TRUMP RALLY = PROTEST (PHOENIX)

It was just a Tuesday afternoon and I overheard a my friend Sarah talking about how she wanted to go to the protest and I was like ,”YES GIRL LET’S GO.”

So we did.

And this is what we saw:

 

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We made it too late to get into the rally.

The first sign of the protest.

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“So bad, even introverts are here.”

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Looks at these kids!

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YAS GIRL!

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“DEMOCRATS MAY BE DONKEYS, BUT YOU ARE AMERICAS ASS”

My sign is my favorite.

It’s a Moeriginal.

Too bad he didn’t get to see it.

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Gotta say this is my second favorite.

#punashamed

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LOL GAS STATION SUSHI

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LOL

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“DUH FUC”

I love your signs.

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I stand with homie on the ground making a last minute sign.

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” Would you like to buy a racist hat?”

 

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Homegirl is not about our picture taking even though she is black and selling racist hats.

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HELL NO WE WON’T HEEL.

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They don’t even deserve to suck your ass, brother.

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This Arpaio is on Ar-point-o.

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The Trumpies have been released into the streets.

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This child, like many others, supports Trump because he lacks the ability to think for himself.

Planting the brainwashing propaganda early, huh?

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So I just wanted a cute little pic of them and their matching hats.

This woman takes hers off as I point and focus.

“Why are you taking your hat off? Aren’t you proud to support Trump and to be one of his deplorable disciples? Come on it is cute how proud you are to be ignorant. OWN IT.”

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Well this guy is owning it. And friendly.

I have no snide remarks for him.

Smile on, brother.

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There, through the windows.

Mischief Jackpot.

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Perfect window to display my sign as all of the deplorables make their way out of their hate convention.

I really just love the rise I get out of ’em.

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Oh hey, they notice right away.

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Gee thanks! I love birds!

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Somebody needed to acknowledge that.

I love this sign.

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H8R.

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We are not enemies, yet we need to be segregated.

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*Insert remark about pigs protecting pigs here.*

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So these ass hats come back over to me to LITERALLY INSTIGATE.

(Look who put her hat back on.)

Telling everyone that I assaulted this woman in the wheelchair…

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Their homegirl (who claims she used to be a journalist for One Republic) is ready for any asinine excuse to attack me.

They wait until I am all but ambushed to clarify that it was “verbal assault.”

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“Take a picture of me and my haters.”

Yeah, I encountered a lot of harassment over my armpits.

The attack me as a person, on something as trivial as that because they lack the intellect to make any other kind of argument.

Fack ’em.

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Geeze what’s with the glare?!

I didn’t even interact with her!

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I am going back to my team.

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YAS GIRL!

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This dude is spewing racism.

He got in her face and then I may or may not have low key tapped him in the face with my poster.

He took it and ripped it.

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That was a nice sign.

😦

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Shit hit’s the fan in another part of the protest.

You hear the first round of something being shot off.

Tear gas.

A round of cops make their way in that direction.

I follow.

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Trumped = Chuckin’ Deuces = Deuce also means poop.

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Looks like I missed the action?

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This dude actually stopped his truck and got out to start shit.

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He got back in.

Then he proceeded to start driving right through protestors.

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This one is fighting back.

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Homie in the truck just got swarmed.

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Looks like they are about to fight or kiss.

I am placing bets on a heated kiss.

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And then another round of tear gas is fired off.

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WHOOP THERE IT IS!

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“Hmmm who should we get next?”

 

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Real journalists come prepared.

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Even not journalists.

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This guy just took a heart dose of mace to his face.

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Blue shirt is looking for problems.

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This ordeal is blowing up snap chat.

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Over it.

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Can we please?

Trump has brought out the worst in everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello Yellowpine (2017)

It starts here Boise.

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I thought Idaho was known for it’s potatoes, not beef?

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This time I was successful in my puppy smuggling endeavors.

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He is practically Smokey himself.

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Though the drive is long and slow and kind of bumpy, it sure is beautiful.

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See what I mean?!

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I CAN’T BELIEVE MY EYES.

We’ve made it!

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Little Red here looks over the drying berries all night for us.

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Tra La La down we go to the creek.

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Baby Cole’s first encounter with the cold, brisk waters.

