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

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

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

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

Trees of Mystery – Klamath, California

Our recent weekend getaway to Crescent City, California was lots of fun. Out first stop was a 30 minute drive to Trees of Mystery in Klamath, California. Trees of Mystery is home to majestic and gigantic redwood trees as well as towering statues of Paul Bunyan and his blue ox, Babe. Due to Covid-19, both … Continue reading Trees of Mystery – Klamath, California

“Dryveway Camping” – Crescent City, California 2-Day Itinerary

Another week of unhealthy air quality spurred us on to another weekend getaway. This time we traveled to Crescent City, California and “dry camped” in the driveway of some favorite relatives. Crescent City is a small coastal town near the California/Oregon boarder. It is surrounded by natural beauty and is delightfully off the beaten path. … Continue reading “Dryveway Camping” – Crescent City, California 2-Day Itinerary

“Tidepooling” – Mac Kerricher State Park – Fort Bragg, California

We survived our night parked on the side of the road with about 3 other overnight RV’s. Perhaps they also had no reservations. We drove back to Mac Kerricher State Park first thing in the morning so we could enjoy a view of the foggy coast with our breakfast. After breakfast, we went on a … Continue reading “Tidepooling” – Mac Kerricher State Park – Fort Bragg, California

“Chasing Waves” – Mac Kerricher State Park – Fort Bragg, California

There are so many wildfires burning in California right now, and the air quality is so unhealthy from all the smoke. Several times these past couple of weeks, I’ve found myself wondering, “Why did we decide to move back to California anyway?” This past weekend, we decided to take our Minnie Winnie on its maiden … Continue reading “Chasing Waves” – Mac Kerricher State Park – Fort Bragg, California

Sierra Discovery Trail – Nevada City, California

“Mommy this is not a hike, this is an adventure!”B (age 6) Located in Nevada City, California, this easy 2-mile loop trail is perfect for families. There are informational sign posts all along the way for educational credit as well. Natural Science lesson ✅ If you’d like to see photos and read about the Sierra … Continue reading Sierra Discovery Trail – Nevada City, California