Most people have heard of Koko, the gorilla who could speak about 1000 words in Sign Language, and understand about 2000 in English. What most people don’t know, however, is that Koko was an avid Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan. When Fred Rogers took a trip out to meet Koko for his show, not only did she immediately wrap her arms around him and embrace him, she did what she’d always seen him do onscreen: she proceeded to take his shoes off. Love is love :)
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Here are some photos I took during the 2014 Little White Salmon kayak race held near White Salmon, WA on the Columbia River gorge this past weekend. The event is put on by World Class Academy, an independent traveling high school that takes students around the world kayaking on some of the world’s best whitewater while doing schoolwork along the way, a school I was fortunate enough to attend my sophomore year of high school.
Probably the best thing about this race is the fact that while it featured some of the world’s best kayakers, it was super low key with almost no sponsorships or prizes involved. People from places such as Chile, New Zealand, and Canada all came out to paddle and just have a good time. I’d say it’s definitely worth checking out.