The Mountains are Calling and We Must Go – to McCall, Idaho

Frequently named one of the most beautiful small towns in Idaho, after visiting McCall overnight, I have to say that I couldn’t agree more! This fabulous tourist destination sits next to Payette Lake, which is stunningly beautiful, even with the smoky sky. Pondorosa State Park is here in McCall as well. We took the kiddos … Continue reading The Mountains are Calling and We Must Go – to McCall, Idaho

Buddies, and Bears, and a Brewery, Oh My! – Boise, Idaho

We just got back home from a long road trip to visit our friends, who recently moved to Idaho. Our week was filled with adventures and catching up with great friends! Boise is a super-cool city; it’s exceptionally clean, the traffic isn’t bad at all, and there’s lots to do. We tried to time our … Continue reading Buddies, and Bears, and a Brewery, Oh My! – Boise, Idaho

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

AQI = 29 in our neck of suburbia! Heavens to Betty, I’m so excited for a blue sky!

Memory Verse Monday

We took the summer off from most of our schoolwork (except to catch up on math & spelling). Now that we’re back-to-homeschool we have reinstated our weekly Bible verse for memorization. This week we are learning: “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52 I like to … Continue reading Memory Verse Monday

Battery Point Light – Crescent City, California

I just love lighthouses. In fact, I’ve never met a lighthouse that I didn’t fall instantly head-over-heels for. Battery Point Light in Crescent City, California was no exception. You aren’t going to believe this, but the only way to access this lighthouse is by foot, via a hidden underwater passageway which is only revealed at … Continue reading Battery Point Light – Crescent City, California

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – Ice Rose

This photo was taken by my Brother-in-law last Tuesday 9/8/20 in Denver, CO.

Bigfoot! Stout Memorial Grove Trail – Crescent City, California

Before the California wildfires went from bad to really really bad, we are so grateful that we were able to visit Crescent City and explore some of the State and National Parks’ Redwood Forests. These forest are absolutely incredible. There just aren’t enough words. Did you know that there have been multiple Bigfoot or Sasquatch … Continue reading Bigfoot! Stout Memorial Grove Trail – Crescent City, California

How to Prepare for a Wildfire Evacuation

With all the active wildfires burning in California right now, and 2-3 months left of wildfire season, I decided to offer my thoughts on wildfire preparation. Some of you know that we are survivors of the 2018 Paradise Camp Fire. We lost our home in that fire and almost everything we owned. So, in such … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Wildfire Evacuation

South Beach and Beachfront Park – Crescent City, California

It was nineteen eighty somethin' In the world that I grew up in Skatin' rinks and black Trans Am's Big hair and parachute pants Lookin' back now I can see me And oh man did I look cheesy But I wouldn't trade those days for nothin' Nineteen eighty somethin' excerpt from the song, 19 Somethin’ … Continue reading South Beach and Beachfront Park – Crescent City, California