Lava River Cave at Newberry National Volcanic Monument – Bend, Oregon

Our trip to Bend, Oregon checked off 2 of our family bucket list places to visit: Crater Lake and Lava River Cave. We had visited Newberry National Volcanic Monument in May 2019, but were unable to tour the cave due to having very recently visited Pinnacles National Park – California. To avoid the spread of disease … Continue reading Lava River Cave at Newberry National Volcanic Monument – Bend, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park – Oregon

We finally made it to Crater Lake National Park! This spot has been on our bucket list for almost 3 years. [Pardon me while I pat myself on the back for finally making it] At a max depth of 1,943 feet (592 meters), Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and the … Continue reading Crater Lake National Park – Oregon

Sunflower Bouquet – Wordless Wednesday

Joseph Stewart State Recreation Area – Trail, Oregon

On July 1st we headed out for a vacation in Bend, OR - unforeseeably the road trip was taking significantly longer than anticipated plus we had to reroute. We made an unexpected layover at Joseph Stewart State Park. Thank goodness we found a first come, first served site for the night. Site A23 was really … Continue reading Joseph Stewart State Recreation Area – Trail, Oregon

Happy 4th of July

We bought these Beautiful 4th of July cookies at https://www.thesparrowbakery.net/ Happy 4th of July friends! 🇺🇸

Vegetation Fire on Interstate 5

Traveling north on I-5, July 1st, 2021 at about 1:00 pm, we hit a delay driving past a vegetation fire. Spot Fires and Flame Retardant Covered Ridgeline Bright Pink Flame Retardant Hero Hero’s Ride Burn Area Pink Flame Retardant Too Close Heroes Back-Burning A heartfelt “Thank You” to all the first responders and their families … Continue reading Vegetation Fire on Interstate 5

Kids Summer Schedule, Coconut 🥥 Macaroons, and Lemon Pound Cake

My good friend LT recently shared this adorable summer schedule from: Somewhat Simple Isn't it just the cutest thing? I'm so excited to use it this summer! For "What's cooking Wednesday" last week, my kiddos made coconut macaroons. We used this recipe from: Taste of Home It was a simple recipe that my 3 kiddos … Continue reading Kids Summer Schedule, Coconut 🥥 Macaroons, and Lemon Pound Cake

U-Pick Cherries 🍒 Stagecoach Lane Ranch – Oroville, California

We went cherry picking on Memorial weekend at Stagecoach Lane Ranch in Oroville, California. The u-pick ranch is operated by wonderful people and the fruit is so delicious. We met up with our friends from Returning to Paradise and had a delightful time harvesting together. It was a day of old-fashioned family fun at its … Continue reading U-Pick Cherries 🍒 Stagecoach Lane Ranch – Oroville, California