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Camping! In June! In Oregon! In the Rain!

Before we had our twin boys, we were tent campers. Not because we are hard core or rugged, sleep-on-the-ground type purists. We would gladly camp in a giant, shiny luxury RV. But tent camping costs about 1000% less. So we are “car” campers. We bring a stove and a cooler and an air mattress and […]

Camping Season 2013

It’s June. We live in Oregon. If we step outside the door of our house, it is raining. This is what happens in June in Oregon. So what better time to go sleep in the woods with a couple of almost-one-year old twin boys? Today, we open our 2013 camping season, and it just wouldn’t […]

Quick Trip To The Old Country

This week, we’re off to the east coast, the land of my ancestors. I haven’t been back since 2007. This time, I’m bringing a husband and two babies to meet my grandparents, who are in their 90s. My grandfather is 95. They are also meeting aunts, uncles and lots of cousins. They all have curious […]

Twins’ First “Camping” Trip

A few weeks ago, we got a cabin at Cape Lookout. The only way we were able to get the cabin was because it was available mid-week. The yurts and cabins at Oregon State Parks are often booked as soon as they are available for reservations, usually six months in advance. Dave had some time […]

Into The Woods

It’s Election Day. What luck, that when I booked a cabin on the coast weeks ago, I didn’t realize we’d be in the woods on Election Day. We are going to drive away from the noise, and I’m going to go fill my lungs with chilly ocean air. This is also the boys’ first night […]