Category Archive: beaches

Doubling Back to the Oregon Coast

At the conclusion of our build we parted ways with our friends and set off to visit some of Tom’s family in the Seattle area as well as catch up for a dinner… Continue reading

Port Townsend and a Slice of the Northeast Olympic Peninsula

Tom and I managed to do quite a bit of sightseeing during our two weeks of building in Port Townsend and Allie and I did a fair amount of walking and hiking of… Continue reading

5 Days on the Oregon Coast

The Oregon coast remains one of my very favorite places and I was excited to return with our friends. One of the two couples we were traveling with had never been to Oregon… Continue reading

Redwoods and Rain

This was my fourth visit to the Redwoods and it was by far the most relaxed. We had met up with our friends just south after two long days of driving from the… Continue reading

Louisiana Lowlands

Louisiana is undoubtedly a unique place; the Acadian, French, Native, and Western African influences on culture, food, and architecture combined with the distinctive coastal marshes and swamps that dominate the delta make the… Continue reading

R&R: From German Beers to the Beach

We left on our winter RV trip the second week of February, making a beeline south to Fredericksburg, Texas. Situated in the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg was settled by German immigrants in the… Continue reading

Crowds and Solitude: Winter Trip from the San Antonio Riverwalk to Padre Island National Seashore

Picking up the jacks and rolling out of Las Cruces for a couple weeks at Christmas was a much-needed break. We’d decided to head south and east to warmer parts of Texas but… Continue reading

Manitoulin Island: Clear Water, Lighthouses, Ancient Seabeds, Breweries, and a Waterfall

We had a day and a half to explore Manitoulin Island. As the largest freshwater island in the world we didn’t exactly do it the justice it deserved, but we ended up feeling… Continue reading

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Part 3: The Grotto and Overhanging Point

The Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park is so popular that there is literally timed entry for parking at the Cyprus Lake Trailhead. Because the first image I ever saw from the park… Continue reading

Bruce Peninsula National Park, Part 2: Hiking the Bruce Trail

The day after our glass bottom boat tour and exploration of Flowerpot Island we returned to Bruce Peninsula National Park to hike a couple sections of the Bruce Trail. From our stop at… Continue reading