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Lava walk

For our last morning in Bend we drove south to the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. We wanted to visit the vast lava fields created during a major eruption some 7,000…

Drake Park

Our first few days in Bend were sunny and warm, but by the afternoon of day three the skies were grey and snowflakes were falling. We spent much of the…

Crater Lake

Our first day trip out of Bend was directly south to Crater Lake National Park. Created by the collapse of a large volcano some 7,000 years ago, the lake is…

Remodel!

When we moved to our current address some eight years ago, we didn’t have enough extra budget to remodel the kitchen along with the rest of house. This summer we…

Snowshoeing again

Another birthday, another snowshoeing trip. The day before my 50th birthday party, Jim and I drove west to Snoqualmie Pass and rented some gear to do a short snowshoeing outing.

Santa Barbara

For my 50th birthday weekend Kim and I flew south to Santa Barbara. It was a cool and rainy weekend, but we found plenty of things to see and do…

San Luis Obispo

I know it took me way too long to post this, but last September we went and saw nephew Jared in California. During a long Labor Day weekend we paid…

Oregon coast

Best friend Jim flew up to Portland from Arizona for his 50th birthday trip and I drove down and met him there. The next day we headed west to see…

Snowshoeing near Leavenworth

For my birthday this year Kim and I spent a three-day weekend in the mountain town of Leavenworth. A two-hour drive away, the small town is a popular destination year round…

Maui by sea

We didn’t spend all our vacation time on land. We also ventured out onto beaches and on a cruise.