Opting Outside-2022

For only the second time ever Mia and I went away for Thanksgiving this year. Generally, there is that very comfortable feeling of waking up in your own house and going about the Thanksgiving rituals. However, after our last trip to Sisters back in May we decided to book well in advance for a Thanksgiving…

A Family Visit

Here is a not so subtle “shot across the bow” to other members of my family (all said with sarcasm and good humor of course). With most of our family members being back in New Hampshire there is the almost constant question of “When are you and Mia coming back to visit?”. My rebuttal tends…

Placid & Chenamus Lakes Hike

I’m pretty sure I say this every time we head up to Indian Heaven……We just love it up here. There is something magical (cliche? maybe, but so true) about Indian Heaven. We’ve done Thomas to Blue Lake the most. Then there is Eastern Crater TH up to Lemei Lake, Lake Wapiki or Indian Heaven Racetrack….

Sisters Weekend

Finally! A weekend with nice weather. Long overdue after the ridiculously wet spring we’ve been having. Mia texted me on Monday and said she wanted to get away for the weekend to Sisters. Who am I to argue with that request? We totally lucked out and the house that we have rented a few times…

Opt Outside

I won’t rail against capitalism and I won’t preach about where I think you should or should not spend your own money. What I will tell you is that Mia and I kept the post-Thanksgiving hiking tradition alive for 2021. I don’t remember when we started this personal trend. It has been at least 15…

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…