Out and About in Oregon

We left for Oregon with the luxury of having only a 4 1/2 hour drive from Olympia! This was a piece of cake after all of those loooong drives. It is a beautiful drive with Mt Rainier in the rearview mirror and the Columbia River Gorge out the front window. We wanted to stay near Astoria, because…GOONIES!! Growing up in the ’80’s (yes, the 1900’s), what kid didn’t love The Goonies movie?! Astoria has the Goonies house and is near some great beaches. Please note: You cannot go to the Goonies house. This sign is posted at the end of …

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Wandering Washington

After over a month of bad internet, I’m finally in a good spot and ready to go with some updates! Since the Montana post we have been to Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. I have a lot to catch all of you up on!! So, here goes. Let me backtrack for one second and share a picture. This is our suv headlight with what appears to be a dead monarch butterfly in Glacier National Park. Now, I’m not superstitious, but accidentally killing an endangered species in a National Park cannot be a good thing. Fast forward a few days. We had …

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Check It Out!!

We have not had good internet service (including Verizon) for almost a month now out west! That means that I have not been able to update my blog. I still have Washington, Oregon, and soon Idaho to blog about! Because our internet is STILL not good enough to upload pics, I am having to delay my updates just a little longer and I totally apologize. I hope everyone still follows along with us because we have lots more adventures to go! In the mean time, I would love for everyone to check out this great article that our local newspaper, …

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Majestic Montana

I have been dreading writing this blog entry. And not because I didn’t enjoy my time in Montana. No, we all loved Montana. I have been dreading weeding through the thousands of pictures that I took to narrow down to a few for this blog. I have pictures on my phone and pictures on my Canon camera. I have ten pictures of nearly the same view for every one stop we made. There was so much beautiful scenery that I was just taking photos nonstop, wanting to take in every angle. I didn’t want to forget a thing about what …

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Navigating North Dakota

We began the approximately four and a half hour drive from International Falls to Fargo, North Dakota later than planned. When we finally arrived at our campground in Fargo, it was late afternoon. I was worried that there would be no space left for us. Luckily, the campground had plenty of room. The campground that we chose in Fargo was Lindenwood Campground. It is actually in a city park, but the area for campers is for paid campers only. It was right on the Red River as you entered into the city. Because it was at the edge of Fargo, …

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Meandering Through Minnesota

We were awoken to a thunderstorm at around 4 am on our first morning in Minnesota. We had already decided that because our camper has so much metal that we would retreat to our suv during any storm. So, we all stumbled out of bed into the wet darkness and took a seat in the car to wait out the storm. It only lasted about 30 minutes, and we felt it was safe to go inside. We curled back up for a few more hours. Because we had driven most of the day before, we had not had time to …

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The Journey Begins!

There’s always a last minute stressful rush to packing when our family goes on vacation. Well, at least for me. I HATE packing and ALWAYS wait until the absolute last minute. Then, I panic. Every. Single. Time. But this time was even harder. We had to make sure that we had everything that we would need until at least October, when we will be stopping back home for a few days. Thinking of every item, every outfit, every pair of shoes that you will need for three months is not the easiest thing to do. There is also the stress …

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Camper Renovation: We Did It!

Well, it’s been awhile since I have posted. We have been so busy with renovations and getting everything sorted for our trip. We also lost my father-in-law last week. He lost his fight with brain cancer. He put up such a brave fight and lasted longer than doctors said that he would. He is at peace now with no more suffering. I am so glad that our family got to spend time with him last summer in Scotland. We made so many memories that will last a lifetime. As for the camper, we decided to move it to a local …

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Hunting For Ghosts

If there is a ghost hunting show on TV, Louie and I have probably watched it together. We started years ago with Ghost Hunters, and more recently have watched Ghost Adventures, Ghost Brothers, Paranormal Lockdown, Ghost Asylum. . .the list goes on. We even rewatch episodes when there are no new ones. Now this is not to say that we believe everything that we see, because we definitely have our opinions on what is real and what is not real. But we have always wanted to do a real ghost hunt with professional equipment. We finally got our opportunity when …

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