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He didn’t like it so much.

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He does like adventures, though.

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His first lil’ swim in his adorable little life jacket.

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Flower Power!

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Baby Cole’s getting down with the rest of us.

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The Ice Hole.

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He loves the sand!

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Living the dream!

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Scuba Steve here just found something really special at the bottom.

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14 K

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HEYYYYYYYYY

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Look at that thing shine!

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Squad Chillin’.

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Nama!

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That mosquito population was real.

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This fuggin guy.

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Dinner bell!

Or in our case, happy hour!

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This is to illustrate the importance of Clamato for Michiladas Vs Tomato Juice for  a Bloody Mary.

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All the rest is the same though!

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Cheers!

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He’s licking his chops with his eye on the drink!

Definitely Mal’s pup.

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You take your eye off him for one second!

 

***

Yellow Pine

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Oh boy, this isn’t how I remembered.

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Hey there’s one!…

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It’s pretty slim pickings out here.

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Seeing three plump berries one one bush, it’s looking like a jackpot right now!

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Yet we search high and low.

Even Mal is having a hard time spotting the precious little Huckle berries, and she has been doing this her whole life!

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But then you find one like this and hope remains.

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Hope got us that far.

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Ridin’ down to the Devil’s Bathtub.

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Hello, beautiful.

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Chipmunk!

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New spot.

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Feelin’ ourselves.

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The view is not so bad!

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What lovely little inside out flowers!

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Wild rose?!

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Osprey nest!

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Off we go!

To the Harmonica Festival!

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Our first sight of the Harmonica festival!

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Huckleberry Stage!

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And then we found these hats!

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We were loving these hats.

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I would have come back for that hat.

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Yeeehaww

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Gord-ge-ous

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Seems simple enough…

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Of course I gotta give it the ol’ college try.

As well as the good ol’ college fail.

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That was totally rigged but we knew someone who did this successfully so at least somebody gave this man a run for his money!

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Gold mining!

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Town Clown.

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We took a tour!

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CUTE DOG

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Snoopin.

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This one was so cute she wagged us down from across the street.

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Of course we had to meet her!

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Awww.

Just a man and his dog.

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YELLOWPINE OR BUST

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This is our version of “Kings Cup”.

The person whose card breaks the seal has to drink.

I was personally victimized during this pre-game.

 

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Back to town we go at dusk!

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The guy on the poster and the guy sitting down very strongly resemble each other.

I don’t think it is a coincidence.

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“The Strip” is lit.

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Incase you’re wondering, he wasn’t wearing any under ware.

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Oh, nice bathroom…

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Back in the tavern bathroom, my drunk ass is taking mirror selfies like this is 2008.

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Barefoot Harmonica Blues.

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I like ’em.

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Professional!

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I got this whole dance floor moving!

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When all the dancing = ET FOAM HOME

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They asked for the flash!

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They didn’t but as you can see they are still happy AF.

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Everybody’s getting downnnnn!

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Our favorite beloved bartender, Robin!

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Cheers to her!

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This kid is gonna dance.

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Waking up.

Going hard in the Mimosas!

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Nature walk- off – the – hangover.

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Proud Mama and Her Lil’ Baby.

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The pleasure is all mine!

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There was a fire and this was all the hazy, eerie ash.

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Kristi and Amaro!

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Meanwhile three dogs all play fetch with the same giant stick!

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I will never stop loving wild flowers.

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Never!

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Or naturally occurring water, I will always love that too!

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This little weirdo is like a two-for-one!

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I think most people define these purples as weeds, but don’t worry, I love you anyway.

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Something about this stream..

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Growing from the water are these little delicate beauties.

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Back to the Harmonica Festival we go!

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He is GETTIN IT!

 

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Gave up on trying to take pictures while dancing.

Shout out to Mal for trying to take pics as I drunkenly point to her!

Also, shout out to my dance partner for dancing me hard enough to actually put my camera down.

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There is another Osprey nest on that telephone pole!

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A momma and her little Bambi baby.

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When you see a bald eagle and panic to adjust your settings!

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There he is in the tree!

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Making our way to the Hot Springs as the sun already goes down.

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We BEARly saw him!

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That hot spring tarnished the F out of my favorite ring!

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The journey home is shared in the back seat with this lil’ guy.

