Friday, November 27, 2009

A Peek

Technology allows me to peek in the direction of the Yonderosa.  I'm not certain if it satisfies my curiosity or just wets my appetite.  Either way I can't help myself.

The view from the Sitzmark web cam this morning.  The next best thing to being there...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

I have a LOT to be thankful for and I feel very blessed.  I was born in a land that dreams can and do come true.  The Yonderosa is some of the best evidence of that.  My lovely wife and I have dreamed of this place for decades.  We knew if we saved, educated ourselves and looked hard we would eventually find it.  All of that work makes it even more special to us now that we've found it.  There are many more chapters yet to be written and we go enthusiastically forward with much optimism. We hope that by sharing our experience it will inspire and energize you to follow your dreams.

"I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he had imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." --Henry David Thoreau - Walden, or Life in the Woods

May you find, just as the Pilgrims did, your place in the world to live free, pursue happiness and gratefully acknowledge the many wonders that lead you there.

Happy Thanksgiving

Friday, November 13, 2009

Weather Delay

The DOT cam at Stevens Pass this morning.  The Weather channel say snow for the next couple of days...
Looks like we'll be postponing our next trip to the Yonderosa.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Along the way

The long road trip to the Yonderosa is eased by the scenery.  This route isn't open year round, but when it is...

We figure we add an hour to each trip enjoying the scenery.  It would be a waste to rush.  Even so, there is never enough time to enjoy it all. 

The snow has dropped to road level between the two highest passes.  Too many avalanches occur to keep the road open year round.  There may not be many more crossings left before they shut it down this year. 

This mountain range is aptly named the Cascades.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Cabinet Progress

With Winter knocking on the door I snuck over with another load.

The countertop will have to wait until next spring.  One more base cabinet left to build (to the right of the range) and two more wall cabinets.  With any luck I'll get another chance before the snow settles in for Winter.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Moon

Woke up to this view yesterday

The moon setting over the Cascades

The Sunrise - Red sky in the morning.
It did get overcast but ended up being a nice day.

Telephoto of the morning Moonset.

The Larch is a little past peak color but still quite beautiful.  The photo does little justice to the actual beauty.  I enjoyed watching it sink behind the mountains.