Monday, August 11, 2008

Cliff Jumping at Goose

Any of you who did not grow up in the Columbia Basin of Washington will not understand the term "Goose". Thousands and thousands of years ago... I think? Some flood or something washed through Washington, or what was to be Washington and made all these Gorge's and lakes and stuff. There is a lake 10 miles or so (right?) from Othello called Goose Lake. There are cliffs that are oober tall, and some that are not so oober tall. Upper Goose is the part of the lake with the "baby cliffs" that are a good 30 feet depending on the water level. Correct me if I'm wrong on the feet. You would have to drive another 15 minutes to get to Lower Goose where the "Mother cliff" is. I've jumped off all of them, needless to say I am not afraid of heights. The mother cliff is at least 50 feet... or maybe I'm wrong, I've never taken a measuring tape out there. Anyway, while I was visiting the town I grew up in, Othello, I went with some friends to jump cliffs. Last time I was there was 2 years ago... I think I'll post that story too! But later. :)
Chelsea and I. I can't wait to see your little one! I wont be back till Christmas, but I'm excited all the same! I didn't realize I had so many freckles.... they usually show themselves in the sun, figures.
The group that was there. I wasn't able to stay as long as I would have liked but I can't wait to go again next summer..... or the next, whichever. Fron the left: Carly (right? I sure hope so), Tanner, Chelsea, Chad, Rolando, me, Chelsi, Vicki and Michelle.

This is so funny... look at their faces if you can. If you could get it full size you'd see what I meant.

Yes, what strong men you all are. From the left, Tanner, Rolando and Chad.

I supposed I didn't hear Chels say that Rolo wanted me to wait. I got impatient. Chelsi kept filming after I jumped trying to get Vicki and others to jump... looks like everyone else is chicken!

This is the boy's "Mountain Dew Commercial".

I have a lot to post because I've been all over the place doing all sorts of stuff. So I think I'll do a post every day for a few days. I know your all so excited!!


Jake & Victoria Elder said...

Ok you are definately not scared! You just went & jumped right off ever so carelessly! Everyone else was just wasting time it seemed! whooo whitney!

Ann Marie said...

Man that looks like so much fun! I'm like you...I just get up there and jump right off, if you stand around looking at how high you are you wuss out, ya just gotta do it! I'm glad you didn't let me down :)
PS: I'm glad you're posting again, it was a long time since your last post!

susan said...

Whitney, Nick has never forgiven me for not letting him cliff-dive, (although he may have done it anyway.) I always thought it was too dangerous!!

Adam and Kristina said...

OK, you have to Google DSW, and the next time you are in Utah, you must come. It's a shoe warehouse, and it's a little piece of what I'm sure heaven is like. It's 2 blocks away from my house. Yay!

And I saw your comment about Rulon. He dated one of my best friends, and not only did I touch his gold medal, but he actually kept the toe he lost in a jar, in his truck, which he liked to show. No joke. We were SO happy when she dumped his potato shaped head.

Phil and Holly said...

I love Goose! I took Holly to lower goose on her first trip to Wa with me. When I was in High School we went night jumping there once at about 4am, the dark makes it scarier.