The Road Home

I can hardly believe it’s been more than six months since my last post. With all the changes going on in my life I decided to give myself a sabbatical from my writing and get settled (3 moves in one … Continue reading

Top Eleven Favorite Places from My Three Year Long Road Trip

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

Washington… Home to My Heart

Although I have not lived in Washington for more than thirty years it has remained home to my heart, and always draws me back… sometimes with a deep longing that is almost hard to describe. It is the place of … Continue reading

Arkansas… I Finally Reached My 48th State!

For the third time since setting out on my journey I found my way “home” once again. Home being Washington State, and specifically the town of Longview, where I grew up. I’ll share more about home in my next post, … Continue reading

California Coast, Lake Jennings and the Seahawks’ gift to Dad

After four days of tent camping in Anza Borrego Desert while celebrating New Years with friends, I headed for the refreshing coast of California. Carlsbad to be exact. South Carlsbad State Beach to be even more exact. I camped here … Continue reading

Seattle and the Olympic Peninsula

After an amazing day in Mount Rainier National Park I headed north toward Seattle. Three of my brothers and several of my friends live in the vicinity and I hoped to spend time with as many of them as possible. … Continue reading

Mount St. Helens- Revisiting Childhood Memories

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

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

Homeward Bound Through Idaho and the Sawtooth Mountains

After another memorable visit to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks it was time once again to put that rugged mountain range in my rearview mirror (or in my case… the side-views.) After nearly two years since my last … Continue reading