Saturday, April 04, 2009

back to the daily grind

I'm back in to the daily grind of school and work. I'm tired already....and I don't like it. I guess I have a bit of senioritis and want school to just be over. I know it will be by the end of summer but then there is the big registry test I must pass so that adds a layer of stress to see if I can do it.

I rented the Twilight movie over my break cause I never have seen it. Even though it is mostly for teens I think, I really liked it. I'm a sucker for love stories anyway and it brought back some of that feeling when you were in love for the first time. The Edward guy would of been just my type, ha. Of course, I had to go buy some of the 4 books in the series and have been reading them all week. They are very long books but I am on the last one 'breaking dawn'. It's like I couldn't put them down much I had to keep on reading even though it they get weird as it's all about vampires and werewolves. Anybody else read these books? I guess they are working on the next movie 'new moon' now up north of us here in Vancouver, Canada. In the other movie I guess they shot it in Oregon and in Forks, Washington. I've driven through Forks and if you blink you will miss it. They are right though that it is really green and old town and rains a lot there. They are smack dab in the rain forest. Maybe I'll wonder out there this summer and go out to La Push beach area or hike around the rain forest; really want to go camping out there. There is a hot spring area out there that I've been wanting to go to. In the summers as a kid, I used to go out to the Makah's above where the forks area is...kind of the point/tip of washington. My dad used to salmon fish in the summers there and we would camp there a lot waiting for him or go out in the boat with him. It does have some pretty areas. Here's some pics of the area. There is a lot of the area I haven't seen too. I've been to Port Angeles and hiked up hurricane ridge and that is nice. I guess these books brought about a renewed interest to get out and see my state. We really aren't that far away from this area.

We did end up going to this Great Wolf Lodge. It reminded be of the 'grand california hotel' at Disneyland that looks like it is straight out of the northwest is rustic with lots of stone brick and fake animals. It is totally catered to kids. We went on a lot of water slides and the wave pool. The kids also did this magic wand thing where you have this wand and you go in a search for crystals and mystic figures and fight dragons. They also had a kid zone with dancing and interactive games like Wii games and rock star but that was more for the tweens so we didn't go in there.

Anyway, hope you all are well as I haven't been blogging or very often but I like to get on here occassionally and I'll visit you all soon. Now I have this sudden urge to go hiking.....spring is just around the corner and we will get out there soon and I'm tired of being cooped up inside.....I need to see the ocean.


Chris H said...

What gorgeous photos!
My son Mike told me I had to read the Twilight series.. so I suppose I better!

Elephant Steps said...

I read the books but I haven't finished the last one. I kind of got to the point of "give me a break" on the last one, and I lost interest. My favorite is the first, and I read the first 3 in a week. I think the book is better than the movie too, but that is always how it goes. I'd pick edward too.

Great photos!

CactusFreek said...

Love the top photo!

In Oz, we don't get to see the DVD untill the 22nd. I haven't read the books, but my hubby and best friend have.

Anonymous said...

Hey..I came back to check on you - so glad to see your blog is still up and running. I didn't read the whole blog because you were talking about I am only on the 2nd book. Edward sweeps me off my feet...and I had so many "awww" moments in the first book and feel in love with him! You take care.