“Thar’s gold in them thar hills!” Living in the West we have grown up with colorful stories of pioneers and wagon-trains, but no story sticks out quite as much as the story of the Gold Rush. People risking everything they had to try and strike it rich! Southern Oregon is one of the most prevalent… More Activity: “Eureka!” we’re going panning for gold!
5 out of 5 Stars! (Mom and son agree!) I have to admit, I picked Fortunately, The Milk for my son solely due to the cover and the fact that Neil Gaiman wrote it. I was at my favorite local bookstore and I picked it up. I had no idea what it was about. It sat… More Book Review: “Fortunately, the Milk” by Neil Gaiman
(The feature image above comes from the CDC “Stop Mosquitoes” website: http://www.cdc.gov/features/stopmosquitoes/ where you can find even more info than what I have provided below) I may have mentioned once or twice that I don’t like mosquitoes, but they really love me. It is a true love/hate relationship. In the picture on the right I had… More Favorites: Bug Repellers
4 stars out of 5 I found Hild at Annie Blooms Books – my local bookstore. It was in the recommended reading section and when I picked it up and had a look at the synopsis on the back, it looked really interesting to me. I am a fan of history and this is a period… More Book Review: “Hild” by Nichola Griffith
Nitty Gritty: Hiking trails are perfect for even the littlest hikers! Nice and level with no drop offs or long steep stretches. 3.5 miles of trails in the park No pets are allowed, so please leave your 4-legged fur babies at home There is lots of poison oak in the park and there are signs… More Hikes for kids: Cooper Mountain Nature Park (Beaverton)
5 out of 5 stars We have season tickets to the Oregon Children’s Theater plays. They are wonderful and often introduce us to new books and characters. One such book was The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. This is the story of a China rabbit called Edward Tulane and he is given to a girl named Abilene.… More Book Review: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
It isn’t very often that we get out of town on the weekends anymore, especially if we are not camping. My husband travels a lot for work and when the weekend rolls around, it is our family catch up time (catch up with laundry, catch up with chores, catch up with each other, ketchup on… More Activity: Wilson Ranches Retreat & John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (OR)