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 [...]
Long before we decided to move to Astoria, we looked ahead at the summer weekends of 2011 and started to plan some camping trips. We probably started planning in January or February. We looked at all the festivals, street fairs, weddings, Timbers games, and all the other stuff going on in the summer. Then we [...]
This weekend, we are unhooking from the grid for a whole three days, packing up the car, driving east, beyond civilization, outside cell coverage, and into the woods. With big mountains and big trees. We’re going to build big fires and cook big meals. We’ll breathe big gulps of mountain air and catch fish with [...]
Awesome. We knew that early May was way, way too early to be camping, especially on the coast. We normally camp in a tent. But we wanted to try a yurt. We figured it would expand our camping season if we didn’t have to worry about sleeping in a puddle. How correct we were.
Dave’s last day of work was yesterday. I haven’t seen him sit still for days. If he stands in one place, he bounces or outright dances. He will deny this if you ask him about it. But I swear internet, it’s true. Long before we had any idea we’d be quitting our jobs and moving [...]
Wow! Dave and I went to the Portland RV Show on Saturday! We were the youngest people there! Just imagine! I’d never heard of Louis Lake before. In fact, I still haven’t heard of it. But it got my checkbook fired up and ready for some hot recreational vehicle browsing. Some of these rigs were [...]
While other folks planned to grill meat products, drink alcohol products, and light off gunpowder products for 4th of July, we packed up the car with our camping gear and headed for the woods. If you don’t live in Portland or Oregon, you might not realize that summer 2010 has not yet arrived. When I [...]