Category Archives: outings

Flaming Geyser State Park

Every time we drive on the 18, I see the sign for Flaming Geyser State Park. It’s been on my list for years but I never really made an effort to check it out. Until this summer. We had plans

Flaming Geyser State Park

Every time we drive on the 18, I see the sign for Flaming Geyser State Park. It’s been on my list for years but I never really made an effort to check it out. Until this summer. We had plans

Silverwood 2022

This was only three weeks ago. Take a wager on how long ago it actually feels (more like three months ago). Somehow it’s already July. This whole time thing is weird. In keeping with tradition—and being a creature of habit—Silverwood

Silverwood 2022

This was only three weeks ago. Take a wager on how long ago it actually feels (more like three months ago). Somehow it’s already July. This whole time thing is weird. In keeping with tradition—and being a creature of habit—Silverwood

Cannon Beach & Great Wolf Lodge

May kicked off in Cannon Beach, Great Wolf Lodge, and the Hands On Children’s Museum. Three field trips in one. That’s what Baby calls vacations, field trips. Last summer when we left Cannon Beach, I booked three nights in May.

Cannon Beach & Great Wolf Lodge

May kicked off in Cannon Beach, Great Wolf Lodge, and the Hands On Children’s Museum. Three field trips in one. That’s what Baby calls vacations, field trips. Last summer when we left Cannon Beach, I booked three nights in May.

Tulips 2022

April means a trip up to Mount Vernon to see the tulips. It almost didn’t happen this year. And it kind of only half-happened, since only three kiddos made it up. There wasn’t a day open I had all the

Tulips 2022

April means a trip up to Mount Vernon to see the tulips. It almost didn’t happen this year. And it kind of only half-happened, since only three kiddos made it up. There wasn’t a day open I had all the

Cougar Mountain Zoo

Nothing special about a trip to the zoo. I’m trying to break up our different outings into their own posts since I’m majorly slacking on posting monthly updates. My next monthly update will be six months in one, which is

Cougar Mountain Zoo

Nothing special about a trip to the zoo. I’m trying to break up our different outings into their own posts since I’m majorly slacking on posting monthly updates. My next monthly update will be six months in one, which is

Riverside State Park – Bowl & Pitcher

Sometimes I wonder what it’s like to be Brian. Before any trip, his only responsibility is to pack himself and get us to wherever we’re going. And usually, he has no idea where. In our 26-plus years together, our responsibilities

Riverside State Park – Bowl & Pitcher

Sometimes I wonder what it’s like to be Brian. Before any trip, his only responsibility is to pack himself and get us to wherever we’re going. And usually, he has no idea where. In our 26-plus years together, our responsibilities

Las Vegas

As someone who avoids crowds, we went to Las Vegas. Hahaha. It feels a bit wrong, taking kiddos on vacation to Vegas. Like that one old man unintentionally pointed out as we were waiting for the parking garage elevator at

Las Vegas

As someone who avoids crowds, we went to Las Vegas. Hahaha. It feels a bit wrong, taking kiddos on vacation to Vegas. Like that one old man unintentionally pointed out as we were waiting for the parking garage elevator at

Flowing Lake

On the days Brian’s gone, I find I’m waaaay more productive. I’m not quite sure why this happens; it always has. Even before kiddos. When he’s around, I tend to hang close to him home. He’s the same way. Perhaps

Flowing Lake

On the days Brian’s gone, I find I’m waaaay more productive. I’m not quite sure why this happens; it always has. Even before kiddos. When he’s around, I tend to hang close to him home. He’s the same way. Perhaps

San Diego

Back in 1998 when I flew to San Diego, Southwest wrote Sandy Eggo on the sign at the gate. That’s always stuck with me. That and I was seated next to two 20-something guys who were talking in-depth about the

San Diego

Back in 1998 when I flew to San Diego, Southwest wrote Sandy Eggo on the sign at the gate. That’s always stuck with me. That and I was seated next to two 20-something guys who were talking in-depth about the

Cedar River Watershed Education Center

Not really a hike but kind of a hike. More of an outing. Memories of taking Blaise and Laine to the Cedar River Watershed Education Center as toddlers, when we did anything and everything to get out of the house.

Cedar River Watershed Education Center

Not really a hike but kind of a hike. More of an outing. Memories of taking Blaise and Laine to the Cedar River Watershed Education Center as toddlers, when we did anything and everything to get out of the house.