Columbia Gorge part 2

Sunday in GorgeSunday morning we drove back to HoodRiver for breakfast.  We sat outside with Charlie and everyone else enjoying the weather from Portland.  After breakfast we jetted up to Cascade locks to head over to the Washington side to hike Beacon Rock. The trail starts off on dirt trails through woods making its way up to … Continue reading Columbia Gorge part 2


The Columbia Gorge part 1

Its been... Oh I'd say Three weeks since moving to Portland. After that first full weekend Jordan and I took the weekend to explore the Columbia Gorge. Saturday in GorgeWe took the Historic Columbia River Hwy getting off near Troutdale and heading through the winding roads of Corbett. We first stopped at Vista HouseThen down a bit to … Continue reading The Columbia Gorge part 1

Cannon Beach and Ecola State Parking

Saturday night after exploring Astoria and Cape Disappointment we drove down towards Cannon Beach.   We drove through cannon beach and without finding a good spot to park for the night we kept heading south until we reached Manzanita.  We parked at an overlook with ocean, beach and the lights of Manzanita and called it … Continue reading Cannon Beach and Ecola State Parking

Astoria and Cape Disappointment….

The last weekend of July we spent Saturday and Sunday in Astoria and Cannon Beach. Checking out the towns and two of the state parks next to each. We watched whales outside of Astoria as we were heading to Cape Disappointment, I was mesmerized by Astoria itself. It creates a story in itself, the barges, … Continue reading Astoria and Cape Disappointment….

City of Rocks- Idaho 

 A city that has towers of rocks, it's floors dirt with small creeks, your shops nestled within trees..... imagine a city you can climb, hike and blouder through... a city that creates imagination....  For an early summer weekend trip Jordan I headed out to City of Rocks National Preserve.   It's a two hour drive … Continue reading City of Rocks- Idaho