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Vancouver, BC

It feels really weird to be a tourist. We took a train up from Portland, Oregon to Vancouver, British Columbia. It took a little more than nine hours. The people behind us smelled like sweaty socks. We were visiting my friend Keiko, whom I’ve known since I lived in Los Angeles. We worked together at […]

Oregon Beach Sand Is Delicious

We figured most everyone would be sitting in front of the TV on Sunday. And it was a gorgeous day. And I was itching for a drive. We decided it was time to introduce the boys to the ocean. We had brought the boys to the coast previously, but they were still little lumpy dudes. […]

Camping With Twin Baby Boys: Battle Ground Lake, Washington

Towards the beginning of the year, we pull out a calendar and examine the weekends in the summer. We look at holidays, festivals, street fairs, Timbers matches, then calculate the best weekends to book campsites. We do this months in advance because campgrounds often fill up for the summer. We have to be organized, like […]

First Trip With Our New Little Camper

It was a comment on one of my blog posts that made me want to check out Paradise Creek. We tend to camp at the same places over and over again, and I wanted to expand our horizons a bit. Like most campgrounds, all the reservable sites filled up for the summer weekends. But Paradise […]

Boys’ First Birthday: Camping In A Tent. Also, Cake Explosions

At the beginning of the year, just as we were able to make campground reservations for the summer, I booked our favorite site at Camp Creek for the boys’ first birthday. We did not want to have a typical first birthday party for the boys, with a load of people, a ton of gifts and […]