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 […]

There is a specific spot on the Oregon Coast that my husband has long dreamed of visiting.  Last year, we ended up driving right past it, even though we were specifically searching for it.  This year, my husband was determined. That spot is called Thor’s Well, a tidal sink hole that fills with water during […]

We started our first full day at the beach by exploring the area around Florence.  My husband has always enjoyed rock hunting and he found a nearby beach that supposedly had some interesting rocks.  While it was little iffy getting down to the beach (my husband and son had no problem, while I had a […]

First of all, sorry this is late.  We were having some internet (probably router) issues last night when I tried to update this. Second of all, I did want to do a quick plug of other ways to connect here, for cases just like this one.  I’m on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and I’ll post […]

Buckle up, folks…vacation pics are coming! This summer was a busy one, but we were able to work a little road trip into our schedule.  Our original plan was to go up and down the Oregon Coast.  But, unsurprisingly, my husband changed his mind at the last minute and we ended up doing what I […]

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is visit the Washington County Fair.  I grew up attending the Oregon State Fair in my hometown, Salem…but it’s expensive, crowded, and unchanged in over 3 decades.  The Washington County Fair is like a smaller version of the State Fair, but is free and is […]

It’s been a while since I had an Alice post! The weather this summer has been magnificent!  We’ve avoided the oppressive heat that has hit most of the country, as well as the rain that Oregon is known for (don’t tell anyone….it’s a myth!) Alice is a 95% indoor cat, much to her chagrin.  However, […]

Growing up, one of my favorite things to do with my mother was to drive up to Portland to see the touring companies of the big musicals.  My first musical was The King and I (starring Yul Brynner, on his farewell tour!) and I can’t even keep track of everything we saw. While I’ve taken my […]