Of the cities I have visited, Portland is far and away my favorite. There are many nice cities in our country, but none call me the way Portland does. It has done an amazing job managing growth boundaries, so you can go from cityscape into farmland or forest with a short drive instead of beingContinue reading “Portland Anew”
At the most north-westerly point of the lower forty-eight states exists a rough road along a jagged coastline. This remote windy road leads to the ruggedly beautiful Cape Flattery touted as the beginning of the world, and home to the cape people. A short hike from the parking lot lies breathtaking views for which IContinue reading “Flattery will get you”
While I love the adventure of traveling, I also enjoy having a habitual and familiar territory. Many years ago my wife and I were learning who the other was existentially, and I remember saying that my perfect environment was in the big trees, with mountains, waterfalls, and ocean views. That statement could be the tagContinue reading “Stomping Ground”
While I loved the mountains outside of San Diego, our luck with the weather was not so good. In fact, I’d go as far as to say it was absolute shite. We were stuck inside with snow for several days and when it finally thawed we looked ahead to see a potential foot of snowContinue reading “Pleasant Pismo Beach”
We made it through the winter in the desert and have begun a slow journey up the ocean to our home state.
It is the final day of 2021, so Happy New Year everyone. It has been an interesting and adventurous year for us. We went to so many hot springs I lost count, and still would have liked more. Yes, I am a hot water slut. I hiked three significant peaks; Mount Townsend, Superstition, and Sauk.Continue reading “Crispy Catalina”
As nomads, we strive to go from place we want to be, to place we want to be. That likely goes without saying. Some of the time those places are just too far apart to make it in a single weekend, so we are forced to stay in between for my work week. Sometimes theseContinue reading “Neither Here, Nor There”
On our last weekend at home base, we have accomplished our entire wish list, and are excited for the adventures ahead. We love the area, but our home has wheels for a reason. Last year, when I had my surgery, I began exercising with a one-hundred yard walk on which I needed to stop andContinue reading “Chomping at the Bit”
Returning to our home state after months of glorious travel is refreshing. Especially so after being stuck in Ogden Utah with a flat tire.
While I have not seen two little people fighting over a gold ring, Ogden Utah has so much smoke the sun looks very wrong, and the temperatures are in triple digits. Much like Mordor, not a place I want to be. We spent last week at Juniper Campground outside of Park City Utah and itContinue reading “Trapped in Mordor”