March 2020 – McDowell Creek Falls

I feel like I should start this post with an apology. By the time this is published, it’s likely that most of us will be completely relegated to our homes, with seemingly no end in sight. And yet here I am, taunting you with an outdoor adventure.

Full disclosure: we went on this hike prior to the full “Stay Home” policy of Oregon, so please keep that in mind as we bring a little nature to you! While the policy does still allow for hiking, it appears that hiking is the reprieve for MANY, and it’s not possible to keep six feet apart from other hikers on many of the trails. Be smart, stay safe.

Video is below!

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March 2019 – Kauai Overview

Aloha! We just finished a full week on the island of Kauai and it was magical! Of all the Hawaiian islands, it’s known as the Garden Isle, and it’s plain to see why as you make your approach into the airport at Lihu’e (we heard this pronounced SO many ways during the week we were there, but mostly we heard it as “Leh-hue-ee”).

Want to watch a fun overview video? It’s posted on YouTube!

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March 2019 – Cape Disappointment – North and McKenzie Heads Trail

**Spoiler Alert**—Cape Disappointment was NOT disappointing. In fact, I think we can safely say that it exceeded our expectations and we can’t wait to go back and explore more of the area!

Cape Disappointment State Park is on the southwestern part of the coast in Washington State. There is a $10 day use fee, although if you plan on visiting more Washington State Parks, I’d recommend a Discover Pass, as the annual pass is only $30. It’s pretty simple to get to from Portland, but also makes for a fairly long day-trip. There are campsites and wonderful day-use spaces within the part of the park that we ventured to, but I can imagine it can get a bit chaotic during the summer months.

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