Disneyland, Wookies, and Sharks…oh my!

DSC03568I’ve fallen out of the blogosphere, but have a good excuse (at least to me). My family went to California. Now, I won’t tell you that it was before Thanksgiving and I don’t really have an excuse for not blogging since except that I’m technologically challenged when it comes to getting pics off my husband’s phone to put on here. I won’t tell you either that I haven’t even tried to figure out how to get them off his phone…because then you might think I’m lame. Continue reading

Olympic Beauty

DSC02768Before school started, we took a trip to the Olympic Peninsula to relax, see my brother, and pick up my daughter (who’s been working there all summer). I thought I’d share a few of my pics. I absolutely LOVE this area of the country. It’s so green (although they did have yellow lawns this year because of record-low water this summer). Still, compared to Idaho, it’s super green and lush.

Last year, I posted a series of my top 10 reasons I love Washington, so I’ll spare you a rehash. But we did Continue reading

Olympic Park Greats: Top 3

2011 10 24_0396eThe Olympic National park is huge…that’s why it’s taken me 3 posts to tell you my top 10 favorites. Today’s post will end this Tree-loving Trilogy with my Top 3 favorites (actually, all of it’s my favorite, but I had to number them…so these are my last three to talk about)

Reason 3 Why I love the Olympic Peninsula is…

Lots of Lakes

There’s a lot of rain here. That’s why it’s so green and lush. There are rivers, creeks, and lakes everywhere. Continue reading

Disneyland Do’s and Don’ts

DSC00480My family and I just returned from a fun vacation at the happiest place on earth. It’s hard to come back from those kind of vacations…so I thought I’d ignore my work for a little while and return to my magical happy place through a blog post. Join me as I highlight the Do’s and Don’ts of Disneyland.

DO…

Plan to have fun. It’s the happiest place on earth, for goodness sake. Whales even smile in Disneyland. Continue reading

Kauai Kayaking

I’m having a serious island withdrawal.  This post is to give me a tiny artificial fix.  Last time we went to Kauai, we signed up for an all day Kayak trip down the Na Pali Coast.  It was a 17 mile open sea kayak adventure…

…and it was S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R!

We started on the north shore at Haena Beach at 6am.  I was so nervous.  The preceding week, I’d had nightmares Continue reading