Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Old Faithful!






So the geysers were pretty cool. Ran into my cousin Julia and her familly. Totally random but cool.





Welcome to Jellystone!

It sure is crowded here. I'll bet Yogi has no trouble swiping picnic baskets.

Leaving GTNP

Monday, July 30, 2007

Lions and Tigers and .....



Yeah you heard right. There was a bear in the campsite next to mine yesterday afternoon. I managed to get one shot of it attempting to drink a beer. I think I might send this to the Fat Tire people and see if I can get some free schwag if I license it to them.

MOOSE ! on the Loose



Okay so I managed to get a Photo of the Moose I saw today off the camera. I tried uploading to youtube but not sure if it will work.


Its Freakin Gorgeous - Grand Teton National Park

Just a cellphone capture from 7/29/07 upon my entry into Grand Teton National Park. If my laptop only still worked there would be amazing youtube videos and more photos than you can shake a stick at.

Animals seen so far:

Hundreds of chipmunks, slightly less squirels, Black Bear ( photo to come), Gardner Snake, and a big fat Moose ( photo and videos to come eventually).

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Grand Tetons National Park!

Made it to Wyoming last night!

Camped @ Wolf Creek campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest because daylight was fading fast.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Mountain Biking on Bald Mtn.

Hey All,

My sister, Brian and I went mountain biking on Bald Mtn today. Basically we rented mountain bikes from Sturtevant's in Ketchum. But these weren't just any mountain bikes. They had full suspension, front and rear and we were glad to have it. Then we got a lift ticket to ride up to the top of the mountain from the river run side (the only side open in the summer). It was amazing and so much fun. Now I can see what the lady at Helen's in Santa Monica was talking about. Its so much fun to scream down a trail with a bike with full suspension. My sister fell a couple of times and got a big bruise on her ass but she isn't complaining much. I fell twice but only got a couple of really minor scratches. So much fun, I will have to do that again later.

Anyway enjoy this video of me going down a cat path, sorry no videos of me on the actual trail. Maybe my sister will be more patient next time.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Greetings from the Pioneer Saloon!

Having dinner at dinner at the Pioneer Saloon. If you're ever in Sun Valley make sure you check it out. Also get the beef ribs.

Fourth of July apple pie

This is a photo of a deep dish apple pie I made for the fourth.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

First cellphone post!

Check out the view from the condo.:-)

My Computer Died !

Well it has finally happened. My nice little IBM thinkpad T40 laptop that got me through 3 years of law school, and the California Bar Exam. It looks like a video card might be fried or something. I am through putting anything new into it, especially since itunes won't synch with my ipod on it for some strange reason. But I am bummed cause I had finally put some cool stickers on it. I have this awesome G&L Sticker and a Guerilla Coffee sticker and an Apple sticker etc. From now on I am a pisces and I am putting stickers on everything!

Congratulations to Stoney and Nima for being done with the bar exam officially tonight!

Also I just saw Sicko today because it was raining earlier, when i got out you couldn't tell it had been raining most of the day. But anyway its a good film. I like that it portrays the french in a very positive light and examines a different way of how we conceptualize society and the social contract. Take that to everyone who has ever put me down for being french. We're NUMBER ONE in health care!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Dinner Party Ketchum Idaho

Well Folks,

Just got done with a tremendous success of a dinner party.
The menu:
1 - 3 bottles of white wine.
2 - crudites with a homemade Spinach Dip
3 -delicious spinach, beats and goat cheese salad
4 - Chicken Picata
5 - Parmessan Risotto
6 - Asparagus with a Ginger lime vinagrette sauce
7 - Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Bourbon Whipped Cream Sauce

In attendance: My sister, Brian (sis's b-friend), Brooke, Alysia, Marina, and Yours truly.

2, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are from the book The New Best Recipes , from the editors of America's Test Kitchen, a great show on PBS!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Sis Kayaking the Salmon River

Hey all here is a youtube video of my sister kayaking rapids on the Salmon River about 15 miles North of Stanley, ID on Hwy 75. The company she used is called the River Company and we recommend them highly should any of you ever come up here. Also I got the lowdown on where they put in and out so if anyone comes up while I am here we can just rent gear and save lots of dough to do the same thing they do.



Saturday, July 21, 2007

CAMPFIRE HYPNOSIS!



There is nothing so hypnotic as a good roaring campfire. Man this is what people did before television!

DEER!


Deer near Petit Lake, ID:

Camping at Redfish Lake


Hey All, Greetings from beautiful downtown Stanley, ID Population 100.:

Shout out to my bro Stone,: kick ass and take names on the California Bar Exam!

Have spent the last two nights camping. Well technically last night I stayed in someone's trailer. Man I am so jealous of having a shower and kitchen and all... Someday I think I might have to get one of those and live out of it for the summer.

Some Pics from First night at Sunny Gulch Campground:



Some Pics from Highway 75 near Stanley, ID and Redfish Lake, ID:

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

SAWTOOTH NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

Hey All,

Yesterday, Tuesday July 17, 2007 I went up to the SNRA to check out some lakes. I went to Alturas Lake, Petit Lake and Redfish Lake.

