Camping… I miss you.

Why can’t you give Elsa a balloon?… she will “let it go..” We are a camping family, plain and simple. It gets us off our Netflix and YouTube habit, off our social media apps, and puts a stop to the neighborhood kids knocking on our door. There’s no […]


Golf: for people who don’t know how to surf. Today I had my typical surf trip to Florence. I threw my wetsuit and longboard in the back of the Yukon and took off to the beach. It’s about an hours drive, which gives me time to reflect, collect […]

Belknap Hot Springs

What did the pepperoni say to the mozzarella?… You wanna pizza me? We love to escape to Belknap Hot Springs either as a family or just the two of us. From Eugene it’s a little over an hour drive up the McKenzie Highway. The grounds has two hot springs, […]

The Hippie Elitist

Where does a bad light end up? … In prism. This is one of the draws of Florence from our West Eugene home. No, It’s not the surfing… Although my husband swears it calls to him in his sleep. The breaks aren’t too crowded and he always comes […]

Summer Park & Rec

How do you make holy water? … you boil the hell out of it. This past summer Ryan and I decided to sign our family up for some fun water activities through the Eugene’s Park and Recreation.  We weren’t taking a big summer vacation anywhere, but still wanted the […]