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
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 🐾🌟⠀
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#oregonlove #dogventures #pnwlife
Moments like this remind me that I'm not totally r Moments like this remind me that I'm not totally ridiculous to be so wary of the ocean, no matter how small waves might look sometimes. Even the little ones can really pack a punch 🌊💪🥊 #tidepoolsarecool #pnwlife #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 🙃😳⛩️ #whoops #unexpectedadventures #whataday
As a kid growing up in the Midwest, volcanoes to m As a kid growing up in the Midwest, volcanoes to me seemed like exotic things. What you see in movies, draw in little cartoons, and sometimes see on the news (but in a distant sort of way). Maybe that's part of why, even as an adult, areas like this caldera are so captivating for me 🤩

#publiclands #americasbestidea #adventureeveryday
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 🏃😍🧡 #wowjapan #dreamysunset #redonred
You do you 😎 #rockon #idigit You do you 😎

#rockon #idigit
Living in a mild climate near mountains is amazing Living in a mild climate near mountains is amazing on lots of ways, but being able to mostly choose when snow is in your life is possibly one of the best 😁☃️🌨️ #winterwonderland #iheartoregon #snowday
"I started early, took my dog, And visited the se "I started early, took my dog,
And visited the sea;
The mermaids in the basement
Came out to look at me.
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And frigates in the upper floor
Extended hempen hands,
Presuming me to be a mouse
Aground, upon the sands.
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But no man moved me till the tide
Went past my simple shoe,
And past my apron and my belt,
And past my bodice too,
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And made as he would eat me up
As wholly as a dew
Upon a dandelion’s sleeve –
And then I started too.
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And he – he followed close behind;
I felt his silver heel
Upon my ankle, – then my shoes
Would overflow with pearl.
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Until we met the solid town,
No man he seemed to know;
And bowing with a mighty look
At me, the sea withdrew."
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- Emily Dickenson, By the Sea

#oceanside #beautifulworld #adventureon