Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kauai, a mid trip report

Tiff and I were originally planning a Fall Desolation canyon trip with the boys and the dog. That fell through so we decided to take a shot at coming to Kauai. With free flight and free housing (Thanks Nic and Heidi) we figured it was a vacation within our budget(0.00$ otherwise known as free.99$) So after a hellacious time trying to catch a flight to LAX so we could get on the flight to Lihue, we had to split up, with Noah and I coming on the first flight and Noah riding in the only open seat on the plane and me in the cockpit jumpseat. Then by some miracle Tiff and Max were able to hop on another later flight then we all got on the flight here. So now we're here and we don't wanna come home.

About 15 minutes after we got here we were in the water at Kalapaki? beach

Moose Man jumping off the pier at Hanalei.

Hanalei Pier

Noah and I snorkeling in Poipu. He loved it and I love that he loved it.

Alrighty then, that ought to be enough to make most of you a little jealous, there will be more to come fo sho.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Festival of Meat!

Tiff and I spent the weekend with Murdocks on the 2nd annual "Festival of MEAT" So named after last years 4 species grill-a-thon. This year we only posted 3 species + hotdogs(That won't happen again) Copious amounts of food were consumed and at least 4 of the 7 deadly sins were violated.
Last years quote from Chad Neilson stands as the theme for the now annual trip.
"What I love is the Gluttony!"

Riggin at the ramp. I'm not sure but I think you need to have a PERMIT to run this stretch.

Camp at Upper Cougar.

Toad and Ash and TyTy made stuffed Anaheim peppers from TyTys garden.

The Festival namesake, Meat.
Beef steaks, Pork chops, Elk Sirloin and the obligatory vegetable that no one ate.
(It's not called the festival of veggies)

Toad and TyTy thinking they're funny stuffing Jalapenos in the peppers.
This trick came back to bite them in the ass, literally.

Did I mention there was meat?

After the meat was consumed an unnamed person (Brad, the lawyer) placed hotdogs on the grill, fortunately the real meat had been removed before the grill was violated. Another cruel individual placed what appeared to be bread covered in Butter and Bacon, but alas my dreams were smashed when it turned out to be large pieces of garlic.

Brain, River and Porter survive the "new" hole in Last Chance

I got side surfed pretty good till Creedo came barreling in like a freight train and knocked me out.
(Thanks Creedo.)

The San Rafael Swell provides a Beautiful skyline for the drive home.
Several people were unable to attend, some had to work, some had school. Some had "Other" excuses and we hope he had a good time golfing and shopping with the rich, important, pretty, people in Tahoe!!!