The American chapter comes to its end. Another beautiful year, this time in Portland, Oregon, exploring what the west part of USA had to offer.
I feel so fortunate that I had the chance of meeting so many beautiful people, definitely the most interesting beings I've comed across in my short life.
It seems quite obvious that the focus of the past year has been in outdoors, but the truth is that many of the little special moments occurred in Portland, while working in random projects, trying new things, making a lot of mistakes, and learning from a few of them.
This is a small summary of my past year in Oregon:
The trend of the month was biking and swimming
We celebrated the birthday of Jaime!
As the heat kept in Oregon I took Fred to some water trips
October started with the visit of papa superzuri. We did some great trips
He took couple of pictures of me surfing!
I did a trip around central Oregon, by that time there was nobody in the mountains
Blue pool in McKenzie River
It was the month of leaves on the ground. It took a lot of work to clean them but the city was beautiful
And it made me really happy
December started with a trip to Seattle and Vancouver BC. It didn't stop raining for a second, so it felt a semi-failure
Tomas in Lynn Canyon, Canada
And the ski party kept running. Skiing 4 days a week felt like a dream come true. Powder everywhere!
As dad came to visit me I showed him a closed run that cost me the season pass in Meadows. This was the run
Without a ski pass I went to Trillium Lake to meditate while crosscountry skiing
March arrived full of snow
André came to visit me, and we drove to Redwood NP
April started upside down. Suddenly it was super hot, it felt like summer
At some point while I was skiing I got the citation for my graduation in the faculty of Bilbao, for the Engineering degree...obviously I was too busy!
May started with the visit of Ana
And here I missed my second graduation, this one in Chicago, for the CS Masters degree...again too busy hiking! :-)
June was a crazy mixture
July started with a trip to Orcas Island, WA
And the surf was pretty decent
Pretty weird month, very busy but with some glorious highlights
Nish came for an express visit and we got to hike in Mt Hood
I heard something about perseids so I just drove to Trillium Lake to check them out. I couldn't take pictures (a tripod would had helped) but it was amazing. Not much sleep though haha