Friday, September 25, 2009

get it together

welcome, welcome to another view inside my exciting life and times here in the blue ridge. asheville has been so good to me, and i have neglected to share photos and stories of all the happenings for a couple months now. for that i apologize.
with my nikon out of commission, i have been recording blog content with a digital point-and-shoot that i happened upon on the side of the road in norway, summer 2008.

the author in some typical hometown action to get things started off:

photo by chris roberts

i left my last post with a parting photo from my truck-totalling trip to chicago. while in the windy city, i had the pleasure of joining forces with my friend john 'bubba' roeder.

photo by mw

bubba and i spent a memorable two days in his hometown exploring this big city in ways i never could have imagined.
stand-up paddle board surfing lake michigan:

photo by mw

visiting famous culinary landmarks:

photo by john roeder

the most memorable part of the trip involved touring downtown in a 10foot zodiac:

photo by mw

running through downtown, the chicago river plays host to a number of pretenders in the tourist boat game:

photo by mw

john "bubba" roeder is by far and away the only considerable choice in boat captains:

photo by mw

literally providing you with water-level views of the city

photo by mw


photo by mw


photo by mw

continuing on in the buddy theme, in july i teamed-up with my cousin bryan monier for a surf and turf adventure tour. having bryan in town was a pleasure, and we wasted no time getting out and about. i even picked him up at the airport, bikes on the car, and drove us straight to the trails of pisgah national forest.

photo by mw

bryan and i spent four straight days two-wheeling around pisgah.

photo by mw

enjoying the flora, blooming mountain laurels:

photo by mw

and fauna, diamond back rattle snake:

photo by mw

for the second half of the week, we outfitted bryan in some borrowed kayaking gear and surfed our way down the ocoee river

photo by mw

mr. b was all smiles

photo by mw

let's see, i have also visited west-by-god virginia with my good friend polk:

photo by mw

where i watched a couple demonstrate the truest form of trust in a relationship on the upper gauley river:


photos by mw

on my birthday i visited a pristine mountain stream: the big east fork

photo by shane benedict

where i found myself in over my head

photo by shane benedict

on more than one occasion

photo by shane benedict


photo by shane benedict

all in all, i would say the summer has been a swashbuckling good time

photo by john roeder

stay out of sword fights blog fans, and i will see you here next time.

enjoy the slide show or click on it to visit the photo gallery

6 comments:

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There are many kinds of water sports which are all very popular and famous in order to catch the visitor's attention and inclination towards particular water and travel sports.

This is also depended upon any individual person's choice and way of indulging in any particular sport as well.

I like Scuba Diving and Surfboards too much as my favorite water sports in the world.

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