Our Last Stop – Yachats, OR

From Astoria we headed south to the Cape Perpetua area of the Oregon Coast. We made a pit stop at the Tillamook Cheese Factory to see what we could see. The place was packed with fellow cheese enthusiasts and it was a zoo in there! It was cool to see all the machinery where they…

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“Goonies Never Say Die!” – Astoria, OR

Note to the reader: This was written in August while we were still traveling… enjoy! Well we’ve officially been back on the West Coast for a couple of weeks now, slowly working our way home to Southern California. It’s hard not to get antsy and want to speed home, but we are really trying to…

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Twilight on the West Coast – Olympic National Park, WA

We boarded a ferry from Victoria, BC, to Port Angeles, Washington, and made it to our campground around dinner time. We picked this particular destination for a few reasons. I won’t try and pretend I didn’t want to come to Forks, WA – home of Bella and the rest of the gang from the “Twilight”…

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A Quick Camping Trip With Family – Victoria, BC CANADA

We decided to rally Noel, Dom, Zoe and baby Violet to go camping with us for a few days at Goldstream Provincial Park, a ferry ride and a couple hours’ drive from Noel and Dom’s home on Gabriola Island. It was a good spot since it was only a half hour drive to the ferry…

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Reuniting Caleb With His Family – Gabriola Island, BC CANADA

We finally left Sandpoint, Idaho, with the Moho brakes in fine working order and weren’t sure what to do with ourselves. We knew we wanted to get as far west as the day would allow, so we drove. We made a reservation for that night at the KOA about halfway through Washington state in Ellensburg…

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An Extra Long Adventure – Sandpoint, ID

After being in Montana just shy of a month, it was nice to move west into new territory. We planned on camping at Priest Lake, at Reeder Bay. My friend Emily and her family go there almost every summer and have ever since Emily was a little kid, so I’d heard about how awesome Priest…

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Santiago Peak (Saddleback) via Holy Jim Trail

Growing up in Orange County everyone knows old Saddleback Mountain, or Saddlecrack as we refer to it. It looms off in the distance and you can see it from just about anywhere on the 5 freeway going north out of San Clemente. It is the tallest peak in Orange County and its real name is…

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