Happy Bruce-iversary!

When I woke up this morning, I realized that exactly one year ago today, I met Bruce Springsteen. 365 days later, it still seems surreal. Happy Bruce-iversary to me! Sadly, everybody must have forgotten the magnitude of this date, because there was nary a “Happy Bossday” card to be found. But I remember, Bruce. ThoseContinue reading “Happy Bruce-iversary!”

Pink Tape

I have a bad habit of not checking trail conditions before setting out on a hike. Had I done so, I’d have known before we drove 2+ hours on Saturday that our destination, the Indian Heaven Wilderness, was closed due to wildfires in the vicinity. I also have a bad habit of not learning from past mistakes,Continue reading “Pink Tape”

“I Don’t Even Know You!”

Time flies, huh?! Autumn is nearly upon us, and all I can say is, it’s about damn time. This hot, dry, smoky summer has been one for the ages, and I don’t mean that in a good way. Rarely have I looked forward to the change in seasons more. Our poor Columbia River Gorge hasContinue reading ““I Don’t Even Know You!””

Where There’s Smoke, There’s Idiots

5:30 Sunday morning we were lying in bed, awake, because…well, we’re freaks, I guess. There’s no other logical explanation. In any case, our alarm was set for 6:00 a.m. anyway (see? Freaks!), so when Tara said, “Want to drive out to Cape Horn to catch the sunrise?” I did not resist as much as IContinue reading “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Idiots”

Bloomington Because of Monday

Is planning a vacation seven years in advance overdoing it? I hope not, because I’ve already got my sights set on a future road trip. My destination? Bloomington, Indiana. April 8, 2024. If you’re wondering why Bloomington, it’s because of Monday. Not to sound overly dramatic, but that day turned out to be one ofContinue reading “Bloomington Because of Monday”

Path of Partiality

24 hours to go until the Great Eclipse, and I’m pretty excited! I’ve read some people grumbling about the hype and how they’re sick and tired of hearing about it, but I figure this is essentially a once-in-a-lifetime experience and will be one of the coolest things I’ll ever witness. I am all in. WeContinue reading “Path of Partiality”