I have endless thanks to Mallorie and her family for letting me join them in their lovely cabin for the second time, it was just as awesome as the first time, if not better!

 

Shindiggin in Franni~land, WA

 

This is what they call “Mother Nature’s Pocket.”

At least one of them.

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I mean, you can see why.

Just look at all this thriving life greeting you at just the entrance!

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Franniland is endlessly adorned with all kinds of spirited ornaments.

This one in particular reminded me of a smaller version of the same house; comfortably tucked out of reach, coexisting in its own version of a forrest.

 

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Hello, lovlies.

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This must be what it’s like to be able to grow things.

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Bubbles!

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Flower Child.

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This.

This is the face of the shing-dig to me.

It caught my attention every time I looked in its direction.

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Old School.

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Fairy Wonderland.

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Shine on Unicorn!

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This is triumphantly a single rose holding out on it’s bloom.

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The tree’s have faces here.

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Buckle up.

You’re in for a wild ride.

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Do you see what EYE see??

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Marie was just received into the PLUR community.

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Then I was accepted into this guys fan club.

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Little pocket across from camp.

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Gotta love my single person tent which I neglected to actually sleep in for more than a dirt nap.

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Lil adorable neighbor.

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This is Mo #2.

And she has something to show me.

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First the trees had faces and now this one has “Morning Wood.”

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Strolling through the little wonderland.

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Life thrives in every direction.

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Thrive on.

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It went from forest to country side real quick.

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Making my way around, these spot me from down below…

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Blackberry bloom.

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Ripeness varies.

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Lol.

“Expect Delays”

Good thing there were three!

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Never too old for trampoline.

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THIS GUY.

He sang in the first band to play, and everyone was sketch.

AND THEN THEY ROCKED.

My socks, at least.

With not one, BUT TWO Highly Suspect covers.

I was too enthralled to take pics.

The only one the lawn to be unapologetically DIGGING IT SO HARD, was me.

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I am not sure what was going on here, but Yoshi’s swag is vibrant AF.

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Correction. You can be too old for the trampoline when there are actual kids around who want to actually jump on it.

She just sat there and stared us down after we promised to get off 15 minutes ago.

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Even the ground is bustling.

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I am definitely not the only one who noticed…

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Somebody must have lost their marbles and she found them.

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Dog’s put up this front like they aren’t just trying to sniff each others butts.

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Trees on Trees.

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HA! THIS IS LEGAL.

And they were the one of the first states to do it.

Woop Woop Washington.

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Star Power.

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It’s Franny herself! The Franny of Franniland!

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So loveable isn’t she?!

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There was a rock painting competition.

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Definitely my crack rock.

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A pot smoking pot!

Niiiiiiiceeeeee.

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Guess who also painted this one?!

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Greetings From Arizona

#Franniland Rocks!

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I like to think this was inspired from the first butt rock.

NOW THIS IS SOME NEXT LEVEL SHIT.

Literally.

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The Nun Won!

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Smiling Strangers.

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This guy sang some wicked Karaoke.

Jasper.

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Want. To. Pet.

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Tee Hee

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Tie Dye ParaDYES

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Unsung hero.

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The pool was poppin’!

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This is the 28th Shindig! They have been doing this for 28 years!

This is my third round, and they know what they are doing!

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This is one of the first things see you upon entering Franniland.

It was the first thing I keenly noticed when I very first visited back in the day day.

I remember seeing it and instantly just feeling good. Comfortable.

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They even have someone manning the entrance!

Good Ol’ Mo!

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“I am the THE GREAT Cornholio!!”

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It’s only getting started.

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WHAT A BUBBLE.

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These guys rocked all day.

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And all night.

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Accurate.

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Meanwhile down at the campfire.

The night blurs and that guy has a foot long hooter.

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And then the night sucks you in.

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Lil Rosie

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A Lovely Memorial to a beloved family friend who recently passed.

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Her picture started shining SO BRIGHTLY.

It shined for a while too.

She was with us.

The trip continues.

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The Single Triumphant Rose just above also blessed us with a bloom.

On the very last day.

This place is magical.

Thank you for having me.

“CAN’T STOP ADDICTED TO THE SHINDIG.

CHOP TOP HE SAYS I’M GONNA WIN BIG.

