Mt. Hood National Forest, OR

We visited Mt. Hood from our stay outside of Portland, OR, on April 8, 2018. It was a fun Sunday spent as a family. Mount Hood is the tallest peak, 11,240 feet,  in Oregon located in the Cascade Volcanic Arc. It has 12 named glaciers. Most of the area is closed but we found a […]

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Portland, OR

Portland has more movie theaters, restaurants, micro-breweries, and bookstores per capital than any other US city. Keep Portland Weird. Just like the slogan we saw in Austin, TX. I would say that Portland earned this title.  World’s Largest Bookstore Powell’s Bookstore Powell’s City of Books is the largest new and used bookstore in the world. It is […]

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Crater Lake National Park, OR

  We arrived to Crater Lake RV Park on Saturday, March 31st. As soon as we drove up, we all agreed it looked just like northern Georgia! Saturday after settling in we hiked along the Rogue River right behind our site. We quickly learned that we had ZERO cell service so we adjusted our plans […]

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Bandon, OR

 At first I was disappointed in the shot I got of the Oregon welcome sign because it was raining and blurry, but then I realized after being in Oregon for a month that this picture really sums up our time here… rainy and it went by in a blur. We bounced back and forth between […]

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Maui, Hawai’i

After checking out Waikiki, on the south shore of Oahu, we headed for our flight which was scheduled to take off at 1:00 pm on Saturday. We chose to visit two islands of Hawaii on this adventure. We chose Oahu because of Pearl Harbor and the winter 50 foot waves on the North Shore and […]

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Redwood National and State Parks, CA

Welcome to the planet Endor! Seriously, this place looks just like the planet from Star Wars that the Ewoks lived on! This might be my favorite National Park so far,  not because I’m a big Star Wars fan but because I’m a huge tree lover.  While I still like the Giant Sequoia trees, I am […]

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San Francisco, CA

WOW! What a city! There is so much to see and do, a week wasn’t nearly enough. We stayed north of the city in Marin County. Our spot was a bit tight. When we parked next to this green fence, looked over to see train tracks are eyes widen and the thought of how much […]

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