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the photo journal + misc. news of Emma Kisiel

Sauvie Island / Cape Kiwanda

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I got nothin to say except here’s what we’ve been up to the past couple weekends – Sauvie Island in the snow, and Cape Kiwanda once it was all gone. On Sunday I really wanted a grilled cheese sandwich, so we drove down to Tillamook to have this amazing sandwich I’ve been unsuccessfully trying to recreate since I had it in September. Then we tromped around on the dunes. Not too much else goin on, except, you know, some of the darkest days I’ve seen in this country in my lifetime.

Historic Snowfall

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Overnight Tuesday/into Wednesday of last week, the Portland area was hit with a record snowstorm – we got more than a foot of snow. It’s the heaviest snowfall since 1995, and it was pretty exciting (and, ultimately, debilitating). My workplace was either closed or operating with a late opening or an early closing through the weekend, and the university where Nat works, which never closes, has been closed due to the weather three days since the storm. We had a fun time for the first couple days, walking all over (thanks, ICEtrekkers!). But the roads have been really bad and we got so tired of staying in the house that we spent Sunday night in a hotel room downtown, laying in a comfy bed (Cody, too) and taking baths and eating donuts. Now it’s warmer and raining a ton, so the snow’s finally starting to break up and melt. We’re crossing our fingers it doesn’t lead to terrible flooding.

Day One 2017 at the Coast

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For the first day of the new year, even with a very late start having been out until 1 or 2 the night before, we drove to the coast. We walked down Arcadia Beach with our dog, sat down and drank little bottles of champagne, and had a good dinner in Cannon Beach. It’s been two years now, and a tradition we want to continue.