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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, […]

We’re now onto  July 31st, which is the last day of the first part of our trip as well as the first day of the last part of our trip.  Don’t worry, you’ll see what I mean. We were set to pick up my daughter at her Girl Scout camp that afternoon, so we decided […]

I enjoy stories in any form, whether I’m reading or watching them.  Unfortunately for anyone who is within hearing distance of my rants, I tend to have very strong opinions about, well, all the stories I consume. And, for some reason, television tends to bring out my strongest opinions. I’m taking a page from my […]

I’m taking a little break from vacation pictures (which will carry on for several more weeks–consider yourselves warned!) to share Halloween pictures.  As I was loading pictures from every year onto my personal Facebook page, I realized I should share them all here as well.  While all the pictures are in the slide show, here […]

We’ve finally reached the end of adventures for July 30th!  This was a packed full day and I obviously have the pictures to prove it! We had hoped to stop by a Marine Science Center, but it was unfortunately closed for the day (so we took a picture of my son in front of a […]

This post will have fewer pictures, only because I’m still sharing photos from July 30th and the natural “break” of the day just fell in a way that this part was shorter. We’re technically still at Shore Acres, but have just left the “state park” part of it.  Just south of a park is a […]