CHOOSE NOT THE LIFE OF LIMITATION~~~”

 

 

 

Asses against Gas-es? The Worldwide NAKED BIKE RIDE!

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The “Worldwide” naked bike ride is an infamous, annual bike ride/ protest in which participants strip to their skins and ride their bikes collectively through the streets of Portland, for many reasons. One being to protest fossil fuels. Any reason to get naked, right?

Day 3 in Portland, I was privileged to have a bike already and able to participate in the wild ride. Truly my favorite two things, riding bikes and being naked. I tried my best to document it while still participating. All shots come from a moving bicycle!

 

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Grandpas’ holiday.

I am sure all of the old people secretly really love this celebration. G-pa has been waiting all year to see a good ol’ fashion pair o’ titties. Luckily for this grandpa and his un-pictured pal, the route this years route to the starting park ran right through his neighborhood.

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This is Fernwood Park. Where the event officially began.

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Some spectators were more creepy than others.

I guess I was kind of a spectator to some degree, I did a fair share of observing and well, snapping pics of random naked strangers. Just as creepy as this guy. My justification however was that I was also a naked participating stranger, too.

Here are my creepy shots, claims to fame:

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Body paint was available and fully utilized.

I was lucky to make friends with the random dude who offered to paint my back. I was gonna wear a chic little vest, why not embrace the whole experience. Nice big clover, with a right leaning IRISH under it.

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The ride is nude-ing right along as the crowd sets to take over the streets of Portland.

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Looking behind, the wave of naked people is endless.

It’s getting dark. You know what they say, the freaks come out at night!

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Earth to turtle. What the shell? Get naked like the rest of us, creep.

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Like this guy! Peer. Naked. Pressure. Works.

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Hey it is my new friend Max!

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Nay-KID

Ahaha get it.

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All these naked bodies. Got me some feeling unic-horny~

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Just to remind you:

“WE ARE NOT THINGS”

Also that guy nearly running into the road sign is kind of funny.

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Not only could the skateboarders keep up with the bikes, they could pull fancy shit like this guy. Five seconds later:

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^^^^ Reality check!

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Break point.

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Prime photo opp.

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The end is nearing. That doesn’t stop homeboy from still steady gathering high-fives!

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This blurry man butt has been running the whole time.

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Where’s Waldo- beanie?

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The night is starting to blur. I’m fading. Where are my clothes.

This girl needs a beer.

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God bless Sayde.

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And this guy selling incense.

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Time for the long haul.

What a night. What a life. I love you PDX!

Chicago!

The adventure started in:

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Palatine is a cute little suburb a little outside of Chicago, which just is train ride away.

Not to be confused with PalaStine or Palantine.

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Of all of the subway/train/metros, this is the first one I have come across that is two tiered.

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“Cracking up a cold one with the boys” is also totally aloud. Legal.

It just so happens, we sat next to a bunch of boys doing just that on their way to a Metallica show.

Hello Sunday Fun-day.

Getting started before noon.

Yee-haw.

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“You see the Skyline yet?!”

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I didn’t even have anything on me, but I still had a wave of paranoia at first glance of them.

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“Gone Fishing”

I don’t know why but I thought this was kind of funny with the big city behind it.

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Mrs. Worldwide??

Still no idea what this is, but something tells me I shouldn’t be up climbing it.

It’s Sunday and no ones gonna stop me.

Everything’s cool cause I have shorts on under.

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(Also not pictured) As soon as I went over the prohibitory rope at the entrance to this thing, a group of tourist kids followed my lead and also entered the globe bonez.

As if in that moment, my 23 year old “adult” self set the precent, as an adult about what is acceptable behavior. The parents were just like, “If she is doing it, have at it kids!

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Come to find out, this is The Willis Tower.

I think it is kind of Iconic.

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Why is this so creepy to me?

Ancient and lurking in the corner.

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More like “bored of trade”!

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RIP

I blame the internet.

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And if this wasn’t also my speed…

Whatever~

Summer Vacay!

Sunday-Funday!

Give me a break.

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Interesting Juxtaposition.

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^When someone offers vodka^

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We are tourists.

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Stay Classy.

Wait for it….

 

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Equals this.

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Embrace the mutual blur.

The match flowers on my dress.

