POOLS! I like pools. The camp ground we stayed in on the last night had a HEATED POOL. Roughing it, but the best part was actually the kids. For some reason, when we entered, it was quiet, but after Ilya and I used the waterslide once, a line had mysteriously formed. And kids are great. They respond so well if you tell them “DONT DO IT, YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR” when they’re mid-water slide, or when you teach them how to buy cigarretes but instead not to do that and BUY MILK so you too can become big and strong in the kiddy pool. Oh yeah, there’s a picture of me standing in a 1.5 foot kiddy pool somewhere.
This is Ilya’s friend Poie (call her Pwee.) She’s awesome and doesn’t say no to the possibility that human beings have super powers. I’m not sure, but my best guess is this is her doing an impression of my favorite golden retriever’s personality.
She’s not very good at impressions.
YAY JAIDREE MADE IT. (THIS IS ALSO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU CAMERA TROLL HER WITH HER OWN PHONE CAMERA 20 BILLION TIMES.
At some point I seized control of the only camera between jaidree I. This is my learning face as I mastered it’s ways.
OMGERD THE LOVELY COTTAGE WE STAYED AT. I WISH THEY HAD ANOTHER PILLOW THAT SAID ORINOCO FLOW
Apparently it looks from the back seat when I drive (p.s. I’m the best driver ever) which also gives me a good idea for how it’d also look from the back seat if I make sweet sweet love.
THEY HAD A SPINNING WHEEL THAT FOR SOME REASON MADE ME THINK OF MOM.
I fukkin loved this cottage. This is also the room where people learned how to kill each other in Wii smash in the wee hours of the night after massive feast with dranks.
I think Jaidree was a lil afeared to explore the back yard cause of the upstairs neighbor (we had the first floor, which was beautiful and plenty) but there’s a gorgeous garden with GIANT PETUNIAS right around the corner.
Respect the sock game.
OOH OOH OOH, SO I COOKED, AND WHILE I LIKED THE KIBBOB FIRE FEAST MORE (which no pictures were taken cause it was the dead of night and camp fire based) this features:
Corn on cob
Hickery Smoked BBQ baked beans – legit style
Baked citrus basil pork chops with garlic kale
Garlic bread Spinach and tossed green salad topped with shimp boiled in butter and garlic and seseme peanut sauce
Olive Boat (WHICH DIDN’T LAST)
A bowlful of butter
Garlic Pasta with melted mozzeralla and parmissan and red clam sauce
Gin + Vodka + Mint + Pink Lemonade (really fuckin good)
Here’s some of the night before
Ilya’s friend made it up to join us in portland. Turned out he’s a kickass docta man who’s super cool to barhop with.
So there’s this place outside portland where you can take a boat to a smaller island, and then we rented bikes. We discovered a beach, and some of us decided to strip down to our underpants and go swimming. I couldn’t do that, and the water was really nice, but this is what it feels like to bike around in your wet underpants for 20 minutes.
Daww Rock Island – some really weird and cool balance experiments happening here I wish we shot more of
Crossing off “Explore Ghost Yacht at night” from bucket list.
So while we were in Portland, J had to join us later to help out a best friend. But, disaster, this is her bus super broke down. Let’s never ride with this company, cause after hearing how stressful things were getting I devoured dinner, and drove on down to boston to get her (only about 90 minutes) cause she missed the connecting bus cause 1) No I don’t want you spending vacation waiting in a scary bus depot in the middle of boston till 5am 2) Excuse to drive 3) It’s about the only time you get to rescue someone in a shiny metal thing in a civilian setting before the zombie apocalypse.
BUT YEY SHE MADE IT. TIME TO MAKE CHRISTIAN ROCK ALBUM COVERS.
GAIS ITS BEAUTIFUL I BELIEVE OUR INSTRUCTIONS ARE TO GET SMUGGLIER.
NOT BAD MAINE