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Moab for Kiwis

October 8, 2017 11:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

The landscapes around Moab are unlike any others on Earth. So, we couldn’t let a couple of Jason’s relatives, Steve and Wendy, come halfway across the globe from New Zealand without taking them to see that region. Jason’s parents opted to join us for this little weekend excursion, which was during August’s hot thralls. Appallingly, they had never been to... Read More »


Back to Flash

September 27, 2017 4:58 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Vegas isn’t one of my favorite vacation spots- too many people, too many mazes, too much smoke, too much irresponsibility. However, when Jason had to go there for another conference this summer I consented to go with him anyway; I’m a sucker for cute boys and good food. The restaurants and entertainment options in Vegas are pretty spectacular. As much... Read More »


Conquering Utah’s King

September 16, 2017 1:55 pm Published by 2 Comments

My up-and-down relationship with Kings Peak, Utah’s highest point at 13,534 feet, began when I was eleven. Somehow, my dad convinced me to join him on a journey to its top at that early age. Now, having experienced Kings Peak a couple more times in my life, I realize that I must have been a pretty determined or stupid kid.... Read More »


Oregon Part II: Gone for Goon

August 30, 2017 12:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

After leaving my family members, Jason and I and drove up the coast from Newport to Astoria, making a couple quick stops to check out the Devil’s Punchbowl and Rockaway Beach. You may remember Astoria from the 80s flick The Goonies. If not, you may be too ancient or juvenile to remember anything memorable. On our first day in Astoria,... Read More »


Oregon Part I: Hot for Yachats

August 17, 2017 9:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

For Christmas, Jason and I gave my sister and parents lodgings for four nights in Oregon, one of their favorite places to visit in summer. It may sound generous of us but, actually, it was a self-serving excuse to rent a beach house. Since we flew into Portland, we spent the afternoon in that city eating treats at Blue Star... Read More »