What I Miss Most..

April 29, 2014

What do I miss most about home? Going to a concert at Red Rocks with all of my friends. Simple as that. Waking up that morning and knowing it’s only a matter of hours before you’ll be there. Everyone calling eachother, figuring out whose getting what. Making copious beer purchases at the store. Finalizing what time you really need to be at someone’s house for the party bus. Getting there and realizing the bus actually arrives 30 minutes later than told. Walking into the home and seeing the face of that visiting friend and embracing them until they can’t breathe. The gracious organizer frantically wondering if all seats will be filled or not. Seeing the bus pull up and know you’re not quite ready. Gathering your stuff as fast as possible to not hold everyone else up. Congregating outside for one group shot that will last a lifetime. Getting on the bus and settling down while making sure everyone’s accounted for. Feeling the bus pull away as the excitement and energy amongst your friends increases. Exiting I-70 and getting that first glimpse of the red rocks peaking out amongst the hillside. Pulling into Red Rocks and looking out the window at all the colorful faces as you spot friends and acquaintances who’ve arrived before you on different busses. Taking that first step off the bus and becoming one with the crowd. Getting prepped in the parking lot.. There will be dice, slap the bag and vendor purchases. Someone suggesting we all go inside while another simultaneously states that it’s too early. Climbing up those stairs buzzed, sweating and thinking “am I there yet”. Waiting in line hoping you can sneak whatever in you are trying to sneak in. Getting inside and reading your texts to see at what row and seat the family decided to post up. Standing there mid sentence, the lights go out, the crowd screams and the first note gets played. At this moment, you look and see all your friends faces smiling as they shine against the stage lights.. you feel as one and every single care goes away. This is the feeling I’m chasing.

Refused Entry (Again..)

April 26, 2014

Alright. So in Australia before u enter a bar they scan your passport. They ask u to stand and they take your face pic before u can enter… and they ask you how many drinks you have had… Therefore u “can’t have ANY drinker before u go out.” And the beers are $9.00-$11.00 each. And they give u a breathalyzer. So if you’ve had a drink before u enter you can’t get in. Literally, if you say “I’ve had a beer” you aren’t allowed inside unless you are 100% without a drink. So you can’t even go from a bar to another bar… I was “passed” to enter a bar but they looked at my shoes and said they weren’t allowed.. I am only judging off Perth but this country on terms of having responsible fun is proving to be limited. Won’t waste a year of my 20’s here w these limitations. America.. And.. Asia. Are.. The.. Shit.. And I miss them.

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A Trip Down Memory Lane

April 23, 2014

Forgot how much I love the Deftones. I remember I was grounded in high school and I couldn’t go to the concert but negotiated with my parents that I could go if I took my mom with me. Then I would “have” to behave. Well my mom and I ended up drinking tons of beers and snuck our way down into the mosh pit where we saw the entire show. Some could say that’s “bad parenting” but I say that’s BS bc I turned out just fine and my mom is one of my best friends on this planet. #LoveYaMomma 

Kangaroo Spotting

April 23, 2014

Leaving the vineyard and driving down the windy road led to a friend screaming “I just saw a kangaroo”. For whatever reason, I thought he was joking. Therefore, we stopped the car and flipped it in reverse. Then not only did we see one kangaroo, but an entire “pack” of them! There were so many scattered throughout this field, I couldn’t believe it. We jumped out of the car and slowly approached them but as you see here, they noticed us, stood on alert and then quickly hopped away. The way they hop is quite humerous in itself. Afterwards we nearly hit one who decided to jump in front of our car out of nowhere. The most dangerous thing in Australia I’ve been told are kangaroos. They are attracted to the car lights and just hop in front of you. Most people swerve to miss them and end up in a much worse scenario then if they would just have accepted the collision. Something to keep in mind whenever I finally have earned enough money to make my way across Australia. Until then, it’s just small adventures like these which I am perfectly fine with. It’s been nice staying in one place for almost a month now. However, I do miss being on the road but it’ll be that much more exciting when my time finally comes. Until then, I’ll keep living in the moment and enjoying Perth. 

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Margaret River

April 21, 2014

Back in Perth. Wonderful weekend spend deep in the forests of SW Australia. We made it to 4 national parks, saw tons of kangaroos (almost hit two), visited plenty of beaches, successfully camped on random back roads, drank a couple bottles of whiskey, visited some wineries, climbed a couple trees, and most importantly.. Took a ton of pictures. I’m really happy with their outcome so opposed to writing a lengthy post here, I’ll post single photos over the next week or so with a little story behind them. 

This one is simple, we were driving down the road as the sun was setting and decided to run around the vineyard. Leaving the vineyard was my first encounter w kangaroos in the wild. There was a family of 15-20 in this open field. We stopped the car and tried to approach them but they hopped away. I’ll post a photo sometime later, it was great. Later while driving one hopped in front of the car but luckily we avoided hitting it. The SW Region really is dense with trees and it made a nice long weekend journey. Now I am exhausted, I just left the gym and it’s only 9:00pm but I’m going to bed. My 5:20 alarm will come early! Goodnight from Australia.

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Road Trip!

April 17, 2014

ROAD TRIP!!! We rented a car and were heading south to see a vineyard and a national park w big ‘ol trees. My camera is charged, cooler is full and a tent is procured. There’s a German, an Italian, a Swedish guy and an American about to take on SW Australia. Were gonna camp on the side of the road.. Aussie Style. Everyone have a Happy Easter and a Hazy 4/20.

 

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