• Adventures

    Big Adventure: Day 4

    Tuesday was a quiet day at the campground. It was significantly cooler and overcast. We and our friends mostly sat around the table playing games, coloring, and drinking copious amounts of coffee and hot tea.

  • Adventures

    Big Adventure: Day 3

    After several days of smoky murkiness we were happy to awaken to bright sunshine on Monday morning. Lyle cooked breakfast while I worked for a little while, and then we got things buttoned up to head out to our next destination.

  • Adventures

    Big Adventure: Day 2

    Day 2: Sunday, August 15 Location: Winchester State Park, Winchester, Idaho Miles Traveled: 0 Weather: Hot and smoky Geocaches found: 2 Wildlife spotted: gaggles of Canadian geese After living in our trailer parked up against a building with no room for outdoor living all summer, we appreciated getting to sit outside to drink our morning coffee and have breakfast. After…

  • Adventures

    Mount Rainier N.P.

    Since the weather was so beautiful this past weekend, we decided to travel through Mount Rainier National Park. For being such a prominent mountain it can sure mess with your mind...

  • Heritage

    Oregon Trail Pioneers

    When I was a little girl I was obsessed with pioneer stories. I suspect this interest was first piqued with the Little House on the Prairie books. For awhile I read everything I could get my hands on about covered wagons and westward expansion.