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…

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…

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….