Top Eleven Favorite Places from My Three Year Long Road Trip

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As many of you know, I’ve relinquished my “full-time road warrior” status in order to be closer to my parents in my hometown of Longview Washington. Here, I am within minutes of my Dad’s house as well as my Mom … Continue reading

Traveling South Through Central Oregon

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After two and a half months in my home state of Washington it was time once again to move south while the roads (mountain passes in particular) were still clear of snow and ice. After bidding my family farewell I … Continue reading

Mount St. Helens- Revisiting Childhood Memories

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As I journey around the country I’m frequently asked by people I meet, “Where is home?” If I’m standing in a campground or at a pull-off enjoying some stunning vista it’s easy to point to “The Beast” with a smile … Continue reading

Hiking the Columbia River Gorge

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Wow! After two and a half months in the Pacific Northwest it is with mixed emotions that I continue my journey south. Although I have not actually lived in Washington since I was 21 years old it has always remained … Continue reading

The Oregon Coast (Warning, image intensive!)

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Although I grew up in the Northwest and was fortunate to see many beautiful places here when I was young, I moved away my third year of college and haven’t had much opportunity to explore the area as an adult. … Continue reading

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

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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

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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…

From the top of Snoqualmie Pass

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