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In this moment, I was missing school. Only for a moment though, summer break is truly embraceable.

These guys are real college graduated adults.

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This is the first grade Racheal face.

Adult or not, she still got it!

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Tall buildings.

Pedestrian bridges.

Progressive!

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Whyamilikethis.

(*Chooses most ratchet ones at self expense*)

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Hard pass on acting like an adult. In public.

Good thing for shorts.

Idk why but Racheal, the most couth, polite, angelic of all the homies really brings it out of me.

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Really feelin’ it.

By it, I mean myself.

We’ve all BEAN there.

(Ahaha get it! Cause this is at “The Bean” selfie!)

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Dude. Whoa.

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*Insert Disney Symphony sounds here*

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Don’t trust us.

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RubbART.

Rubber/Art

Idk if that is what this recycled tire exhibit is called but that’s what it should be.

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Insight.

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Texture.

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Just because.

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Heaven is a place on earth, after all.

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City of Chicago

+Trimphant flag flaps in the back ground*

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You get it, Chicago Tribune, you.

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Interesting architecture.

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Grape Swisher Man.

I don’t remember what this guys name is but he had great taste in clothes and tolerable taste in cigarillos.

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Looking forward. For the future? We are fucked. Why you ask?

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Hat’s off to you modern idiot-America.

That was all you.

Going from Honest-Abe to that comb-over-con-arisit, Trumpty Dumpty.

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Rent me up!

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Like Moe, C’mon what’s the hold up.

Approaching Navy Pier.

I get this look a lot.

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Unholy dose of Guacamole.

Drunkin Munchies.

Free samples get me EVERY TIME.

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Oh, you guys.

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Yeah mom, Gr8 vacation.

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Looks like an ocean!

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Gnar flower.

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What the duck??

Adorable baby duck chills by its lonesome?

Independent baby duck is gonna show the world.

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Surely this isn’t the same infamous “Chicago Wheel” from the World’s Fair back in 1893.

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*Insert endless loud bass house music*

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I guess Vodka.

Just this once!

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Here comes the storm, do do do dooo!

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As we make our way back!

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Tunnel bridge thing.

Don’t know much about it, except feeling compelled to take this shot!

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This back in, drop off, parking garage looks like it was made for memes.

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Inner city reflections.

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Ended our night at a food court before hitting the train back.

The order machine thing marks the beginning of the end of humanity.

On A Brighter note:

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I compared these plastered obvious Sasquatch foot prints to my foot, looks like a match.

At least now we know.

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Inside the cozy little Palatine train station.

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Take a seat, watch the storm come in. Ponder if you really actually want to go to the city. Without an umbrella. Alone.

Nope? That’s what I thought.

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Just because.

Racheal and I went out for a nature stroll.

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I like the leaf made of shadow.

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The most nature-y of the nature.

No swimming.

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Thought this was a blackberry. Not so big.

Didn’t exactly taste like a blackberry…

Welp, I lived.

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Maybe it is because we are from the desert, but we were tickled smitten finding this live, rowdy little faceless worm doing its thing.

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Loving the mud bridge.

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Space-potato chips?

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Yeah, you play coy.

 

 

Visiting the Fam in Terre Haute, IN!

Heading West bound, I found it to be imperative to stop and see some family in Terre Haute, Indiana before on the way to Chicago!

My mom’s Dad, Papaw, lives in Terre Haute and has grown quite the family here since his departure from AZ however many lifetimes ago. I haven’t visited TH since I was 13, which makes it exactly ten years since I have even seen some of my Indiana family! Not to mention, my mom sent me as punishment, to live with her dad so I could see how she grew up.

Actually, I had hella fun though. The house was busy with a bunch of kids doing kid shit. No wonder my brother went every summer. I had cousins my age too who are all grown up now! Cierra, Gara and Kennedy are all having kids and real life all adult-ing! Jocelyn just graduated and is going to college now! Bradley is all woke af and reminds me so much of my own little brother. Aunt Dawn didn’t even have kids and now she has four Jamison, Boston, Rylyan and Malachi! My uncle James also has a new (to me) daughter too and Micayle, she is great!  It was also great seeing my Aunt Nikki! Back in the day, I made all too well of chums with Nikki who also ended up getting sent to AZ. Summer of 2007 was a fun time. I have seen Nikki since, and Papaw and his wife Rae but the rest of the family has been doing their thing since.

