Call Now: 503-734-4465

Master Gardens of Scotland

By |2019-09-21T20:09:29+00:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Family Time, Group Ventures, Road Trip, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Gather YOUR group together and pick a date! May - October are your best bets to see the beauty of ALBA! $4,995.00 per person land only based on double occupancy Join me on a 13 day/12 nights escorted group tour of Scotland! Do you love gardens? Do you have a group of avid gardeners that

Cousins Trip to Dallas Texas

By |2018-10-06T21:01:44+00:00October 6th, 2018|Categories: Family Time, Local, Road Trip, Singles Travel, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As hard working single women  living alone, therefore needing a getaway, we began looking for a destination directly between our two states. Both loving the country life and looking for cowboys or ranchers to corral, we landed on Dallas Texas.  Growing up in Oregon, I always knew about my cousins in New York, although we only

La Grande Oregon Crazy Days

By |2017-07-21T05:03:17+00:00July 21st, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Local, US Military, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , |

As a new writer, finding out of the way and interesting places is of top priority. Having procured a position with a website dedicated to everything Oregon, it was time to explore. The mission? To re-visit a location my daughter's and I had visited just the year prior. This time with a writers mind. La

On the Road to Becoming a McMenamins Cosmic Tripster

By |2017-07-10T05:14:05+00:00July 10th, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Local, parenting|Tags: , , , , |

When your children are young, you try to find fun and exciting oportunities to share with them. Possibly taking road trips to nearby adventures or journeys to far off places. You might occasionally go out to dinner,  possibly a movie or two, maybe even a concert. Mostly, all any parent wants, is to make sure

Portland to San Francisco Road Trip

By |2017-07-08T19:15:07+00:00June 21st, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , |

MOTHER/DAUGHTER BONDING An opportunity to bond with your child by taking a road trip together? That’s exactly what my 20 year old daughter Emily and I did this past weekend. Road  trips are tough, they can either break you, or make you stronger.  Our journey began  early Thursday morning, bounding down the freeway in the

Our Faux San Francisco Vacation

By |2017-07-08T18:56:45+00:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Formally dubbed "her city", San Francisco is my daughter's favorite destination, becoming hooked from her first visit at age 12. The city's visitor's  board proudly bestowed us with various perks upon learning of my travel business. Exploring the city from top to bottom, the time we spent and the memories we made are irreplaceable. Some might

Small Town Festivals

By |2017-07-08T21:25:47+00:00June 14th, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Detecting the aroma of freshly baked pies, the sound of sizzling funnel cakes while butter drips from corn on the cob. Observing branches sway as warm breezes gently blow through the trees. Bodies seem to glow from the intense sun as it caresses delicate exposed skin. Crowds gaze longingly for one-of-a-kind, hand-made items up for

Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum

By |2017-07-08T23:55:26+00:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Family Time, US Military, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , |

Aviation Museum Nestled halfway between Portland and the Pacific Ocean, with vast vineyards and open pastureland, sits McMinnville, known as the Heart of Oregon Wine Country. Although this area is know for it's wine, there is another reason to visit. Just outside of town. The Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum, http://www.evergreenmuseum.org is a testament to the men

The Grotto – Festival of the Lights

By |2017-06-29T18:52:05+00:00June 12th, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Vacations|Tags: , , , , |

Festival of the Lights - The Grotto - Portland Oregon What better way to celebrate the Christmas season, than with a visit to "The Festival of the Lights". The Grotto, in Portland Oregon, houses the largest Christmas Choral Festival in the World, running from the Friday after Thanksgiving through December 30th. The festival features nearly

Sutherlin Oregon – It’s not just any town – It’s my town

By |2017-07-08T23:46:05+00:00May 26th, 2017|Categories: Family Time, Vacations|Tags: , , , , , , |

My Pioneer Family Mom spoke often of her Great Grandmother, Jane, crossing the Oregon Trail when she was just 6 years old.  Jane's father, John Franklin Sutherlin, was the captain of the wagon train that began in Indiana and ended in Douglas County, Oregon. What a thrill to know we were descended from pioneers.  Visiting