When in Portland, look up!

You never know what you might be missing if you don’t look up! I learned that during my recent (first) trip to Portland, Oregon. I looked everywhere but up until I finally found the famed Portlandia statue. Back and forth I walked on the sidewalk, looking down at my navigator. I even crossed the street,…

Visiting Tombstone, Arizona? Bring your wallet!

(includes photo gallery – scroll to bottom of page) I came to appreciate the hustle of Tombstone. After all, it’s said to be the city that would not die. I knew only two things about Tombstone, Arizona, before our recent visit: It was the setting for the notorious Old West gunfight known as the “Shootout…

From the sea, for the sea: Is that your missing flip-flop?

The gallery is a “must-see” for visitors to the Oregon Coast. Don’t let the colorful and whimsical creations at the Washed Ashore Gallery in Bandon, Oregon, fool you. The volunteers who run the organization aren’t trying to amuse you – they’re hoping to shock you with the reality that all of the components of the…

The adventure continues…

Riding in the sidecar is a lot like being on an old-time carnival ride. This picture is of my husband (when we still lived in California) getting ready to take off on a trip with me in the sidecar.  The motorcycle is a Ural, made in Russia. It’s a lot of fun and riding in…