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,
Weโ€™re searching for fun and weโ€™re on the right track!
- Bill Watterson, The Indispensable Calvin and Hobbes
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 ๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ˜ณโ›ฉ๏ธ #whoops #unexpectedadventures #whataday
๐Ÿ”ฅ Zero filters or edits, but 100% scary and hea ๐Ÿ”ฅ Zero filters or edits, but 100% scary and heartbreaking
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 ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿงก #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
We've really been feeling the end of summer these We've really been feeling the end of summer these last few days. Days are getting visibly shorter, and it's been increasingly overcast and rainy. I wish I felt more poetic about it, but guys I'm noooot reaaadyyyy โ˜€๏ธโ›ฑ๏ธ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’› #summerforever #dontleavemesun  #sunnydreams
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 ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’›

#pnwlife #mthoodmagic #brewandview
The humidity was thick enough to chew on, but the The humidity was thick enough to chew on, but the views were so expansive that it felt like we could see half the island even before we got to the top ๐Ÿฆ…โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ˜… #pushon #tothetop but #ohthehumidity
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 ๐Ÿพ๐ŸŒŸโ €
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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? ๐Ÿ“ธ 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 ๐ŸŒท

#rayofsunshine #hellospring #flowerpower

#pnwisbest #oregon #oregonlove #tulipfestival #tulips #spring #springtime #traveloregon #explorewithme #armchairtravel #flowertime #willamettevalley
Next up in our #armchairadventures, we're wanderin Next up in our #armchairadventures, we're wandering along the coast of Oregon. And there, hiding in the shadows, is I'm pretty sure the beginning of the next heartwarming Pixar movie.โ €
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#createyourownadventure #punny ๐Ÿฅ #adventureseverywhere