Category Archives: getaways

Summer 2022

Summer took forever to start and now it’s taking forever to end. Weather-wise. It’s mid-October now, and the weather hasn’t got the memo that it’s fall. Not cool. Literally and figuratively. And being that it’s mid-October, let’s get right to

Summer 2022

Summer took forever to start and now it’s taking forever to end. Weather-wise. It’s mid-October now, and the weather hasn’t got the memo that it’s fall. Not cool. Literally and figuratively. And being that it’s mid-October, let’s get right to

Leavenworth & Icicle Gorge Nature Loop

At this point—over a month later—the goal here is to get something posted. For memory sake, when we look back in five years. Maybe eight years. Perhaps never. Who knows. Realistically, I’ll look back in like 20 years and wish

Leavenworth & Icicle Gorge Nature Loop

At this point—over a month later—the goal here is to get something posted. For memory sake, when we look back in five years. Maybe eight years. Perhaps never. Who knows. Realistically, I’ll look back in like 20 years and wish

Shelton

Sometimes I wonder how life would be without the Internet. I mean, I lived without it back in the day. Then came printed MapQuest directions. And AOL messenger. I was brisgrl (Brian and I have been together that long). As

Shelton

Sometimes I wonder how life would be without the Internet. I mean, I lived without it back in the day. Then came printed MapQuest directions. And AOL messenger. I was brisgrl (Brian and I have been together that long). As

Road Tripping 2022

Sometimes I think I like the idea of things more than actually doing them. Like an 11-day road trip to three locations. It’s not that it was bad, it was fun. But it was too much—and too long—for this homebody.

Road Tripping 2022

Sometimes I think I like the idea of things more than actually doing them. Like an 11-day road trip to three locations. It’s not that it was bad, it was fun. But it was too much—and too long—for this homebody.

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.

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

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

Twin Harbors State Park

Growing up, we went almost nowhere. Sure, we did the standard we live in California things, like go to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and whatnot. But I can count on one hand how many family vacations

Twin Harbors State Park

Growing up, we went almost nowhere. Sure, we did the standard we live in California things, like go to Disneyland, Universal Studios, Lake Tahoe, San Francisco, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and whatnot. But I can count on one hand how many family vacations