Ajijic and Lake Chapala

Having just sold my house and guesthouse in January, this was a celebratory trip. I wanted to go somewhere very far away, be disconnected since I didn't need to be reachable by guests or for bookings anymore, I wanted to use my Delta miles, and I was hoping to get a home exchange. I considered... Continue Reading →

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Sayulita!

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 →

Columbia Gorge Camping

This was a quick trip as the main goal was for David to run the White Salmon Half Marathon. David and I took off work on Friday and drove west to the Columbia Gorge. Seeing as how it was so close to Portland and a Friday night, we were concerned that we might not get... Continue Reading →

Kauai

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 →

Oahu

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 →

Priest Lake & Ironman Training

This was a rather spontaneous trip as it was dependent on Jack's baseball team finishing their tournament on Friday instead of Saturday, and if we got David's tree cut down by Saturday morning. We chose to camp up here for just the night, because there was a bike on sale on Craigslist outside of Priest... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving in Dundee, Oregon

(This is being written by Jack, Sharon's 13-year old son) My mom picked me up from school the day before Thanksgiving, and we immediately got on the road and headed for Oregon. We stopped in Tri-Cities and met David and he parked his car in the airport there. From there we all rode in the same... Continue Reading →

Orcas Island Kayaking & Trail Running

Rather than drive all the way from Moscow to Anacortes, where the ferry took off from, we drove as far as Leavenworth and stayed at Icicle Creek Campground the first night of our trip. Nothing really special about this campground other than a bear warning sign blocking off a few campsites in the campground. Ironically... Continue Reading →

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