Category archives: Personal

  • Our Brompton Tour in Portland |Oregon

  •   Portland! The land of bikes, cool shops, and funky people. We just loved our time here. In planning our trip, Josh came across a cool shop that rented out Brompton folding bikes. In case you haven’t heard of them, Bromptons are some of the best folding bikes around. They are made in London, so retailers [...]
  • Cannon Beach - Cape Disappointment | Oregon

  • I fell in love with Cannon Beach as soon as we parked our camper. First of all- the beach is breathtaking. Giant rocks right off the turquoise ocean, adorable beach cottages covered in cedar shakes, tiny coffee houses, and mountains surrounding us. PLUS our campground had blazing fast wifi AND a hot tub. I was h [...]
  • La Push | Washington

  •       In our time on the Olympic Peninsula, nearly everyone we talked to suggested we visit La Push and Cape Flattery. While we didn’t get the chance to visit Cape Flattery (the most northwesterly point of the continental United States), we did spend a day at La Push. La Push [...]
  • Salt Creek Recreation Area |Washington

  •   Something really cool to experience on the Pacific Northwest coast is the tidal pools. I’ve seen pictures of starfish and anemones on the rocks at low tide. When inquiring about this, the owner of the Elwha Dam RV Park recommended that we visit the Salt Creek Recreation area. The Salt Creek Recreation Are [...]
  • Hoh Rainforest - Sol Duc Area |Washington

  •   While out on the Olympic Peninsula, Josh and I had the chance to meet up with an old high school friend. Shane Welch is an awesome wedding photographer who was in my (Shelley’s) grade at West Chicago High School. We hadn’t seen each other since about ten years ago, but Facebook and Instagram kept all of u [...]
  • Windy Day at Dungeness Spit | Washington

  •   Dungeness Spit is located on the Olympic Peninsula in the town of Sequim. Its a small park that juts far out into the bay. Actually, I say its small, but there is a fair amount of hiking available here. There is a lighthouse at the very tip of Dungeness Spit you can hike to . It’s 10 miles round trip over [...]
  • Hoh Rainforest - Hall of Mosses | Washington

  • The Hoh Rainforest was one place Josh and I had on our “must visit” list. We knew that when we went, we wanted to spend the whole day exploring, so we tried to plan our visit according to the forecast. Well, seeing as the forecast for the entire week was 100% chance of rain, we just went. This time however- we were [...]
  • Camping on Olympic Peninsula | Washington

  • As you’ve probably figured out by now, we made it to Washington State! We had a backcountry skiing engagement session planned with our couple Kim and Kevin just outside of Seattle, so we used this time off as an excuse to take our camper along the West Coast. While in Washington, we chose to camp just outside of Ol [...]