Post #925 – Labor Day Weekend was So Delta

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Tristan thinks George Bush is an Idiot

I figured that would be a good way to start off a blog post. So what are we talking about that could possibly relate to that picture. Well on a side note Raleigh has a magnetic bumper sticker on her vehicle that says “WTF?” with a picture of George Bush. We were driving off the ferry and some woman in her car thought it was brilliant.

So lets kick off the 3 day weekend description fun time of awesome. So Friday I took a half day at work because I had a doctors appointment to get my ankle looked at again which seems to be totally fine but the doctor wanted to schedule a follow up. So Raleigh picked me up at work and we went and had some Kidd Valley Action.

The thing that always cracks me up about Kidd Valley are the to go bags. It says “13 Nationwide Locations” it has a map of the USA on the bag and all the locations are in Washington. I have no idea why such a stupid thing amuses me but hey what can you do.

So let me turbo through the rest of Friday with some short summary words.

Ferry, Apartment, Packing, Driving, Wal-Mart, Cruising, Bridge, Woods, Mountains, Arrival.

So we arrive at the Hotel and we make ourselves at home. My only major gripe about this place was no elevator. Because we were on the top floor I had to carry all the bags which was 4 bags. Which anything I throw over my shoulder I like to call a Satchel. If I were to ever make a movie I would be sure to include a fight scene.

Thug 1: Looks like you won’t be serving up your goods on this side of town anymore.
Me: Well is that so. Well you can tell your boss to send a body bag.
[Flips around laptop satchel 17” Powerbook in the satchel dents the thugs face]
Me: Looks like this satchel fucked you up. Mac’s is there anything they can’t do?

Man that would be so freaking awesome. But anyways got into the room and me and Raleigh were just kinda relaxing and the hotel had free WiFi so I busted out the laptop and she did her thing of checking e-mail and all that jazz. I just whip out my phone and email is checked. Usually my phone says “e-mail 154 SMS 10-60 and Voicemails 0”

So usually when I connect to an open wifi I usually see what is open or if I can hop on other peoples laptops. But nobody was really using anything on the wifi network so I tried to connect to their router and amazingly the router still had the default password. So I hopped on there changed the password and started to work some magic. The first thing to do was block myspace. I put up a lovely message saying something like “Hey Loser Kids, Myspace sucks get Facebook” but then Raleigh wanted to check myspace and I had to take that down. So I figured I would probably want to track what these people are doing and I setup the router to use OpenDNS which you can do as well if you go to opendns.com. So after monitoring what this hotel has been doing the top 3 domains that they hit are.

1. ad.doubleclick.net
2. www.vongo.com
3. www.update.microsoft.com

Facebook did seem to be getting some more hits then myspace. But anyways because I am tracking this hotel wasn’t the point of the vacation but Raleigh seemed to be impressed by this idea. Or maybe she was just working me over. Either way she was smiling and I was happy that I was impressing her.

So after we enjoyed some time seeing what the Hotel had to offer. On a side note after spending all that time sleeping in a King Size bed I feel some regret about buying this Queen Bed last March. But I must say live and learn.

So we decided to see what Sequim had to offer two 24 year olds. Driving up and down the strip we found an Applebees your neighborhood bar and grill. We walk in and I have never seen an Applebees this packed. Full of these old people and families. Normally where I live I walk into an Applebees and there is usually people my age having a gay old time. So they find us a seat and I must say that this place fell way below par because they were out of any decent beer. After we get done there Me and Raleigh went to the local Wal-Mart. For some reason we always seem to go explore Wal-Mart late at night.

I ended up purchasing a new pair of pants, a new shirt and Brain Age 2 for my Nintendo DS. I must say that this game had a bit of a learning curve. I suck at the Piano game but some how ended up with a Brain Age of 29 at the moment. My first was like 70 or 80. Me and Raleigh really enjoy playing Brain Age for some reason.

So after Wal-Mart I was craving a Dairy Queen Dipped Cone. These things are freaking awesome. McDonalds has them as well but I usually try to boycott that place. But a dipped cone is always awesome. So after that lovely cone seeking adventure we head back to the Hotel and then Friday ends and Saturday Begins.

Okay Saturday wake up and all that is involved. And we drive up to Hurricane Ridge. I will post the pictures of that on my Flickr Account. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tristanpipo/ Since it’s easier for them to manage all that then me to go around and add all the links and comments all over again.

