We’ve seen a lot of mountains on this trip so far. And while I love the mountains, I was seriously getting the itch for some beach time. Deas and I have lived at the beach in Florida for the past two years, and the surf and sand were calling my name. We had been experiencing … Continue reading The Washington Coast
I’ve mentioned before how Deas and I prefer to just “wing it” on a lot of our planning. Up until recently, the one and only advance reservation that we made was for Portland, and that was only because we knew we had to be there for my brother’s wedding. We’ve really enjoyed the flexibility of … Continue reading To plan or not to plan….that is the question
Wow, has it really been two weeks since I posted last? There’s been a lot going on, for sure. My family arrived in Oregon on Tuesday July 10, and the following day we all drove to Cannon Beach on the coast for the day. The only person that couldn’t join us was my brother Brandon, … Continue reading Waterfalls, Wine, and a Wedding
We’ve happily made it to Portland! We are here for a whopping 10 days, which is the longest we’ve stayed anywhere since we started this trip. We’re staying at the Columbia River RV park, which is on the north end of Portland but only a short drive (without traffic) into downtown. And we have a … Continue reading Hanging out in Oregon
During our time spent in Colorado and Wyoming, we had enjoyed lots of cool days and colder nights. In debating where to head next, we decided to go west through Idaho. We did not, however, check a weather forecast. Big mistake! We drove smack into the heat wave that is plaguing the midwest, and it … Continue reading Idaho Heat Wave
Since we were already in Wyoming, we knew we had to check out the two National Parks nearby – Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Unfortunately, since we’re on a bit of a schedule to get to my brother’s wedding in Oregon, we only had a couple of days to check out both of them. We started … Continue reading Grand Tetons and Yellowstone – in 2 days!
Deas and I spent a night at the Mammoth Springs campground in Yellowstone earlier this week, and ended up having a pretty interesting experience. When we drove into the campground, there were signs everywhere warning people not to approach the elk. I spoke to the woman who was camping next to us, and she said … Continue reading Elk Encounter!