Apples and Cider and Pears, Oh My!

On Saturday, Tara and I decided to take a drive to Hood River, Oregon. Our destination? The cleverly-named Fruit Loop, a 35-mile circuitous route around the town of Hood River, home to some thirty-odd farmer’s markets, fruit stands, U-pick orchards, and wineries. We hoped to enjoy some fall colors and stock up on apples and … Continue reading Apples and Cider and Pears, Oh My!

The One That Didn’t Get Away

I like to think of myself as an outdoors person. After all, I get out into the wilderness often. I love hiking, have done a fair share of geocaching, and don’t let a little thing like seventeen hours of nonstop rain ruin a camping trip. I have a backpack stocked with survival and first aid … Continue reading The One That Didn’t Get Away