The Oregon Coast

Having spent many weekends and summers growing up on the Oregon Coast it is no wonder I wanted to spend as much time there as humanly possible while I was in the area… and two days is never, ever enough. When I last lived in Oregon my house was only 50 minutes away from a […]

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Review: Clearwater Restaurant

  It was by complete happenstance that we stumbled upon this beautiful restaurant when we were on the hunt for dinner. We hadn’t planned to dine here, but I’m so glad we did. The atmosphere was warm and clean, the food amazing!   We were greeted by the hostess with a smile and she offered […]

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Review: Sylvia Beach Hotel

I had heard stories about the Sylvia Beach Hotel since I was fairly young. A fabled bed and breakfast that decorated its rooms according to famous authors and books. I had heard about it for so long and it held such a permanent place in my memory that when I started planning my road trip […]

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Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad

Not many people can say they’ve sat behind the engineer of a steam engine and rolled on down the Oregon coast with beautiful views of the ocean while the heat of the engine fire warms your face, but I can.   One of the very important stops I made on my July road trip was […]

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A Family Farm in Beavercreek, Oregon

Talk about a magical place! Tecklewood is a farm owned by my best friend’s grandparents. It’s nestled in the tall trees of Beavercreek, Oregon where chickens peck, dogs bark, and smoke saunters upward toward the summer sky. It’s a perfect retreat for their entire family to come to and one that I’ve been lucky enough […]

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Bend, Oregon

One of my first stops along my road trip was in Bend, Oregon for the sole purpose of visiting my dad. Bend is gorgeous in the summer so we made grand plans to paddle board the Deschutes River the Saturday I would be there. Alas, fate was against us and instead of a bright, hot […]

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Home and Settled In

It’s true what they say – I definitely needed a vacation from my vacation! I returned to Laramie worn out and ready to sit still for a while. But living in Wyoming doesn’t really afford you many opportunities to avoid the car – if you want to go somewhere, you’re going to have to drive! […]

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Vacation

It’s been awfully quiet on the blog and for good reason – I’ve been on vacation! I took a road trip from Torrington to the west coast and have been touring my home towns for the last two weeks in the Pacific Northwest. Posts are to follow, but in the mean time here is a […]

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Photo Essay: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Studios

Come away with me to a magical world where the words you once read and the magic the silver screen once teased come to life! Ride the Hogwarts Express, watch the ladies from Beauxbatons, pick a wand, and drink your fill of Butterbeer!   Watch for “Pro-Tips” written below for when you’re planning your trip […]

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Photo Essay: Kennedy Space Center

You have to visit here sometime in your life! You get to see things up close and personal like mission control and space shuttles and one of the last surviving rockets from the Apollo Missions (Saturn V). You get to see the launch pads and the Vehicle Assembly Building and eat lunch with an astronaut. If […]

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