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    Last Day of Summer

    We have enjoyed a beautiful September. Today was sunny and warm… a perfect day for a bike ride! There is a really nice “rails to trails” bike trail in our area that we like to ride on.The problem we’ve had before is that dogs have to be leashed on the trail, and it’s hard to ride a bike and control…

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    Back in the woods…

    Exploring the forests around here is so much fun! When we go hiking or Geocaching we never know what we might come across. You’d think it would be mostly trees with the occasional beautiful view or wildlife sighting. Well, yeah, of course there’s that… and that’s why we like to go. But every now and then we find things that…

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    Cruising through summer…

    Summer is not over in our neck of the woods yet!I noticed on Facebook this morning that it was the first day of school for many of my friends. It’s always exciting to start a new school year, but our summer has gone by so fast that I’m glad we have 2 more weeks of “summer vacation” to enjoy! Even…

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    Life is an Adventure

    That’s my mantra lately. When so many things go wrong that I have to laugh to keep from crying… I try to remind myself of the quote I shared a few weeks ago. “An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered; an adventure is an inconvenience rightly considered.” ~G.K. Chesterton Life’s adventures are certainly not always what I would choose……

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    Another backwoods ruin…

    A few weeks ago I posted about a falling-down log cabin we came across along a mountain back-road. Since then we went camping on Priest Lake in extreme northern Idaho (just 17 miles south of the Canadian border). As we were exploring the forest around the campground we came upon this beautiful fireplace. We could tell it had once been…

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    Geocaching at Lake Pend Oreille

    Geocaching has been one of our favorite summer weekend activities for several years. It’s fun to get out in the wilderness, it’s great exercise, and we often find that the caches are placed in just the perfect spot to enjoy a great view! That was case with the “Honey, I Think Saw the Paddler!” cache that we found a few…

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    Mystery Flower

    Does anybody know what kind of flower this is? It was blooming along the snowy road the day we got stuck in the snow. I thought it was absolutely beautiful… but I have no idea what it is. I was hopeful that maybe it was an edelweiss (you know, like from the Sound of Music?)… but I looked it up…

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    A tumble-down log cabin…

    On our drive in the mountains the other day, we passed this intriguing old building in a clearing by the side of the road. I just had to stop and take some pictures! Wanna explore it with me?I thought you did! C’mon! Let’s go a little closer!I wonder if the tree growing in the middle of it helps support the…

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    Stuck in the snow in May…

    It’s 84 degrees at my house today… our warmest day of the season so far. It was not, however, this warm in the mountains yesterday where we went for a Sunday afternoon drive! We knew there was still a little snow, so it was fun to take pictures of the melting snow along the road……and the merry little mountain streams…

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    Moose sighting!

    This afternoon we went for a family bike ride on a really great trail in our area that used to be railroad tracks. It winds through the mountains and the scenery is spectacular.It was an unusually hot day for our area (right at 100 degrees) and since we haven’t ridden bikes all summer (at least the parents of the family…