Snowpocalypse 2017

by The Good Life on January 16, 2017

in America

This last week has reminded me a lot of the storms we would have in England, where there would be a few inches of snow and then it would be just sledging for days on end.  Portland has been pretty much on lock down in parts for 5 days and counting.

Lenny has been out in it for 5 days so far with varying apparatus taking his fancy.

The good old shovel! Reminds him of the beach.

Split boarding with his old man.  Promptly fell asleep.We sledded a tiny bit in Gabriel park which was in full swing!

Riding with daddy in the powder!

and of course riding his own little board!

Mt Hood

by The Good Life on January 16, 2017

in America

It seems my luck at Hood is changing.  The last two trips have been memorable.  This one was well pretty fantastic.  just riding groomers from 9-12am, fast laps, leg burns, carves and ollies.  Perfect!

The early bird is the only one catching the worm.  Otherwise you catch the bus then the worm.

Early enough the moon is still out.

And up before the sun too! Thank you Oregon

Snow in Portland

by The Good Life on January 14, 2017

in America

This week, we had news that there would be “1 to 2 inches of snow” on Tuesday evening, so we all headed off from work early to avoid any trouble, and so sure enough the snow started falling around 6pm and after making food, putting Lenny to bed, only 4 hours later, the terrace looked like this:

Pretty amazing how quick it came down

The strange thing with snow like this is that it makes the whole of the city glow at night.

and then by the day it shines.

A pretty iconic spot down by the station, but yes it has been quite the winter storm along with some beautiful light.

Theres even a touch of powder to be had.

To keep warm, we ate up some of the best vietnamese take out from Noy Viet Lao in the village…. Lenny approved!

Just now need that lift from here to Mt Hood to be installed.

Encinitas

by The Good Life on January 2, 2017

in Uncategorized

One more post to just round off the trip.  Encinitas always is worth another post.  Such a great place with amazing beaches, great food, mellow vibe and good times always down there.  Definitely worth the trip.

Lenny decided to get himself a dog for the afternoon from a friendly face above.

In between building himself his own downhill bum sliding set up at Moon Light Beach.

and eating us out of house and home in his tent.

and we also found one of the best play parks around.  Super nice slides and swings and stuff.

We also found that Lenny is now really excited about playing the harmonica.

and eating mickey mouse shaped pancakes from his favorite place, Swamis.

Swamis at sunset.

Thanks California.

Oh yeah, two last things.  I made a video with a couple of bits of surfing.  No music or fancy editing, just so i can remember it.

and one more.

GOALS.  Look at this set up.  I need that.

Thats it thats all.

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