Category Archives: summering

Iron Goat Trail

Supposedly the most haunted trail in Washington State. And one of the top haunted trails in the United States, “…hikers share tales of hearing voices, screams, and sounds around the crash site.” Eh, I’m doubtful. I think people who hear

Iron Goat Trail

Supposedly the most haunted trail in Washington State. And one of the top haunted trails in the United States, “…hikers share tales of hearing voices, screams, and sounds around the crash site.” Eh, I’m doubtful. I think people who hear

Gold Creek Pond

This one had been on my list for a few years. It’s a simple sucker, a mile loop. It always seemed a bit far to go with five kiddos for a measly mile. But it was time to check it

Gold Creek Pond

This one had been on my list for a few years. It’s a simple sucker, a mile loop. It always seemed a bit far to go with five kiddos for a measly mile. But it was time to check it

Boulder Garden Loop

Good for kids the WTA hiking description says. It’s called out with a cute little graphic. We took eight kids. They all did fine. But I sure as hell wouldn’t say it’s good for kids. The steep trail with loose

Boulder Garden Loop

Good for kids the WTA hiking description says. It’s called out with a cute little graphic. We took eight kids. They all did fine. But I sure as hell wouldn’t say it’s good for kids. The steep trail with loose

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.

Summer Snippet

Last week was THE BEST summer week. And that’s saying something because most of our summer weeks are pretty great. But last week takes tbahe cake. Let’s breakdown why. SLEEP Sleep is the best. If sleep could be considered a

Summer Snippet

Last week was THE BEST summer week. And that’s saying something because most of our summer weeks are pretty great. But last week takes tbahe cake. Let’s breakdown why. SLEEP Sleep is the best. If sleep could be considered a

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

Summer of Sixes

It’s summer! And I have big plans. Despite wanting a quiet summer. It’s been years now, where I say I want a quiet summer and then proceed to fill every summer day to the brim. I think I’ve found a

Summer of Sixes

It’s summer! And I have big plans. Despite wanting a quiet summer. It’s been years now, where I say I want a quiet summer and then proceed to fill every summer day to the brim. I think I’ve found a

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