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Fort Columbia in Chinook, Washington

Fort Columbia Historical State Park

  Tall pines, scenic views, brambling blackberries, and winding paths lead to the summit on the Scarborough Hill in the historic Fort Columbia State.  Fort Columbia is located just outside of Chinook, Washington on Highway 101 just across the river from Astoria, Oregon.  The park is quite large, covering some 593 acres and is a […]

SandSations in Long Beach, Washington

Have you ever built a sand castle?  Can you imagine yourself building one as you hang out at the ocean basking in the sound of the waves and feeling the ocean breeze blowing in your face?  What kind of sand castle would you build?  What else might you create out of sand? Well, SandSations in […]

Traveling to Louisiana

Wow – It seems that while I have written a lot of material in files, I have been a little lax in staying in touch with all of you!  This week I am in Youngsville, Louisiana!  The weather is a little crazy – hot and sunny in the morning with afternoon and evening thunderstorms complete […]

Imperial Palace – Ho Chi Minh City

One never knows the impact of a physical space until you visit there.  While this is not necessarily an important part of history, it impacted me in unexpected ways.   The palace was used in the Vietnam War and US notaries when they did visit, met with the South Vietnamese leaders in this palace.  There […]

SE Asia – Hello Vietnam!

17 hours of flying time…a day ahead…14 hours of time change…we have arrived. The next adventure lies ahead in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam after many hours of flying, flight delays and the normal gamut of travel trials and tribulations.  Asiana Airlines was very accommodating for the late departure, providing free beverages and snacks in […]

Stateside Adventures in Vegas

Vegas Strong!  Our trip to the big city of lights that never sleeps… Writing in my blog while I was in Europe proved to be a much more daunting task than imagined.  We crammed so much into each day that it was difficult to keep up on all fronts.  I wrote a lot about our […]

Montmartre and Pigalle – behind the scenes

Cool..foggy…Paris in the Fall.  Quaint shops, friendly Parisians, excellent cappuccino, and a local guide.  All of these things made for a great adventure in Paris – not Paris, Idaho or Paris, Kentucky…but the real Paris in the country of France. Fanny is a local blogger and now Airbnb experience tour guide – a great French […]

Montmartre and Sacre Couer

Most known for the Sacré Couer with its history dating from the late 1800’s and its glorious view of all of Paris, Montmartre boasts of many artists, bars and restaurants and draws thousands of tourists each year.  Take a walk throughout this safe area and explore the small local shops.  There are specialty stores for […]

National Harbor, MD

We arrived yesterday after our relatively uneventful flight – always something to be thankful for these days!  We had an early morning call and arrived in DC around 1:30 pm EST.  It took time to get the rental car picked up, then to get to the timeshare.  We checked in, parked the car, and headed […]

Newport Beach, OR Sunset

Travel and Flexibility

The Oregon Coast – rocky…cold…windy…and gorgeous.  Van and I traveled to the Oregon Coast after a really busy, stressful week producing the first of this season’s Meridian Youth Farmers Market.  Friday night was exhausting from the Dairy Days parade and trying to keep up with fast pace of the moving vehicles.  I eventually gave up […]