Monthly Archives: August 2014

A Day On The Mountain

One of the great things about Oregon is that it has wonderful beaches, and mountains too. My sister, my dad, and I drove the Oregon Scenic Byway loop from Portland east on Highway 26 to Mt. Hood, circling the mountain … Continue reading

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A Day At The Beach

You can never count on the weather to be good in Oregon, but the closest you can get to an almost guarantee for sunny weather is August.  Having taken a week off from work in Florida to visit family in … Continue reading

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Sauvie Island: The go to spot for u-pickers in Portland, Oregon

  If you live in Portland, Oregon (especially on the west side) and have the urge to u-pick, the place to go is Sauvie Island.   Sauvie Island is just 10 miles north-northwest of Portland on Highway 30, only a … Continue reading

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Lucknow Estate, Castle In The Clouds

From Seattle I flew directly to Maine to celebrate my friend Teresa’s birthday. Maine is another beautiful spot in the summer and quite a lot like Oregon where the weather is concerned.  It was warm and sunny in the day, … Continue reading

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Puget Sound and Harstine Island

Escaping the Florida heat, I spent the last weekend of July up in the Great Northwest with my family. From West Seattle we took a short ferry ride across the water, passing Vashon Island, and disembarking at Southworth.  My family … Continue reading

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