I have always been fueled by stories. The first story that fed me was The Wizard of Oz.  CBS would air it once a year and, from one year old, I would watch.  The concept of fiction meant nothing to me.  Dorothy and her friends and the Wicked Witch with her winged monkey were as real […]

I’ve posted many pictures related to my daughter’s Girl Scout troop over the years and today is one more in that vein.  The troop wanted to work on two badges–Gardening and Flowers–and we figured we could do both with a visit to the Oregon Garden in Silverton, Oregon. We lucked out with the weather and, […]

It’s time to break up the backlog of pictures and give you something current.  This week, for those of us in the USA, was Independence Day.  I’ll admit that this was a hard day for me.  Given what is currently happening in our country, it felt more like a funeral than a celebration. Fortunately, family […]

Now that I’m finally done with sharing Spring Break pictures, it is time to catch up on what we have been doing since March. Spring is a busy time for us, especially with the school year winding down.  One of the things that the kids’ school does is something called a “Spring Event.”  Depending on […]

My son finished 2nd grade earlier this month and, as I usually do, I asked him to share his favorite memory of the school year.  For him, it was his class field trip to the tide pools at Ecola State Park in Cannon Beach, Oregon. When my daughter was in first grade, she went on […]

Well, folks, we’ve finally made it…to the end of our Spring Break pictures!  These final pictures encompass two places.  The first picture is the only one from our visit to Tubac, an artsy town south of where my father lives.  Why only one picture?  Because the kids were NOT in the mood to be there.  […]

Last week, I shared pictures from our visit to the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in Arivaca, Arizona.  As I mentioned, we ran into some locals on our walk who suggested we head south to see the other end of the wildlife refuge. After lunch at a local cantina, that is just what we did.  […]

Yes, my friends, I am still sharing pictures from our Arizona trip in March! This week (and next!), I have pictures from a new adventure.  Our original plan was to go rock hounding, but my husband wasn’t quite sure where to go  So, we drove out until we landed in the town or Arivaca, Arizona and, […]