day .5

After much contemplation earlier in the year we–my parents and two brothers–finally decided that the end of July would be the best time to have the folks finally see the city(ies) that has so captivated me(/us) for the last four … Continue reading

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i’m never gonna raft again, the way I raft with you

Oh, didn’t think rafting could be oh-so-sensual? Looks like you were wrong. Just another Wenatchee Weekend.

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water levels go down, but fun goes up

One of the qualities of the Wenatchee river I’ve learned in my two years guiding it is that bigger isn’t always better.  When water levels rise, it means bigger, faster runs, but sometimes the hits aren’t as adrenaloaded since the … Continue reading

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not the little boat! running the mini with new paddlers

The Hyside MiniMe is the notorious raft that comes out of the quiver when the team is looking for big carnage.  One of the nimblest rafts (possibly THE nimblest), what it gives in speed it takes in stability; she’ll turn … Continue reading

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first light

Taking an invite to camp up on Mountain Home Road from a kayaking friend, I was immediately struck by the landscape.  A higher elevation than the city of Leavenworth, the area campsites popped out along a winding network of single-lane … Continue reading

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now we’re cookin’

So you’ve convinced yourself that you know how to cook, and after an afternoon trip to PCC spent thoughtfully squeezing tomatoes and knocking on cantaloupe, you find yourself $70 poorer and in over your head. To make matters worse, you’ve … Continue reading

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Give Blood

The progression of  my childhood was marked by events that I never really wanted to partake in.  Chores.  Homework.  Yearly physicals punctuation with vaccinations.  I took part in the shared dream, which was, of course, that when I became an … Continue reading

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