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the photo journal + misc. news of Emma Kisiel

Corvallis + the Gorge

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The weekend before last, Dan and I went to our first SPE conference together since Madison fall 2014 (my first since New Orleans spring 2015). We went to seven talks over the two days and had a good time. The beauty of the OSU campus in the fall was mind-blowing. We also had a really cute Airbnb. Back in Portland, we went to the Bonneville Fish Hatchery and McMenamins Edgefield. It was me and Nat’s first time in the gorge since the fire. It looks very different 😔

Other things Dan and I did: made a lot of food (Dan was on a modified Whole30 diet), went for a super rainy walk at Tryon Creek, went to Paxon Gate, went to PAM (we saw the LAIKA and Wyeth exhibitions 😍). I definitely don’t like it when he leaves and we don’t have another visit planned for the future, but the fall is going to go by fast with my trip to Dallas for work in two weeks, both my parents and Nat’s parents visiting for Thanksgiving, and my sister visiting for New Year’s Eve. Also can I just say I am seeing MORRISSEY!! On Halloween!! Tomorrow!!

Fall in the Pacific Northwest

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Since we moved in August, we’ve been trying to find a good spot nearby to take the dog on longer walks. We recently found out about Tyron Creek State Park about ten minutes from our house and it’s so nice. I brought my camera two weeks ago and walked a big loop (listening to Dirty John 😱). The next day we gave Mount St. Helens a third try, and this time went to the Johnson Ridge Observatory. It was mid-day, so we couldn’t really see a whole lot through the clouds, but it was still pretty incredible. We walked around Coldwater Lake – the boardwalk there is really neat.

Dan gets in to Portland tomorrow, and then we’re off to Corvallis for SPE!

Pumpkin Patch 2017

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Dan was here! On Friday we went to Bannings for breakfast, Alberta to see Teagan White’s work at Antler and explore some shops, the Mount Angel Abbey museum, and the Stillhouse in Oregon City to meet Nat for dinner. Saturday, we went to Astoria for Buoy and Fort Stevens (and the ocean, of course). In the evening the three of us saw It! That was fun.

It was early, but Sunday we went to the pumpkin patch. We only got two pumpkins, and the place we really like wasn’t open yet, so we’ll definitely be back to Sauvie Island before too long. We saw a bunch of frogs!

All photos from September are here