New parking, pets, total solar eclipse, and flowers – August Recap

The month of August was a whirlwind and suddenly it’s gone.  Hello September, when did you arrive? Shane was busy at the beginning of the month spreading gravel for the new parking area.  The Miatas have been multiplying out here!  (Business is great, a good problem to have.) Justice came to visit (the kid’s dog).  Josie…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Oops

  It was a beautiful Labor Day weekend.  On a whim, we decided on a weekend camping getaway.  On the last night, a rainstorm passed through while we were at dinner.  We had a decision to make, stay the last night or make an early escape.   During  a break in the showers, we decided…

Travel Thursday – Grand Tetons

With a week left of our 6 week trip out west, our stay at the Grand Tetons was short but memorable.   After spending 5 days in Glacier National Park, we needed a day to shower, do laundry and stock up on supplies.  After taking care of the essentials, it was time for happy hour…

Travel Thursday – Seattle

This beautiful city has plenty to keep you busy while visiting.  I highly recommend exploring the city on foot.  Grab a comfortable pair of walking shoes, a map/guide-book, and your wallet.  You will want the cash handy as you walk by various restaurants and bars with smells wafting through the streets. First up, the seafood…

Travel Thursday – The Oregon Coast

I have to say the Oregon Coast surprised me.  Here in the US you rarely hear about this state.  However, the coast of Oregon is absolutely beautiful. We headed up along the 101 to enjoy the scenic coast line.  Here the temperature was much cooler due to the proximity to the coast.  Once you headed…

Travel Thursday – MacKerricher State Park

While traveling throughout the western United States this past summer, we had the opportunity to stay at a wonderful coastal state park.  MacKerricher State Park is located a few miles north of Fort Bragg, California (roughly 3.5 hours north of San Francisco). Finding a campsite along the coast of California during the summer can be…