Discussing our really good Summer 2014 with some friends recently, we could not limit our favorites places & visits to just the top three. In no particular order, we chose our ‘dirty dozen’ favorites and share those here. Big Bend – a puzzling National Park. One of the least visited and spectacular. Limited amenities and … More Our Dirty Dozen Favorite Places for Summer 2014
California’s Route 395 is one of the most spectacular drives in the United States. Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur Cali, Horse Country in Virginia, Oregon Coast, Going to the Sun Road in Glacier – all beautiful and rivaled by this great drive. The trail was first believed to be used by Jedediah Smith in 1826. … More Cali’s gorgeous Route 395
Bend Oregon has such great outdoor spaces that it takes much space to discuss them! We were lucky to have a friend come stay with us & show us some of his favorite places. We had a volcano/beer theme for the weekend. First main stop was the Dee Wright Observatory -an open shelter built with lava … More Bend’s Beautiful Outdoor Spaces – Part II
Oh my goodness. I had no idea. The mushrooms here in the wet North Coast of Oregon are amazing – and we are not here at prime time! The mushrooms are about to sprout like crazy – and what a sight watching and waiting for the buggers to grow! We had a deluge of … More Mushroom Madness in Oregon!
We love Oregon – love it more each day. Our most recent exploration included Oregon’s Central Coast (at least parts of it…). Tillamook, a standard tourist destination (for the cheese) was our first stop (not for the cheese – for us) but for the beer. De Garde brewery landed in the area due their use of … More Oregon’s Central Coast – and a first edible (!) Mushroom find