Oooh, awesome picture, mate! (I seriously love your sunset/sunrise shots! )
Living near the coast is a rather fun experience, yes, but I wish that the beaches would be warm year-round! In the winter to early spring, it's usually pretty chilly and raining (big surprise there!) But it's quite beautiful in the summer.
(And I don't mean to be kind of nosy by reading yours and SrS's comments, but I've been on the Reed College campus, and it's really beautiful! I love the design of the overall building, as well as the fact that it rests near a lake!)
Hmmm... rain in Oregon... could've never guessed, mate! And cold in winter or not, you're still a lucky pirate.
Psssh, it's no problem. You're a friend, you have stalking privileges.
So you've visited Reed, eh? AWEsome! *goes all dreamy-eyed* I seriously wish I could go there... it's like my dream college... I've heard they have one of the best English/Literature programs in the nation... and, well, you know me and writing. And it's always a plus to have a beautiful campus! (If only, if only, the woodpecker cries, the price for that school weren't as high as the skies! )
Yeah that's one of the reasons I'm not fond of the U of M in Minneapolis... the entire campus is just a large stretch of buildings... veeery little nature anywhere. Me, I need to see green to be happy.
Anyway! Thanks once again for the comment & fav!! Rum to ye!
XD I know! Hard to believe, huh? Yeah, I suppose so.
Alright, good to know...I think.
It is a very English/Literature-based school. One of the represenatives from Reed College came to our High School a few days ago. It sounds very interesting, and they definitely support creativity. Though, unfortunately, the price for admission is really quite high...
Same here. I love schools that are surrounded by nature; it really helps me...I dunno how to word it....think better? I'm not exactly sure how to describe the feeling.
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We've been wanting to take a trip across the southwest for a long time -- I have an aunt in NM -- I hope we get to do that soon! I've been across the SW by train before, but I was only 3, so I don't remember much except for the sweet Santa Fe t-shirt that I got on the train.
I've thought about colleges in that area too, but it's a bit too far away... like a whole country away... *falls into daydreams of living out west*
Speaking of distance, I know someone who's moving from Seattle to Maryland. Talk about a big move!
heh, well at least you can still say "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" ^^ sweet! hope you can visit the SW soon... one of my close friends is going to be moving down to Arizona just after our graduation, maybe I'll have to take a train to visit her.
yeah, really. okay, half a country away for me, but still. aye, agreed, we have an accord, and all that jazz.
You're so lucky that you got to crew the Lady! That's definitely one of my dreams. The time we were in Seattle, I didn't even know about it!
...but on that trip, we drove all the way to Montana, then we took the train from NW Montana to Seattle. We went through a 2-mile long tunnel (kind of fun), and we were on the right side of the train to have a completely unobstructed view of the Puget sound for a long time...
The cool thing was that in the middle of the night, half of the train splits off and heads to Portland! The dining car stays on the route to Seattle, and the lounge car heads to Oregon. After a bit of questioning, I found out that if you fall asleep on the lounge car and wind up in Portland when you were supposed to be in Seattle, they pay to get you back in the right place. XD
Not many people I know have been on a train, but it is truly a remarkable experience. My family has always traveled quite a lot by train. They're so loud in the outside but really smooth on the inside! The view is great too! ...and there is nothing quite like falling asleep at night to the rhythm of the wheels... *starts reminiscing again*
Thanks, mate. Good news is, you can still fulfill that dream!! They take new sailors on all the time. And you might want to check out the 5-day-long Family Camp program they have in the summer, it's a great way to spend a little time on board, if you can't make a two-week commitment.
(geez, I sound like such a salesperson. )
sounds absolutely amazing!!! now YOU're the lucky pirate! ...teehee, I just might "accidentally" fall asleep just so I can visit both cities. dang, I SO want to hop on a train now!! I've always wanted to, but now I can't wait.
"...and there is nothing quite like falling asleep at night to the rhythm of the wheels... " aye, I can understand that... sorta... it's just that there's nothing quite like falling asleep in the berth of a ship, feeling the roll of the waves beneath you and hearing the gentle creak of the boards around you... it's almost like the ship is humming a lullaby... *goes off into reminiscing land with Sunrise*
aye -- Alyssa (OTS) & CaptT, & those other pirates that live by the coast, are SO dang lucky!! I was really, really hoping to get enough money saved for college that I could go to Reed... it's in Portland... but alas, it was not to be. maybe for my graduate degree, I can go up to Reed or U Wash or something.... I can only hope...