5 of America’s Most Unique Lavender Farms

Summer is just heating up and that means one thing to me. Lavender. There is nothing quite like walking through a heady field of lavender. As your senses take in the deep piney-floral aroma of the beautiful purple flowers, it's easy for your mind to wander to the south of France. However, you don't have to hop on a plane to Aix-en-Provence to visit a lavender farm, there are hundreds of … [Read more...]

Locals I Love – Lavender Valley Farm

I love Instagram. Not only is it fun to share my misadventures from a visual perspective, but I also find great suggestions for places to eat, RV parks to stay in and things to see.  It was while I was perusing a PNW tag that I came across a photo from a lavender farm in the Mt. Hood area. I showed Mr. Misadventures the photo and told him we must visit it while we were staying in the Portland … [Read more...]

Locals I Love – Bob’s Red Mill

I love Bob's Red Mill. Love them. Love them. Love them! Our local grocery store in Berkeley carried a huge amount of their products and we bought buckwheat flour to make crepes, waffle mixes and various beans to make soups.  We are big fans of the food, but I knew very little about the company. When we planned our itinerary for the summer we knew we were going to spend some extra time in … [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 August 2016

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...]

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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...]

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...]