August 1st I boarded a plane westbound with a backpack, camera and computer for 11 days of surprise and unplanned adventure... for the person I was visiting anyway. Steve had a birthday recently, and his wife Holly planned an elaborate scheme to bring his college buddies back. Thinking he was picking up the in-laws from the airport, Steve stood there bewildered as I walked up and gave him a hug. The tears came 2 days later when mutual friend Matt showed up at Rogue Brewery on the coast. The rest of the week consisted of coffee, vegan icecream, hikes, kayaking, day trips, art shows & dog parks. It was a great trip. Here are the highlights.