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Alpaca Yoga at Marquam Hill Ranch

By |2017-08-09T18:17:32+00:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Local, Vacations|Tags: , , , |

Your friend says, "let's go to Yoga". You say yes, expecting to show up at  a studio nearby. After a somewhat lengthy drive, you finally pull up to a ranch in Molalla. Yes, that's what I said, a ranch. An Alpaca Ranch to be exact.      By now I'm sure you've heard of Goat

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

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