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 […]

August 2, 2019 Our last big stop of our trip was the Painted Hills in Eastern Oregon.  This is part of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, but this area is better known for its scenery than its rocks.  That being said, my husband still wanted to do some rock hunting.  But, alas, that is […]

We’re getting to the end of our road trip pictures.  I have a few more posts worth, but as we get closer to Christmas, I may interrupt this series to bring more seasonal pictures.  In any case, we will get to the end of the road trip…eventually! August 1, 2019 After our whirlwind trip to […]

I am a writer. Those are words that I have struggled to say for almost my entire life. As a teenager, I wrote voraciously.  As a lonely child, writing gave me the chance to create worlds full of people that I wanted to have in my life, but were not available.  I had pages and […]

So, have you heard of Disney+?  Of course you have.  Everyone has.  It’s the new streaming service that gives us Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic. We have, well, most streaming services.  A few years ago, we cut cable to save money and now probably spend twice as much on streaming.  But, we never have […]

First of all, I want to wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers!  I hope that your day was blessed and delicious. For this post, I did want to take a short break from my vacation photos to show you how our Thanksgiving (and Black Friday, which was not at all “commercial”) […]

We have been trying to go to Crater Lake for about the past 5 years.  Unfortunately, every time we’ve tried to go, we’ve been stymied by forest fires.  When we were planning this trip, we decided to give it another go, knowing that we might have to change our plans at the last minute. This […]

After we picked up our daughter from Girl Scout Camp, we headed west.  Our destination for the night was Roseburg, Oregon, a town I’m sure I’ve been through before but remembered very little of it. However, on the way, we came across Fort Umpqua.  My husband and I are always up for a little history, […]