Friday, January 18, 2008

a day in the mountains is worth a thousand in the city...

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way."
- Dr. Seuss -

"Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home; that wildness is necessity; that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life."
- John Muir -

"The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful."
- e.e. cummings-

"The mountains will always be there, the trick is to make sure you are too."
- Hervey Voge -

"Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain."
- Irish Saying -

"molehills is what we got in kentucky. ain't no mountains. dang ma, washin'ton they's got dem real McCoy."
- Ben Taylor ... who done traveled all the way here from Kentucky -

"I've learned that everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it."

"I cry, Love! Love! Love! happy happy Love! free as the mountain wind!"
- William Blake -

caucus results

the next destination jane and kaarina should journey to...

anchorage - 7 (31%)
a fishing village in maine - 6 (27%)
lanc lanc - 5 (22%)
cairo - 4 (18%)

Votes: 22

Sunday, January 13, 2008

10 things we love about you...

10. chihuly's work welcomes us in and bids us farewell.

8. alli: wasn't Lenin the person of the year?

mr. price: that would be Putin. Lenin would have to be the corpse of the year.

7. being number 12 for the seahawks

(11 blogosphere points for anyone that can explain)

despite the seahawk's recent loss to (good-lookin') favre, alli will be hasselbeck's number 12 any day

6. sunday market purchases that help us to trendify

5. the pastor who slowly grew on us.

his next sermon - predestination: duck, duck, damn

4. we are way too cool to take a picture in front of the first starbucks ever.

3. "De Libertas Quirkas" - free to be peculiar... fremont's motto which somehow makes the presence of this troll reasonable.

2. piroshky... kind of like petroelje, except much tastier

1. tow: i want more of this in my life... they're rugged, seem laid-back and they smell like fish.

wch: how does smelling like fish make you attractive?

these men prove that somehow it does.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

once upon a time...

two midwestern girls set off for a distant land, one they had only dreamed about. they reunited in denver and journeyed out with provisions, outfits and molasses cookies.

denver to wyoming. the air was bitter, the wind was blustery, there were no gas stations in sight. actually, there were. they just all happened to be closed for new year's celebrations.

thankfully, little america was ready to take our business. despite doubting the purpose of a "resort" in the middle of no-man's-land wyoming, we wholeheartedly appreciated their $.50 cones.

wyoming to utah. the mormons made sure we felt their sting with their signature roadsigns (10 points to the first comment explaining this wittyness - excluding wch & dsw). this state took our breath away.

utah to idaho. la quinta
made our day. but be warned. shoes must be worn to breakfast. darigold was eaten... a foreshadowing of what was yet to come.

shout out... marshie and woo. all we wanna do is just take yo money.

cheese curds, anyone? darigold came back into our lives with one uninformative cheese factory tour. this picture was taken pre-disappointment.

idaho to oregon. thankfully kid's meals still excite. although, they don't ease the pain of a missing root beer.

oregon to washington. mountains have arrived. through the pass and it came at last. a dreamy view of a pretty hue. sea/tac. oh snap.

dearest dedicated readers

we knew that you'd be desperately missing us over january. in order to keep you informed and us trendy seattle-ites, we have chosen to become bloggers. it's a bold step.

journey with us. come where no hightower or wolgemuth has gone.

to start, this is a collaborative effort. one that is impossible without you. please follow these three things...
1. comment. like mad.
2. pictures are to be enjoyed, not criticized.
3. be faithful. even when we're not.