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….

Offrhodes Posts Again: Running for Alzheimers

Very long time, blogging is not my thing. Mostly Instagram posts, but this past weekend for the Summer Solstice we ran a virtual relay “RAGNAR” style for the Alzheimer’s Association challenge of the Longest Day “The day with the most light is the day we fight”. 10 of us Scattered throughout MA and NH, and…

Rhodes Trip: Fort Stevens

Mia and I last visited Fort Stevens in 2015 for a day visit. We hiked a big loop that time from the visitors center and checked out the old fort, the Peter Iredale shipwreck, etc. This time we booked a weekend in one of their deluxe cabins which includes a fridge, shower, bathroom, microwave and…

Some of This. Some of That.

It’s been a fairly spectacular autumn so far. I feel like we’ve had more chilly and clear days compared to the stereotypical rain/drizzle. I’m not complaining trust me. I took a whirlwind weekend to fly back to NH to celebrate my mom’s 80th birthday. It was nice to spend some time with her again since…

It’s Been a little while

It has been a little while since I last wrote something.  There are a few reasons why.  Crappy internet at our temporary rental, busy at work, Mia’s running injury means I am walking Codi a lot more too.  Really though I have been trying to process the loss of a friend and trying to figure…

St. Helens Epic 2017

The St Helens Epic is an 80 mile, single loop, mountain bike ride that takes in some of the best (and hardest) trails that the Gifford Pinchot NF has to offer.  The word “epic” gets pretty abused/over used up here in the PNW, but if there is an event that I am going to deem…