 I was warmly welcomed and immediately right in with these crazies!

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Sophie. Noodles.

This is the first pick I have from the Terre Haute experience.

What a darling little face.

She is a lovely, lively pup, I loved her from second one.

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If I was a kid, this is where I’d want to be.

The trampoline serves as not only a mini jumping device, but also one for climbing.

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Correct me if I am wrong, but don’t people say, “Go fly a kite!” as some kind of insult?

Why?

This looks pretty fun.

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He is determined!

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Baby Layla is enjoying a donut! So sweet.

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I was lucky enough to ride to in the backseat with this handsome fella!

Cierra’s lil’ Elliot.

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What the typical look out the window consists of on a drive through Terre Haute.

At least y’all can grow stuff!

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Welcome to Fowler Park.

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This is the filtration system for the lake!

Quite savvy!

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It makes a cute little creek to run around the little pioneer town set up they got going on.

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What is this thing even called? A water mill?

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Dandelions make dandy toys for toddlers.

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All part of the watering mill.

Hmmm. So that’s how they do it!

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Awwwww.

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“Irishman’s bridge”

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!

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Most of the structures, including the bridge and mill and other shops/ houses, were all donated to the property from various places.

According to the fam, every fall, the park hosts a “Pioneer Days” festival which restores the area into a fully functioning “pioneer” village like it would have been back in the day. They get to learn to churn butter and everything!

 

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We would all follow the light at the end of the tunnel if it had this little tiny adorable silhouette at the end.

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Just as cute in the light.

Mom is just about fed up with him lol.

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Walk back through the breezy shady trees.

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Cute little bridge.

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This reminded me of a Woodear mushroom. Woodears were among my favorite mushrooms I tried in my travels through China, which is why I was bewildered to see it chillin the the gravel in none other than Indiana!

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Takin’ a dip.

Yee-haw.

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Would ya just look at that face?!

Like he knows something I don’t.

 

The Next “Adventures” Begin:

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These probably aren’t the kind of adventures you are thinking.

I strolled the campus.

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Just because. Pretty flowers never get old.

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Time-To-Save what??

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Riddle me this.

I do-nut what all this is about.

It was closed. On like a Thurday too!

Maybe it’s cause they’re a bunch of SQUARES.

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Common.

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Cute friendly competition.

I went to subway, for the record.

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Just because I like the contrast.

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Just because this flower is beautiful.

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Something about this screams Terre Haute.

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And this.

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This too, or should I say three??

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Indiana State has a nice campus.

Everybody loves fountains.

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And walks down these.

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I decided for some more exploring.

Cool abandoned school (?)

I’m looking for the river.

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Awesome.

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Found the river!

With stairs!

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Spliffin.

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The gas station experience.

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Back at the main shenanigan headquarters.

This place has beer, bowling, darts, pizza. Character.

 

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No explanation necessary.

 

 

My Last day was spent with my Auntie Nikki first.

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This is the view from her new front porch.

She was even like, “WTF you takin pictures of, anyway?”

And I was like, “Huh?”

Those backwoods rocked my world.

How did I not take more pics?? This is AUNT NIKKI. She got the selfie game on lock, though. But this is literally the only picture I have on my camera from visiting her!

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Then Aunt Dawn came and picked me up and we rolled through her casa, where there was a fresh sweet little baby puppy and cute lil cousins!

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The snake also has a moment to shine.

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The twins are hardcore.

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“La Vida Loca”

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Then we hit up the family bbq!

Flippy-Cup was a huge hit that evening.

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Thesa pups had had enough, and took refuge in the car playing music.

Look at Freeman in the top left!

Priceless.

 

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Erin made the vodka water melon thing, then made it into a margarita!

She knows how to Party.

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Meanwhile, outside, flippy cup continues.

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Looks like Uncle James here is some kind of victorious.

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This photo really sums up the guy in the white hat.

This pic is fur yewwww mr.birthdaydude whose name I can’t remember!

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Jocelyn with her new baby puppy!

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Good Times!

My time in Terre Haute was short and sweet and just what I needed.

It was great to see nearly long-lost family, but it’s pretty crazy seeing everyone all grown up and having kids.

