Category Archives: outings

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.

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

Camp Orkila 2021

This wasn’t the year for Camp Orkila. Talk about a clusterfuck. The trip was supposed to happen back in May… The May Camp Orkila trip attempt was a total failure. That was a day. Brian takes the kiddos to Camp

Camp Orkila 2021

This wasn’t the year for Camp Orkila. Talk about a clusterfuck. The trip was supposed to happen back in May… The May Camp Orkila trip attempt was a total failure. That was a day. Brian takes the kiddos to Camp

Kayak Point 2021

Another year, another trip to Kayak Point. This is always a fun weekend, and one I look forward to each summer. It’s been a tradition since 2016, spending the weekend up there with our old neighbors. Which makes the trip

Kayak Point 2021

Another year, another trip to Kayak Point. This is always a fun weekend, and one I look forward to each summer. It’s been a tradition since 2016, spending the weekend up there with our old neighbors. Which makes the trip

Cannon Beach (Again)

Three times in the past year. That’s how much I love Cannon Beach. We went last September, back in March, and again in July. And I’m already looking forward to going again. I’m not sure what it is about the

Cannon Beach (Again)

Three times in the past year. That’s how much I love Cannon Beach. We went last September, back in March, and again in July. And I’m already looking forward to going again. I’m not sure what it is about the

Leavenworth & Colchuck Lake

Karann and I expanded our hiking adventures back in June, to include traveling to hike. Somewhere along the line, on one of our spring hikes, the idea to head to Leavenworth and hike Colchuck Lake came up. We were both

Leavenworth & Colchuck Lake

Karann and I expanded our hiking adventures back in June, to include traveling to hike. Somewhere along the line, on one of our spring hikes, the idea to head to Leavenworth and hike Colchuck Lake came up. We were both

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