Field Trips – Cascade Raptor Center & Audubon Nature Reserve

This week we went on two fun “field trips” to the Cascade Raptor Center in Eugene and a little Audubon Nature Reserve in West Salem. Cascade Raptor Center On Wednesday, we headed down to Eugene. The weather was crazy on the drive down and I almost turned around. Thankfully, it wasn’t so bad once we […]

Field Trips – Cascade Raptor Center & Audubon Nature Reserve

Cape Lookout, Cannon Beach, & Astoria

Did you have a good Labor Day? We took an extra long weekend and went over to the coast. I absolutely love living so close to the ocean. It’s close enough for a day trip and with a little more time it’s easy to explore further from home. I’ve driven almost the entire length of […]

Cape Lookout, Cannon Beach, & Astoria

Camping at Carl G. Washburne State Park

As I mentioned on Monday we had an interesting camping trip this weekend. We stayed at Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park, it’s on the coast a few miles north of Florence. I should have trusted my gut when Thursday night I was feeling like we should reschedule, but I pushed through because we’d been expecting to […]

Camping at Carl G. Washburne State Park

Nature Playground

This week I met up with some friends at Silver Falls State Park to check out their new nature playground. It was fantastic! It’s almost an hour out there, but it was worth the drive. The trail is about 1/4 mile long with different play areas scattered throughout. Each area has a theme – one […]

Nature Playground

Maintaining Balance

Finding a balance between house projects and fun stuff has always been hard for us. It’s been a little easier since Little Man was born and we work hard to intersperse doing fun things with working on the house. While we’ve been busy working on our small master bedroom remodel and the finishing touches on the entry […]

Maintaining Balance

Microadventure – Camping at Beverly Beach

I read this article a while back and have been feeling inspired to take more microadventures. The idea of microadventures – a quick trip “that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective” – was thought up by Alastair Humphries. Sometimes I get too lost in the details of planning a trip and before […]

Microadventure – Camping at Beverly Beach