i’ve been dying to post these images! they were all taken by kim and i during our family trip to Bodie, CA. april opted to sketch that day. where’s bodie you ask? it’s just a short 8 hour drive from san diego. (less than that if you don’t mind visiting for a few minutes with a friendly chp officer.) if you’ve never been to bodie let me just say that pictures do not compare to actually being there. it is such a cool place for the whole family to visit and learn a little about california history during the gold rush. not to mention it’s also a photographers gold mine.
my wit is unrivaled! (translation – i’m a dork.)
as an added bonus i’m throwing in some responses to a “get to know you” questionnaire that was emailed to us. if you don’t want to know more about us you should stop reading now and just get on with the show. :)
1. what is your occupation?
david- san diego wedding photographer
kimi- super hero by day, blog stalker by night, and san diego wedding photographer on the weekends :)
april- artist, would you like fries with that?
rain- extreme gamer
2. what’s your favorite curse word/saying?
k- is this a cable channel? no? then i will say, crap.
a- umm my parents run this blog.
r- my tongue tastes like burning
3. name 3 things/people who made you smile today?
d- kimi, april, and rain, and the fish tacos from rubios.
k- a panda at the san diego zoo and david crackin’ on april in the vehicle.
a- dave’s face (it’s so funny it counts for three)
r- a german shepherd, purple, and a big teddy bear
4. what were you doing at 8 am this morning?
d- squat thrusts
k- above is a lie. he was sleeping. i was stopping crime. all of it.
a- getting pants thrown in my face by rain. um wth?
r- yelling at april to draw disney’s bolt on my pants
5. what were you doing 30 minutes ago?
d-responding to emails
k- washing the dogs and the cars. count on it raining in san diego soon.
a- getting hit in face with my door because rain doesn’t know how to knock. true story.
r- yeah, that was pretty funny
6. what will you be doing 3 hours from now?
d- going to check out a friend’s band
k- same as above, only with a beer.
a- drawing probably
r- annoying april probably
7. have you ever been to a strip club?
d- once, for research purposes. one other time to confirm my hypotheses.
k- yes. a few in mexico and almost didn’t get back that night. looong story, not pretty.
a- do life drawing classes count? i guess not they don’t serve chicken wings.
r- once, on bring your child to work day
8. what is the last thing you said aloud?
d- SHUT THE F…..ront door!
k- the new phonebooks are here!!
9. what is the best ice cream flavor?
d- vanilla bean – i’m the mayor of simpleton
k- chocolate malted crunch from thrifty’s
a- all of them
r- goofy goober sunrise sundae
10. what was the last thing you had to drink?
d-coke zero with a water chaser
k-corona with lime
r- water with lots of ice. i likey ice. it’s like water, only frozen
11. what are you wearing right now?
d- an invisible track suit
k- david :)
a- i’m too traumatized from the previous answers to type anything
r- um, clothes
12. what was the last thing you ate?
d- tacos de pescados
k- ha ha ha ha ha ha ha, what?
13. what is the last item of clothing you purchased?
d- socks to go with the aforementioned invisible track suit
k- some sweet black sequined chucks
a- a shirt with batman sound effects on it. POW!
r- a yo gabba gabba it’s dancey dance time shirt
14. when was the last time you ran?
d- yesterday on an sdpd obstacle course.
k- a few weeks ago before my knee went on the failed blog. and i ran, i ran so far away…
a- with dave on his stupid sdpd obstacle course
r- runnin’ from the po po. naaaah, at the zoo with noah.
15. what’s the last sporting event you watched?
d- too painful to talk about. take one guess. i’m a san diego native.
k- let’s not go there, thank you very much.
a- i steer clear of my mother when it comes to sporting events
r- the chargers game
times up! pencils down.
now we can all sit back and enjoy a little slideshow with more images of Bodie, CA. if you ever have the chance, even if it’s 8 hours out of your way, we highly recommend going here. nevermind the expenses like the ones we had on this trip. for example, we got a ticket for doing 10 miles an hour over the limit (in the middle of nowhere), followed shortly after by our front windshield being shattered by a bunch of rocks that fell out of a dump truck doing about 125mph towards us on the opposite side of a 2 lane highway. the windshield showered me with glass shards while i was driving. luckily, i was able to stop safely. the dump truck never even slowed down. thankfully we were all safe. we continued driving up to mammoth and then on to bodie. this was some trip. we all came home with lots of memories that will last a lifetime.
another bonus, for those of you who don’t know, U2 did a series of photos at bodie during the 80’s. since we are HUGE U2 fans it was extra cool seeing bodie in-person. i could have stayed out there for days taking pictures. we are definitely going back!
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