Last Minute Decisions

Mia and I have been interested in the art of Ken Scott for quite some time now. We’ve stopped in his gallery in Sisters, OR and even had some rough ideas of which piece(s) we liked. I had been poking around on Ken’s website late this past week. I found a piece I really liked…

Rhodes Trip: Waldo Lake Weekend

A few years ago Dean and I headed down to Waldo Lake after the official reservation window had closed and all sites become first come first served. It was great because the campground wasn’t crowded at all and we had our pick of sites to choose from. As we approached the middle of September I…

Rhodes Trip 2021

In years passed Mia and I have rented a house someplace for annual long our vacation (lately it has been the Methow Valley/North Cascades) but this year was a bit different. We also like to take vacation, if possible, after Labor Day (or late May before school is out). Traveling after summer break for families,…

Seventeen Years and Counting

Mia and I are celebrating seventeen years of marriage this weekend. It has been quite the adventure from our first date until now and so many things could never have been imagined back then (like living in freaking Oregon). We took off with Codi for the Indian Heaven Wilderness and what is becoming a yearly…

Rhodes Trip: Suttle Lake

Mia and I have been to/thru Sisters, Oregon many times. We’ve been over Santiam Pass a lot too. However we had only been to Suttle Lake once, briefly, this past spring when coming back from a weekend away. It was hot and we wanted to give Codi a quick swim before the long ride home….

Who Did Not See This Coming?

On June 30th the Oregon Governor lifted most COVID restrictions. Since then Oregon has seen a steady (if not better described as exponential) growth of COVID cases. Needless to say anyone with half a brain could have seen this coming. Fourth of July parties commenced, people gathered maskless and too many of them remain unvaccinated….