Hair Donation #3!

As many of you know, I regularly grow out my hair to donate. It takes me usually three to four years to do this so I can donate a really good amount. This time I went a little early - It's only been about two and a half years. I didn't have as much growth as I would have liked, but Kelly told me athat I could donate for oil spill cleanups! They have no minimum growth requirements, so I thought this was the best solution! So, as soon as I hear back from Matter of Trust, I'll be sending along my hair to be a part of a hair mat to soak up oil spills.

The result:

Gotta say, I really love it and enjoy having short hair!


Denise's Visit, Part V: New Apartment!

Denise was still here when Katy and I picked up the keys for our new apartment. It has a nice open floor plan, two bed rooms, large bathroom, and (my favorite) a balcony! We even were allowed one accent wall, a color of our choosing.

After we moved in completely:

I still don’t have many photos of the place. I need to get one with my brand new bed put in! Love that new bed. Anyway, it’s great to have a little more space; and boy do I have plans for that balcony!


Denise's Visit, Part IV: Coit Tower

Remember that photo I shot of Coit Tower after Denise and I went to Alcatraz? No? Here’s a reminder:

Well, one day Denise met up with me after work and we decided to walk up the hundreds of steps to the top.

It was really a nice walk up.

All the houses had gorgeous gardens.

There's a tiger in this garden!

Bee boxes!

There was a statue at the top. I thought it was one of the explorers who discovered the bay Gaspar de PortolĂ  or Juan de Ayala.

But it wasn’t. It was Christopher Columbus. I have no idea why Columbus is up here. It makes no sense to me; the man never even saw this part of the Americas! Why is he up here at Coit Tower???

AND WHY DOES HE LOOKS SO BEEFY? And why is his tunic so sheer?? This whole thing disturbs me.

At least the views from there were amazing. We couldn’t go up the steps because it was closed, but it was at least an adventure getting there!


Denise's Visit, Part III: Muir Woods

Muir Woods is pretty much my most favorite place that I’ve seen so far in California. I realize I have a lot more to see and that there are a lot better places to go to, but this place has accommodations for every type of tourist or Cali resident: Tourist place, short hikes, long hikes, German beer gardens, beaches, camping, road trips. It really is the perfect place to take a visiting friend!

We had to park on the edge of a cliff…and decided to toy with luck and walk along the edge too. But the views were worth it!

We decided to start at the top and hike our way down.

I’ve been there so many times that I didn’t take too many photos. That means that’s all for this post, too! ON TO THE NEXT ONE!


Throw Back Thursday: Hair Donation

Man, I was awful at posting my senior year at Lycoming. I found this post from the Relay for Life when I donated by hair for the first time!