Silver Falls State Park- Oregon

This post will be short and sweet… on words anyway. While planning my route back to my home state of Washington I discovered a place in Oregon that I was amazed I’d never heard of, especially since I grew up … Continue reading

Return to Yosemite

“Down through the middle of the Valley flows the crystal Merced, River of Mercy, peacefully quiet, reflecting lilies and trees and the onlooking rocks; things frail and fleeting and types of endurance meeting here and blending in countless forms, as … Continue reading

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Revisited… Again!

My arrival back to the Tetons was something I’d looked forward to for months. Not only is it one of my all time favorite places for its beauty, hiking trails and abundance of wildlife, but I was about to reconnect … Continue reading

Finally… Cumberland Island! (And a Bit More of Georgia)

As mentioned in my last post, I had a hard time leaving Edisto Beach in South Carolina. Spending time along that shoreline lifted my spirits tremendously after several weeks of cold and dreary weather surrounded by a rather bland landscape. … Continue reading

Leaving the Tetons for Sturgis

After almost two weeks in or near Yellowstone and Teton National Parks the time had finally come for me to move on down the highway towards Sturgis (yes… I was about to brave the biker rally), but I have to … Continue reading

I Heart Horses (excuse the trend, but I really do heart them!)

What is it about horses? When I was a young girl I could think of little else. I read every horse book ever written, saved my allowance to “save the wild mustangs”, and begged and pleaded with my father to … Continue reading

Sitting in Silence

Well, I haven’t just been sitting. I arrived a week ago in my hometown of Longview, Washington and dug in for some family time. I also dug into some projects I’ve been needing to attend to, like rounding up a … Continue reading

Over the river and through the woods…

Over a couple mountain passes too! The drive from Chelan to Issaquah (East of Seattle and Lake Washington) was spectacular! The first 40 miles or so were right along the beautiful Columbia River. I grew up along the Columbia, not … Continue reading

From Montana to Idaho

I’m now in Coeur d’Alene Idaho, and as if to say “Welcome home to the NW!, it’s raining! The rain has inspired me to take a lazy morning, so I’ve crawled back under the covers with cocoa and my laptop. … Continue reading

Day 15. Already???

I’ll get back to days 9-14, but just to fill you all in, I’m in Utah! Red Fleet State Park to be precise, right on the outskirts of Ashley National Forest in the very NE tip of the state. I … Continue reading