"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do everything changes.” - David Platt On the daily afternoon walks with the toddlers. A HUGE chunk of … Continue reading Where the Lions Roar and the Water-buffalos Roam
Top of Mirror Lake Trail overlooking the frozen lake. On Breck's and my last hike up Mirror Lake we discussed how many times we had climbed this trail, we take everyone that visits us here because it's just so dang beautiful, we realized we have climbed Mirror Lake Trail five times in the span of … Continue reading Mirror Lake Trail
Oregon has hundreds of great camping spots that usually fill up before the weather is even sunny again. So here is the inside scoop on where to camp and how early you should plan ahead… They do not like to share the secrets here. I would have really appreciated a guide like this when we … Continue reading Gone Camping
Each day has a color, a smell. Something that reminds you of that adventure. It takes you back to a happy time. Do you remember in Alice and Wonderland when she plays croquet or "flamiquet" in the Queen of Hearts' rose garden? The International Rose Test Garden in Portland is essentially the same place except … Continue reading Roses, and fragrances, and colors, oh my!
Breck's friends at work have a running joke where they ask him every Friday, "Who do you have visiting this weekend?". We love our visitors that come to see us and I feel like at this point I could be a tour guide of some of the beaches here. So for free I am giving … Continue reading If you are going to the Oregon Coast…