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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 […]

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 […]

Cape Disappointment Camping Part 2

Here is┬áPart One from yesterday, where I actually had to search my dim memory banks about whether or not porcupines can shoot quills at you. I’ve lived in cities for far too long now. Right. So we left off in the middle of the night, with our tent being blasted by sandy gusts of wind, […]