Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's Been Too Long Since I've Blogged and I'm Starting With Kinder Creek

Hi guys. It's me, Carissa. I'm a little embarrassed to even show up here considering it's been like, almost a month since I've filled this blank white space with any type of words or pictures. Oops. In my defense I did try to sit down on a few occasions and blog, but then I got distracted with different things and just never put the virtual pen to paper. Videos of people on YouTube teaching their birds to say bad words can really take up a lot of your time if you're not careful.

So needless to say there's a lot to catch up on around here. I'm gonna start with last weekend cause that requires the least amount of mental exercise in remembering what's been going down since the last time I posted.

Last weekend Nate and I went hiking to my most favorite place ever: Kinder Creek. We go every summer and this is my fourth time taking the quick, yet most scenic trip down the mountain (see herehere, and here). Every year we go I hesitate to blog about it cause really, I don't want other people knowing my most favorite spot ever. Cause then other people go to it. And I don't like other people. Kidding of course. Sort of. Anyway, I think my secret's out of the bag though cause Nate said when you Google Kinder Creek it's all pictures from my blog. Oops.

Our first stop after the hike down hill is this neat beach-y area right at the bottom. The water is always super cold but I make myself go in anyway cause I dunno, I just feel like that's what you should do when you're hiking and it's summer time.

After we (and when I say "we" I really mean just me) finished swimming we crossed to the other side of the creek and moved on to the next spot.
I'm trying to get this panorama thing down and I don't think I'm quite there yet. Is it Panorama or Panoramic? Either way, my hands aren't steady enough to get a good shot. But despite the lack of panoramic quality you can't really get around the fact that this place is gorgeous right??
Too many pics? Sorry. I have this thing where I take a million pictures (not literally a million, but almost) and sorting through them takes too long so I've started just including all of them. More scrolling for you, but less pre-post work for me. Pre-post...I can see how that could be confusing now that I typed it out. I mean like, before I write the post - pre-post. You get it right? Anyway, I'm way off track. So like I said before, hiking and summer time calls for swim time too.
It's also important to note that there's TONS (like, tons I'm not even being dramatic) of crawdads in this creek and after watching Shark Week all week there was a little part of me wondering if there was like, a Megalodon crawdad down in there somewhere ready to pinch my leg off. Or like, a Submarine crawdad. Good news though, none of my limbs got pinched off. So if he's out there, the Megalodon/Submarine (Megamarine?) crawdad, he spared my life this time.

Eventually it was time for the hike back up the mountain. Which totally sucks for two reasons:
1.) It's time to leave Kinder Creek
2.) It's up hill
3.) It's really steep in a few sections
That was more than two reasons...which actually just goes to show how much leaving this place sucks.

So instead of making our way home we decided to take a drive.

And we drove to the other end of the creek. And we played in it.
And then we drove home. But not before eating mexican food. Cause how do you refuel after a long day of hiking if not for refried beans and cheese??

So anyway, hopefully I can get this here blog caught up with all the happenings that've been, well, happening. And hopefully it won't take me another month to do so. Hopefully.

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  1. This place looks gorgeous! Are you going to judge me if I say that I have no idea what a crawdad is?

  2. I am very jealous of this place.I need to come visit so I can go there!

  3. Wow, Kinder Creek is gorgeous!
    I would plan a trip asap if it wasn't so far of a drive for us!

  4. I'm so sad we missed the trip this year! But your blog made me smile!!! Next year I say we all do it together - although if I'm there you know we're stopping for ICE CREAM!!!

  5. just stop.
    I want to come camping/tripping/WHATEVER with you.
    p.s. that second picture - you in the water = GORGEOUS! get that junk framed!

  6. Wow that does look super nice! It would be more of a day trip for me, but I may have to consider a weekend there! Gorgeous!

  7. Ok, I swear you are always showing me places here that I have never heard of! I love it! This place is beautiful!



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