• Oregon
  • Waldo Lake

    Waldo Lake Sunset

    I had been looking forward to getting back to Waldo Lake. My family has been coming here for years and it’s a very special place. The lake is in the Cascades Mountains between Eugene and Bend. It’s kind of Oregon’s answer to Lake Tahoe but more remote and less visited. Motorized boats are banned so it’s […]

  • Oregon
  • McKenzie River Trail


    The McKenzie River Trail in Oregon is one of my favorite places. It offers spectacular scenery, hiking, an awesome trail for moutain biking, waterfalls, hot springs, and fishing. The colors of the water and surrounding forest are surreal. Sahalie and Koosah falls are easily accessible from the road. Tamolitch Blue Pool is a little more […]

  • Oregon
  • Opal Creek


    We had kind of planned on going to Glacier National Park in September. Glacier is one of our favorite National Parks if not favorite. But Oregon seems to be tugging at our heart so we are looking at staying and exploring more of this beautiful state before the infamous rains arrive and we start heading […]

  • Oregon
  • Pacific City, Oregon


    I think I can count the number of warm sunny days I’ve spent on the Oregon Coast on one hand. We stayed five days at Pacific City Thousand Trails and managed to hit the beach weather loto with highs in the 80’s. The park has trails to the beach across the road and you can even […]

  • Washington
  • Lovely La Conner


    We moved on from North Cascades National Park to the Thousand Trails La Conner Resort. The park is right on the Puget Sound and turned out to be a favorite of ours this summer. The weather was a perfect 80 degrees every day. Every night there was a great sunset and even Crosby seemed to […]

  • Washington
  • Getting our Yodel on in Leavenworth

    From Cougar we headed North and stayed an uneventful night in the poorly named “Paradise RV Park”. The next day brought rain and a slog through Seattle traffic. We finally climbed into Cascades and rolled into the Leavenworth RV Campground. The campground is 18 miles from the faux Bavarian town of Leavenworth which turned out […]

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  • Up to Washington


    We finally left Oregon and ventured into Washington. Our first stop was Cougar, Washington close to Mt. St. Helens. We enjoyed a few nights in the bucolic small town staying at the Lone Fir Resort. Jaime had never visited Mt. Saint Helens and unfortunately the the weather wasn’t great when we went to the mountain. […]

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  • Going Coastal


    We spent a week on the beautiful Oregon Coast at Whaler’s Rest south of Newport. The weather was unfortunately a bit on the wet side for July. We did enjoy a couple of good beach days and sightseeing between showers.  We had to cut our trip short when Jaime’s tooth got infected and she had to […]