Our Dirty Dozen Favorite Places for Summer 2014

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

Champoeg State Park – a great State park in Wine Country!

Champoeg State Park is on the edge of the great & fabulous Willamette Wine Region – featuring some of the best wine & wineries. An easy drive off of Interstate 5, Champoeg has Oregon History, a beautiful River and great campsites to offer.  We have visited this campground numerous times, met new friends there and … More Champoeg State Park – a great State park in Wine Country!

Oregon’s Central Coast – and a first edible (!) Mushroom find

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