Halloween DIY

This year is whack. “Crazy” or some other synonym seems so inadequate. I saw a meme that said you could replace swear words with “2020” and it would make perfect sense. What the 2020?! It works. There is civil unrest, social injustice and a global pandemic. I don’t want to sound shallow, but this kinda rules out going out on the town to flaunt my … Continue reading Halloween DIY

Eastern Oregon Ghost Town Tour

This year, on our 16th wedding anniversary, Norman and I moved our youngest into her college dormitory and became empty-nesters! This kicked off a 7 day Eastern Oregon road trip that began with 3 days camping with family on BLM land near Fort Rock, and ended with a tour of Oregon ghost towns. I had read articles on TravelOregon.com, OnlyInYourState.com, and ThatOregonLife.com about a ghost … Continue reading Eastern Oregon Ghost Town Tour

Cooking on the Campfire

In an earlier post (Glamping Meal Planning), I had talked about how much I love cooking, but sometimes wish I was outside with everyone else. This trip was a perfect opportunity to try my hand at cooking on the campfire. It was not yet wildfire season, so we were still allowed a campfire, and our campground was without water and electric hookups, so I really … Continue reading Cooking on the Campfire

Carter Lake, Oregon

Glamping with a side of chaos Our trips are typically a grand comedy of errors and this was no exception! From the moment we arrived at the campground to heading home, the fun came with a serving of chaos. Initially we debated a day trip to check out the campground, since we had never been there before, but we decided against it because “We’re going … Continue reading Carter Lake, Oregon

Happy Anniversary, Love

For our 15th wedding anniversary, we went on the Spirit of Portland Sunset Dinner Cruise on the Columbia River. It was an awesome experience! I was nervous about it not only because it was pouring down rain and cloudy all day, but also because I sometimes have crippling anxiety and since I had never been on a large boat, I had no idea how I … Continue reading Happy Anniversary, Love