Cache Creek River Stop

Snake River, Oregon side I volunteered here for two weeks. I was tour guide, host, janitor, permit manager, grounds keeper and snake wrangler. It was good and tiring and fun and hot and a learning experience and lonely and non-stop people. I am luck to have the opportunity and grateful to do it and have…

Bozeman, MT

Here is a collection of the highlights of my house and dog sitting time. Museum of the Rockies Friends who are Family

Yellowstone

How does one capture the diversity, the beauty and the grandeur of this park? How can I possibly put into words or cellphone photos the things I saw, heard, felt and experienced? The truth is that I cannot. There is no way I can bring to this web site all that is Yellowstone. I will…

Madras, Oregeon

I turned down a road following a campground sign. I stopped at the wrong place, which ended up being the right place. It was quiet, but enough people at the marina for me to watch from my hillside perch. The hosts were nice and I got my hiking and biking in. OH, let’s not forget…

Exploring Detroit #1

I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, MI. I left when I was 19 and never lived there again. I do not consider this place home, but it is the place where I grew up. I was born here and my family has deep roots here. I still like the area, even if Detroit…

Lower Granite Lake, WA

Snake River, WA The river made it all worth while. It was hot, but peaceful and calm. I heard so many animals and the train and some barge I am sure that came at night. Among the best part? The camping is free. Thanks Army Corps of Engineers!

Kamiak Butte, WA

Palouse, Washington This little gem lived right in my (previous) back yard! A common hiking and picnic spot and a mere 15 minute drive from Pullman. This is the first time I camped here. Your $15 gets you a shady and secluded spot, water, pit toilet, garbage service, and easy drives or bike ride to…

Westport, WA

I really had a good time here. There are biking trails and hiking trails and, of course, the beach. This is a sleepy little town that does not seem to get the tourist traffic of Ocean Shores or Pacific City. However, I liked it’s charm and it was filled with real people working to make…