Me and Raleigh spent a good two hours up there. The deer seemed to be like we are here. Take our picture. I hope animals are constantly mocking how stupid humans are. Sometimes I hope if there is a next life I come back as a bear. I would camp out near a trail and just eat hikers.

After Hurricane Ridge I took Raleigh out to lake crescent. Lake Crescent was pretty cool. It was interesting seeing Raleigh have a good time taking pictures of her SUV in all kinds of wooded locations. A few weekends ago we might remember that I tripped and screwed up my ankle. My normal act is to just hope down rock faces and that kinda 9 year old boy thing. But I was getting told not to do such things because well I am rather clumsy and don’t want to screw and fuck up any body parts again so I just tried to be careful. Nothing happened so life is good.

{it doesn’t matter where we are, Tristan will trip, bang, knock and tumble.  Im thrilled to have met someone clumsier than me!}

We just kinda explored the different spots along 101 that all the tourists do since it was all new Raleigh and anything to take off the shrink wrapping of Washington for people. So after we spent all day out we went back to Sequim and had a late lunch and then went to the Hotel.

At the Hotel we decided to venture down to the pool and acted like 11 year olds. (Hey I can’t help that throwing a ball across the pool and dunking each other is a good time =) )

We then decided to go check out the Casino see if they had anything exciting going on down there. When we were driving down to the Casino there was this billboard that said they had a Steak Dinner for $6.95 which had me excited because well what Red Blooded American Male doesn’t like a good steak. When we get into the Casino we were going to do some dancing but it turns out the wanted $25 to go dancing. Every other Casino they usually have a free club and scene and charge you for drinks. But that wasn’t the case here since Sequim isn’t really much of a young persons town. It’s more of an area for camping. But the thought never occurred to me to go find a campfire to go chill at. So it rolls around to 11pm and I am starving and so is the beautiful Raleigh. So we go check out the restaurant at the Casino and we get the dinner menu but since 11pm ticket over they snatch the Dinner menu away from us and give us the lunch menu. Man I wanted that chicken cordon blue so instead I get the chicken friend chicken which was good but not really what I wanted. Raleigh had some Asian Chicken Salad thing that I really thought was pretty tasty. That Wasabi dressing was awesome. So after that we pretty much ninja sneak out of there.

Sunday morning we lazily get out of bed and decide to check out the local costco.  On a Sunday morning, not to mention the day before a holiday, a Seattle costco is insane.  However in Sequim, Costco is almost like a business you hope can survive because there were so few people there.  After a delicious costco lunch, we headed to dungeness spit.  A few quick photos and we were on our way back to Tristan’s.  We ended up taking a nap and basking in the warm afternoon sun.  Nick and Audrey called to see what we were up to, so we headed on over to The Olive Garden for a fabulous meal with friends.  Now Olive Garden you can’t go wrong with the Chicken Scampi. Raleigh had some noodle thing but for me you can’t beat the Chicken Scampi I never order anything else. It’s heaven. It’s amazing. After the Olive Garden showdown of wits with Nick and Audrey.  We went to a late night showing of Hairspray which we both enjoyed.  Now Hairspray is a musical and being of male origin I ponder why I like this film. It’s enjoyable in pretty much every fashion.  John Travolta gave Raleigh the creeps as a woman, but overall he really pulled it off.

Overall weekend rating A+. Next Mini Vacation is in the Works.

This is a Raleigh and Tristan Blog Post. =)

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  1. Michelle
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    WOW! SOunds like you both had a Great weekend, Ahhh, the king size bed cannot be beat, and sight seeing and eating out every meal is a wonderful vacation…LOL! Props on a GREAT first couples blog!!! Long on the page…LOL! but good!

  2. Michelle
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    WOW! SOunds like you both had a Great weekend, Ahhh, the king size bed cannot be beat, and sight seeing and eating out every meal is a wonderful vacation…LOL! Props on a GREAT first couples blog!!! Long on the page…LOL! but good!


  3. // Reply

    Wow, sounds like an amazing weekend you two! I can’t believe Raleigh let you include the word “Delta” in the title of this blog…lol

    =)


  4. // Reply

    Wow, sounds like an amazing weekend you two! I can’t believe Raleigh let you include the word “Delta” in the title of this blog…lol

    =)

  5. Junniper
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    Jeebus. That’s a loooong post.

    But I LOVE Raliegh’s car-magnet thingy and her fabulousness score has just gone up.

  6. Junniper
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    Jeebus. That’s a loooong post.

    But I LOVE Raliegh’s car-magnet thingy and her fabulousness score has just gone up.

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