My son and I are big fans of reading. We love fiction and non-fiction both, although our interests very a little bit. We were thinking about something that would be fun for us to do together on the blog, and book reviews came up. Starting next week, every Thursday we will post a book review. Some will… More Book Reviews and our top 5 Reading Tips for getting kids to read!
I am admittedly a person who is not too keen on RV Parks. If I am out camping I like feeling a closer connection with nature and I don’t ever get that sense when I am staying at an RV park. A couple of years ago we headed down to Plymouth, CA for a wedding we and we… More RV Park Review: Far Horizons 49er Village RV Resort (Plymouth, CA)
After leaving the Grand Canyon, we made the relatively short drive (by our standards at this point in the trip) east through Arizona, quickly through New Mexico (with a stop for lemonade and Navajo Fry bread at Four Corners National Monument) and into Colorado for our visit of Mesa Verde National Park. We decided to… More National Park: Mesa Verde (CO)
Last weekend the National Park Service celebrated National Junior Ranger Day and we wanted to participate, especially considering this was year we celebrate the 100th birthday of our National Park System. The closest National Park to Portland is just across the Columbia River in Vancouver. Strangely enough, despite the 20-minute drive from our house, we had never gone… More National Park: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
One of the National Parks that was first on my list to visit was Yellowstone National Park. It is the Grand-daddy of the National Parks System and has so many ecosystems that there is something for everyone! This National Park has been a leader in conservation for a number of years and is such an amazing place when… More National Park: Yellowstone National Park (MT/WY/ID)
The Grand Canyon is an amazing place where nearly everyone feels humbled by the sheer size, the sheer depth, and the sheer power that created this massive canyon over time. The layers, the colors, the flora and fauna, the extremes all make this place what it is. Our drive in was one of the most… More National Park: Grand Canyon National Park (AZ)
As I was writing about my trip to San Diego and got to the part about the awesome San Diego Zoo, I realized I haven’t written about our wonderful zoo in Portland! Shocked, I got right to it! The Oregon Zoo has been a favorite of children and adults for generations and has been a… More Activity: Oregon Zoo (Portland, OR)