Here is a picture from Highway 75 on the way up to Galena Summit:


This is a picture of me in front of Alturas Lake:

This is a picture of me and the car near Alturas Lake:


Here are pictures of Petit, by far my favorite lake:
The first picture is of the dirt road up to Petit Lake:


Two of yours truly in front of Petit Lake, Truly a gorgeous site:

20 Mile Plus Bike Ride to Hailey

Hey anyone actually reading this thing! Maybe Tmizzle, Billtron, Sarah " I'm the funnest one here".

Lets see Monday I went on a long bike ride from Sun Valley to Hailey, ID. It was really beautiful.

SUMMER TOUR DAY TWO PICS

Hey I will be the first to admit that I have been lax on publishing on my blog. So today I am trying to catch up and update some of you on what I have been up to. These pics are from 100 mile intervals on July 7, 2007.

I woke up real early cause I was roaring to go.


100 Miles later:


100 Miles later, Outside Wells, NV I think possibly outside Jackpot, NV:


For Mile 800 in Twin Falls, ID, I decided to take a different perspective, wow look I am actually happy with a smile on my face. :

Saturday, July 14, 2007

20 mile plus bike ride to Hot spring

Hey All,

Anyway today I got up early ( i HAVE BEEN GETTING UP REAL LATE) and made breakfast. Then I biked to lunch at Perry's my favorite deli in the world. Had a sandwich but then wanted to bike out to the Hot springs I drove to the other day. Other than a bunch of family people and a total scizophrenic who interrupted my serene moment at the spring it was a good day. But a long ass bike ride. At least 20 miles I figure.

Here is a picture of the hot springs:

Sunday, July 08, 2007

MADE IT SAFELY TO SV

Hey All,

Just wanted to let you all know that I made it to Sun Valley, ID safely. No real problems on the trip whatsoever.

Last night I met up with Brooke, Aimee's Junior Year Roommate at Princeton, and her two girlfriends. We had good Tai food at a place in Hailey I have been once before and then saw Ratatouile. We ended the night going to a club/bar called the Mint, owned by none other than Bruce Willis, which I have heard about for over a decade and never been in before.

So needless to say I was really tired so I slept till noon today. Now I am here in my favorite deli in the whole world, Perry's, in Ketchum, ID. I am also having my favorite ham sandwich in the world and a great cup of coffee to wake me up.

Spreading my good vibes to you all.

Chris

Friday, July 06, 2007

SUMMER TOUR SUMMER '07 !!!!

Greetings all from Room 232 of the Bristlecone Motel in Beautiful downtown Ely, Nevada.
Miles driven today: 552.8. Approximate Miles to go to Ketchum, ID: 329.
Approximate Average Gas Mileage today: 35.7


Mile Zero this morning in my garage in Los Angeles, CA.


Mile 100, about 10 miles outside Mojave, CA.


Mile 200, somewhere before Bishop, CA I think.


Mile 300, Benton, CA.


Mile 400, about 10 Miles beyond Tonapah, NV.


Mile 500, about 50 miles before Ely, NV.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

SUMMER TOUR 2007



Well Friends,

If you are reading this I am on the road on the way to Idaho. My route, 405 to Antelope Freeway, then to Bishop, Tonopah, Ely, Wells, Twin Falls and finally Ketchum.

I will try and take pictures often and blog about my journey. I also plan to go to the Grand Tetons National Park and Yellowstone National Park. My friend Biltron thinks I need to go to Banf National Park and Jasper National Park in Canada on the way to Vancouver. I am thinking of taking my time on the way back down to So Cal taking a beach router from the upper tip of Washington.

Wish me good Road Karma.

Peace,

Chris

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

OKAY - NOW ITS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG



That's it. The dollar is f$%ed. Either that or George Bush is going to announce they have reason to believe Iran already has weapons of mass destruction. If you are interested in why I think the dollar is now Fuzunked check out a little book called Petrodollar Warfare!

Monday, July 02, 2007

Tentative Set List - Analog Cover Album





  1. Give me just one reason, Tracy Chapman -The history of rock. piano, vocal, guitar. the late '90s :
  2. Plush - Stone Temple Pilots
  3. Maggie May - Rod Stewart - Acoustic guitar tab white pages.
  4. Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival - Greatest hits : piano, vocal, guitar / Creedence Clearwater Revival.
  5. Mr. Jones ( acoustic)- Counting Crows -Great '90s rock. Best of '90s acoustic rock.August and everything after
  6. Hey Hey what can I do - Led Zeppelin
  7. Good Riddance - Green Day (accoustic)
  8. 99 Problems - Jay-Z
  9. All Apologies - Nirvana ( already have sheet music)

Anyone got any additional ideas etc? Basically I am going to self-produce an analog cover album. What this means is I will play guitar, keyboards, drum machine, and of course vocals. Analog means that I am going to record on an old school Tascam 4 Track. This is something that I wanted to do for so long. Most people did this in high school I am doing it while barely in my twenties! T