Hikes, travels, and adventures big and small

Explorers are we, intrepid and bold,
Out in the wild, amongst wonders untold.
Equipped with our wits, a map, and a snack,
We’re searching for fun and we’re on the right track!
- Bill Watterson, The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
Mesmerizing πŸ‘€ #oooh #somuchsand #goggleup Mesmerizing πŸ‘€

#oooh #somuchsand #goggleup
I really just love summer πŸ’›β˜€οΈβ›±οΈ The Pac I really just love summer πŸ’›β˜€οΈβ›±οΈ The Pacific Northwest might not offer everyone's favorite sort of beach day, but bundling up in a sweater while sinking my feet into some warm sand, and watching kite surfers zip across the chilly waves, is a pretty great summer day in my book πŸ€Έβ€β™€οΈ #pnwisbest #loveoregon #beachday
It may have been a little much to cram in a bullet It may have been a little much to cram in a bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto, a sort of intense journey to our new lodgings, and a 2 mile walk to the base of this temple.... Followed by a hike through these gates that was much longer and steeper than I'd realized. Whoops!  Fortunately we didn't run across any of the wild boars featured on warning signs all up and down these paths πŸ™ƒπŸ˜³β›©οΈ #whoops #unexpectedadventures #whataday
This fuzzy little champ will turn 16 at the end of This fuzzy little champ will turn 16 at the end of this year, and even still I had to run to keep up with him at a couple points along this trail. πŸ₯ΎπŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜… #dogventures #oldman #fuzzbucket
Minutes before this moment, we were trudging up a Minutes before this moment, we were trudging up a nearby street in the rain and gloom. But then we caught a glimpse of sunshine slicing through some clouds, and raced up to the highest spot we knew nearby - this temple - as fast as we could πŸƒπŸ˜πŸ§‘ #wowjapan #dreamysunset #redonred
So much old, so much new. Somehow feeling just rig So much old, so much new. Somehow feeling just right, all swirled together.

#thisistokyo #getoutthere #oldandnew
Just hanging out at picnic tables behind a brewery Just hanging out at picnic tables behind a brewery, soaking in the view. Contemplating a move just so this could be my view every day πŸ˜‰ 😍 πŸ’›

#pnwlife #mthoodmagic #brewandview
A little chunk of Germany... in Oregon πŸ₯¨πŸ» Co A little chunk of Germany... in Oregon πŸ₯¨πŸ» Complete with glockenspiel, beer halls, brass bands, and, you guessed it, weiner dog races! πŸ˜†πŸ™ƒπŸΆ #iloveoregon #oktoberfest #ohheyfall
If I haven't waxed poetic enough about the Oregon If I haven't waxed poetic enough about the Oregon Dunes here in IG, now we've got a post with a little more love! Also a meteor shower and a puppy πŸΎπŸŒŸβ €
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#oregonlove #dogventures #pnwlife
Want to join me as I armchair travel through some Want to join me as I armchair travel through some of my old photos? πŸ“Έ This one was just last year, but similar time (late March or April). This tulip festival is closed this year, but flowers are starting to bloom all over around here -- and each one is like a little burst of sunshine in these strange times 🌷

#rayofsunshine #hellospring #flowerpower

#pnwisbest #oregon #oregonlove #tulipfestival #tulips #spring #springtime #traveloregon #explorewithme #armchairtravel #flowertime #willamettevalley