Gingerbread Village

A Family Tradition When we drive home from the coast on HWY 126, we pass the Old World Gingerbread Village in Mapleton, Oregon. Every time we drive by, Norman gets nostalgic and shares stories of stopping there when he was a kid. Every time we drive by, I suggest we stop for some tasty gingerbread. I didn’t grow up with many traditions, and I am … Continue reading Gingerbread Village

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,, and about a ghost … Continue reading Eastern Oregon Ghost Town Tour