Author Archives: loraraeccoon

Hiking & Ice Cream Camp

Every summer when we visit California, the kiddos get ice cream sundaes every night. There’s something about grandparents spoiling grandkids—which is exactly how it should be. Except this summer we aren’t heading down. And while we do Sunday Sundaes here

Hiking & Ice Cream Camp

Every summer when we visit California, the kiddos get ice cream sundaes every night. There’s something about grandparents spoiling grandkids—which is exactly how it should be. Except this summer we aren’t heading down. And while we do Sunday Sundaes here

Heybrook Lookout

This is one of those hikes I would never do on a weekend. Except I did. With everyone else. It’s funny how once you hear about something, you hear about it all over the place. Like when you get a

Heybrook Lookout

This is one of those hikes I would never do on a weekend. Except I did. With everyone else. It’s funny how once you hear about something, you hear about it all over the place. Like when you get a

Asahel Curtis Nature Trail

This sucker has been on the list since last August, when I discovered it after hiking Annette Lake. The goal was to get the kids on the trail last September until I fractured my foot. When my foot was back

Asahel Curtis Nature Trail

This sucker has been on the list since last August, when I discovered it after hiking Annette Lake. The goal was to get the kids on the trail last September until I fractured my foot. When my foot was back

Moose!

Moosie Goosie! Last Friday, we made the extremely difficult decision to say goodbye to Moose. His time was up. And he was more than ready. He was suffering from stage 4 kidney disease, and he went downhill rapidly in the

Moose!

Moosie Goosie! Last Friday, we made the extremely difficult decision to say goodbye to Moose. His time was up. And he was more than ready. He was suffering from stage 4 kidney disease, and he went downhill rapidly in the

Rattlesnake & Silverwood

These have nothing to do with each other. One is a hike in Washington. The other is a theme park in Idaho. Except I did both last week. And so, one post it’ll be. Rattlesnake This is one of those

Rattlesnake & Silverwood

These have nothing to do with each other. One is a hike in Washington. The other is a theme park in Idaho. Except I did both last week. And so, one post it’ll be. Rattlesnake This is one of those

Mount Erie

And Sugarloaf on accident. This hike felt like driving around LA using an old school, paper map. Like back in the dial-up days with printed MapQuest directions. We were confused. At least I was. Karann would have figured it out

Mount Erie

And Sugarloaf on accident. This hike felt like driving around LA using an old school, paper map. Like back in the dial-up days with printed MapQuest directions. We were confused. At least I was. Karann would have figured it out

April 2021

April gets a thumbs up. It was a productive month. And the weather was… nice. I say that begrudgingly. It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of sunshine and clear skies. It makes me moody (I should be ashamed

April 2021

April gets a thumbs up. It was a productive month. And the weather was… nice. I say that begrudgingly. It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of sunshine and clear skies. It makes me moody (I should be ashamed

Otter Falls

This feels like ages ago even though it’s only been 12 days. I spent the week after on a planning binge, followed by a purging binge, on top of everything life… time flies by. Hell, it’s almost May. I’m pretty

Otter Falls

This feels like ages ago even though it’s only been 12 days. I spent the week after on a planning binge, followed by a purging binge, on top of everything life… time flies by. Hell, it’s almost May. I’m pretty

Tulips!

It’s that time of year again, when we go see the fields of tulips. Tulips are my absolute favorite flower. I have a fresh bunch on the kitchen table every week. So of course going to see beautiful fields of

Tulips!

It’s that time of year again, when we go see the fields of tulips. Tulips are my absolute favorite flower. I have a fresh bunch on the kitchen table every week. So of course going to see beautiful fields of

Steamboat Rock State Park

Last weekend we took off to Steamboat Rock State Park. It’s been on the list since 2017 when we discovered the area driving up to Republic for fossil digging. What a beautiful area, called the Channeled Scablands. We watched a

Steamboat Rock State Park

Last weekend we took off to Steamboat Rock State Park. It’s been on the list since 2017 when we discovered the area driving up to Republic for fossil digging. What a beautiful area, called the Channeled Scablands. We watched a