Too bad everybody lives so far because I actually grew really fond of all my little cousins that I essentially had not known before this trip. I was really touched that they took interest in also getting to know me and wanted to see my pictures and hear stories. My little cousin Jamison even likes to take pictures. I wish I could see them more often and get to know them better and actually be a part of their lives. My other cousin Jocelyn just graduated high school and wants to go to college! Get it girl!

In a way, I kind of really didn’t know anybody before my visit; A lot can change in ten years and it has, but the love is still there and now there is more of it!  It is a good, simple happy life here. I had a lot of fun and I am really glad I made the 17 hour greyhound trip to do it.

Worth it!

Until next time, Terre Haute

Pennsylvania round two!

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They are the cake and ice cream of this party.

Park-bound.

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Cute and cuddly beautiful somethings.

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I think the wilts are part of their appeal.

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Meadow.

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Gotta love ’em.

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He has a thing for staring right at your soul.

What a little observant angel in his little sublime shirt!

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He’s like: “Chyeah dude, I know right?!”

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“Hungry for adventure.”

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Pondering.

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He’s going for it.

 

…..

 

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You could say he was totally DIGGING his new badass old school Tonka Toy!

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I really love how the bottom of this car is purple and not red.

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Ball is life.

Cobi is unexcited that it is time to go home from this particularly interesting day at the park, in which we encountered another kid who was born on the exact same day and year as Cobi!

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There was also an interesting incident among the local hoodlums in which the police were called. Four cars roll up. NONE of them leave.

But we did!

 

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Day at the lake!

Nichole is some kind of super hero. Look at all the stuff she is carrying. Meanwhile I am wandering behind on pool noodle duty.

 

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What a beautiful lake.

It’s not Fuller Lake, but one of the waterholes nearby.

Less-Fuller perhaps?

Or More-Fuller we feeling optimistic.

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It was originally dug out for mining purposes, “then they hit water,” explains some man whose nephew was fishing (pictured kid). Apparently that also explains why it is so cold and deep, he claims around 80 ft.

You can see the fish on the end of his line in the water.

(It is the dark smudge line in the right of thirds in the shaded portion of crystal green lake water.)

 

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If you just look to the left, this is a vivid portrayal of the lake experience is actually  like.

All of the humans which wish to interact with the lake, on a deep physical level, are rallied up to into this little swim corral. The boundaries of the corral are made clear by brightly colored ropes.

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 Here, these lounging rebels push the less populated limits of the swim corral.

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A stream to the right runs along side the lake to the left.

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This was something once.

It still kind of is.

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Mid-air shot of Cobi victoriously tossing a corn (bag, sac, thing) right for its hole.

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This should be used to market this flamingo.

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Cobi learns to share.

…..

 

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We come full circle.

Back on the home front.

This was most of the Pennsylvania experience. Chillin’ like villains, clownin’ with Cobi and Murphy.

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Nichole was literally born for the stay at home mom life. She is my second best friend to enter parenthood; it undeniably changes the dynamic of any friendship, (like duh, no more reckless renegades, there is a little precious life to look after now) but at this point I wouldn’t have it any other way.

 

 

 

Cobi is great in all of his “terrible twos”-ness, though I make stupid remarks that piss Nichole off like, “If he is going to be taking shits like that, he needs to be pooping in the toilet” doesn’t mean really anything except the fact I don’t know anything about anything pertaining to children/ raising them.

Nichole and I used to spend our actual summers together and this is the longest we have kicked it, day-in/day-out in our adult lives and it was cool cause its almost like we were kids again…

Going to the park.

Eatin’ snackies.

Watching movies.

Takin nap-ies…

No complaints, it’s a good, comfortable life here. Tyler’s brother and his wife live just a few houses over. They are swell people and have adorable dogs.IMG_1493

I know that Nichole always has a homie close by to kick it with and help with Cobi, Audry is a great aunt! I wish the best for everyone, I had a lovely Carlisle experience and wouldn’t mind visiting again but I do hope the Conways do eventually move back to Arizona!

Until then, Carlisle is a cool town. Things grow there. Flowers bloom. People chill have really nice porches.

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This house features a small version of itself on the porch.

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People grow things here.

Like Families and stuff.