Olympic National Park

I've lived in the Pacific Northwest for 20 years now, and finally went to the Olympics. For the first half of our week-long vacation, my sister and I first stayed at Kalaloch Campground on the coast then moved to Sol Duc for the second half. I spent additional nights at Denny Creek Campground just west... Continue Reading →


Leavenworth…Washington’s Bavaria

Leavenworth is way cooler than I imagined it would be. I was expecting it to be a little cheesy I guess. The Bavarian theme of the town is done very tastefully, in my opinion, and the area surrounding Leavenworth is beautiful. Unfortunately the trails are pretty crowded, but that's to be expected when you're so... Continue Reading →


I'd recently read about the town of Sayulita in a book called Gringos in Paradise, and it sounded pretty cool. I'm not a resort-type of person, so the fishing and surfing village of 4,000 residents made up of a mixture of Mexicans and Gringos sounded like a much better spot for my first trip to... Continue Reading →

Baseball in Libby, Montana

I love traveling to away tournaments for my son's baseball games, especially when they're held in exceptionally beautiful country. The trip started with a non-tournament baseball game in Bonners Ferry, then on to Libby, Montana, for the Big Bucks Tournament. On Wednesday at noon, I dropped my son off at the team bus. He headed... Continue Reading →

Fall Camping at Round Lake

I typically don't camp this late in the year, because I don't like the cold. But I do have the Chalet travel trailer with a propane heater after all. And I had brought plenty of books and blankets, so really there was much potential for a great weekend. The forecast had even called for rain,... Continue Reading →

4th of July at Hells Gate State Park

Fourth of July in north Idaho can be unpredictable weather-wise, so back in January, we made our reservations at Hells Gate knowing we were more likely to have warm, dry weather down there. The fireworks were to be set off over the Snake River. We'd all brought our bicycles, so we could bike over on a... Continue Reading →


We arrived on Kauai in the dark, and being the same day we woke up early to catch an hour-long shuttle to Kualoa Ranch, ran 13.1 miles while nearly throwing up, shuttling back to Waikiki, then hanging out at our guesthouse pool until our flight left, it was feeling like a very long day. We... Continue Reading →


The day was finally here. We were finally going to Hawaii! It had been #1 on my bucket list for 3 years, and I was finally going. Our flights were uneventful and long, but it didn't matter, because we were on our way to Hawaii. We arrived at the Honolulu airport in the late afternoon. We... Continue Reading →

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