Travel 2018: Weekend Warriors

I know we're already through the first quarter of 2018, but it's taken me that long to organize our major travel plans for this year. Not that other things won't pop up along the way, but I usually like to head into a new year with a good idea of our time off/holiday schedules, important …

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A Morning in Astoria, Oregon

We met my parents in Long Beach, Washington for a weekend of hikes, history, sandcastles, and occasional sun, and concluded our visit with a half-day adventure across the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. I had never been to Astoria and didn’t know what to expect. My parents picked up some tourism brochures and on one …

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A Day Along the Columbia River Gorge

My parents have come out to visit a couple times since we moved to Seattle and most recently bought round-trip flights to Portland for a long weekend visit. We made arrangements to join them Saturday and Sunday to see some new sights in town as well as the surrounding area. Brian headed down earlier in …

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A Weekend in Portland

We headed to Portland for the weekend because I wanted to participate in a world record attempt for the greatest number of redheads in one place. Although our attempt was not successful, the weekend itself was a definite success-- we had a fabulous time! I had (of course) WAY over planned ideas about things to do. Brian …

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Redhead Event in Portland

Although Brian goes to Oregon on a fairly regular basis for work, I haven't visited since our amazing road trip from San Francisco to Seattle years ago. When I learned about an event to raise awareness for skin cancer where they were trying to set a new world record for the greatest number of natural redheads in one …

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2010 Travel Recap

Growing up, my family would take a vacation each summer. Thanks to all of those trips, I've been to every state east of the Mississippi, including a couple of others just west of there. However, because we usually drove and because my parents only ever had so much time off, we never really made it …

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Gone West, Young Man Part II: Oregon

Oregon We had such beautiful weather in California for the first few days of the trip; it was disappointing to wake up to rain as we drove north and crossed into Oregon. The weather was spotty, though, so we jumped out to take pictures in between the rainfall, and the ocean waves were really incredible …

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I’m Gonna Mess with Texas

I've been feeling like I'm in a travel lull lately, but plans are now underway, and I'm starting to get excited for 2010 in terms of travel. The trips are actually spread out pretty nicely so I always have something to look forward to (much needed to reduce the daily stress levels). Work travel might pick …

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