Weekly Wanderings #32 – Palouse

We left Portland (or Hotland as I've dubbed it) on Sunday and we had a very eventful trip full of misadventures. Some days are just like that, the last one being our trip from Phoenix to Dayville. We stopped for gas in Troutdale where we had stayed the previous week because it's a truck friendly area with several fuel stations. We picked Love's because it's our preferred brand and loaded up on … [Read more...]

Happy 100 Years to the National Park Service!!

I'm a little bit ashamed to admit this, but prior to this year I didn't have a real appreciation for our national park system.  Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Yosemite was always peripherally there, but my only conscious thoughts about that park was to avoid it in the summer! We did have a couple of lovely visits to this park in the winter though. Boy was I wrong. Taking this year off … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #31 – Portland

It's not Portland, it's HOTland! We have been boiling to death here. Okay, an exaggeration, we have air-conditioning in the RV, but we want to be out and about in Portland, and the weather hasn't been playing nice! But you know what this city has a lot of? Coffee shops!  We don't have awesome wifi in the RV park (what else is new) so we have been spending hot afternoons working in the coffee … [Read more...]


Currently | 8.18.16 Watching | The Harry Potter series. > We had only seen 1, 2 and 4 so we are currently in the middle of a Harry Potter marathon to see the whole series.  I was so surprised to see Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame in #3, but I then realized the movie came out three years before the Twilight series, still is was funny to see! Maybe not having a good internet (or any … [Read more...]

Exploring the Oregon Coast

For years while living in the San Francisco Bay Area I wanted to take a road trip up the Oregon coast.  Mr. Misadventures and I had planned several one-to-two week trips, but when it came time to pull the trigger we were always lured back to Europe. Last year when we bought the RV I knew that I was finally going to get the trip I wanted. We spent five weeks slowly climbing the coast. We started … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #30 – Portland

After three weeks in Central Oregon and five weeks on the coast, we are back in civilization! Portland that is! It's been a busy week.  We arrived Monday to rain (always fun for setting up the RV) and took advantage of the "bad" weather to knock some errands off our list.  It's been awhile since we've been in a major city and once we leave Portland we won't be near another until sometime in … [Read more...]

Exploring Central Oregon

Mr. Misadventures and I spent three weeks in Central Oregon, staying in Dayville, Redmond and Crescent. This part of Oregon is really unique. During our time we found ourselves in the arid high desert, in lush redwood forests with gorgeous waterfalls and along volcanic lakes that were both harsh and breathtaking. The Painted Hills were quite beautiful, the geological layers, mesmerizing.  The … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #29 – Oregon Coast, Newport/Garibaldi

On Friday we moved from Newport further north to Garibaldi, just outside of Tillamook. The ten days we spent in Newport were very, very quiet. One highlight was visiting the Rogue Ales Headquarters and I will be writing a post about this amazing brewery and distillery soon. We also visited the aquarium, small but well done. Otherwise, we did a big spring cleaning both inside and … [Read more...]

$100 Redbox OR Netflix Gift Card

Mr. Misadventures and I have been using Netflix like crazy. However sometimes we can't stream and we see those little red boxes in the town we are staying and think, "we should grab a disc to watch on our player."  Both Netflix and Redbox definitely have their benefits and who wouldn't like to get $100 towards either? Prize: $100 Redbox OR Netflix Gift Card (winners choice) Co-hosts: Coupons … [Read more...]

Weekly Wanderings #28 – Oregon Coast, Newport

After more than six months on the road nothing should surprise me anymore when it comes to RV sites. I tell you, each time we move, its truly an adventure - along with lots of misadventures - as to the quality of the place that will be our home for the week, a couple of weeks, or even a month. No matter how beautiful a site looks on a website, or how many great reviews it gets, the only way to … [Read more...]