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Tagged With: Camping

Top 10 Hidden Gems of the Pacific Northwest!

“In Washington for the next three weeks, hopefully I don’t go insane from boredom!” That’s an actual post by a friend of mine from the Academy, disagreeable about their summer training assignment. As a Midshipmen, once a summer it’s required we are stationed with a ship for four weeks with an enlisted “running mate” in … Continue reading »

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Spring is Here!

Spring means long walks in the woods! Spring is here! The apple and cherry trees are already blossoming around Seattle and the weather is getting warmer. We did not have much of a winter anyway. I know people from the north eastern part of the country probably do not want to hear that. They are … Continue reading »

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Ape Caves

Entrance to the Ape Cave Everyone always asks, “Why are they called Ape Caves?” Keep reading and I will try to explain. Our Boy Scout troop just returned from another camping expedition! We try to go camping every month: rain, shine, snow, or heat. The boys are usually up for getting out in the wild … Continue reading »

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Crater Lake

Day 2 of Our Oregon Experience! We decided that on the second full day of our vacation in southern Oregon to visit Crater Lake National Park. This amazing place has been on both Mishele’s and my must see list since we were children. It is page 696 of 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Probably … Continue reading »

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Road Trip!

Family travel on the open road again We decided to hit the open road in our RV while the boys were on spring break from school. All of us much needed a break from the daily routine. Like many families, we have a bad habit of falling into a rut and need a vacation now … Continue reading »

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Igloo Outing

How to Make an Igloo Why sleep in a comfortable bed inside a nice warm house when you can sleep in a frozen dome outside in the mountains? The answer is simple, you must be a Boy Scout. Only Scouts would think that spending the night away from the comforts of civilization in an igloo … Continue reading »

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Remember the Boy Scout Motto

What to do on a rainy day in Seattle? This is why Starbucks was invented here. As I look out our 6th story window across Lake Washington to Seattle, a cold, grey rain blankets the city. My optimistic weekend plans for a hike or kayak have been washed away. Normally, we do not let a … Continue reading »

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Family Travel Taking on a Whole New Meaning

Home is Where You Park It? So, my wife, Mishele, has this crazy idea to buy a new RV and move into it full time! This makes family travel take on a whole new meaning. After we visited the Seattle RV Show last week (please see last week’s post), she has been bitten by the … Continue reading »

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Summer Camps

This summer has turned out to be the camping summer. We normally do everything together as a family, but as our boys get older we believe giving them some independence is also important. Plus, mom and dad like quiet time alone too. So, we agreed to send the boys to different camps this summer. They … Continue reading »

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