Last week I related how to survive camping with fourteen teenagers. Keeping them entertained was the hardest part, but thanks to the US Navy we received some assistance in the entertainment department. We were lucky enough to pick a weekend at Fort Flagler State Park when the US Navy Band was scheduled to give a […]
Archives for August 2009
Newport has a lot to offer but it certainly has gotten busy over the years. You can’t avoid the beautiful Bay Bridge and it is worth a stop to really look at it. Friends from North Ranch were supposed to volunteer for the summer at Yaquina Head Lighthouse north of Newport but they hadn’t arrived […]
While camping with fourteen teenagers definitely qualifies as an adventure, it can be a very enjoyable experience with proper planning and preparation! My wife and I have assisted with our church youth group camp outing for many years now. Our travel trailer serves as a cargo trailer for all of the food and camping gear. […]
This customer came to us looking for more kitchen counter space. L.J. came up with the idea to build them a center island that could be rolled out of the way to bring the slides in. The cabinet along the wall originally had a table coming out of the center. We took that out and […]
DENVER – When President Obama and his family visit Yellowstone and Grand Canyon National Parks this coming weekend, they will be following in the footsteps of several other U.S. presidents. The previous presidential park visits were frequently for official business, but often, they were also for fun.
OVERLAND PARK, KS – Nothing is worse than having an accident and getting to get your car towed away, unless your car is taken to a shop you didn’t select and held hostage until you pay up.
ST. LOUIS — Enjoy the great outdoors – and indoors – in St. Louis this fall. Whether you’re a “leaf-peeper” looking for fantastic fall foliage or an outdoorsy-type who loves a hiking or biking challenge, there’s something for everyone in the Gateway to the West.
NEW YORK – Looking for a great vacation spot? From Alaska to Virginia, take a look at the towns that grew up around the discovery of copper, the mineral that helped build America, according to the Copper Development Association.
If #101 takes a short inland route, another route usually continues to follow the ocean and sometimes it isn’t a very good one. I took one that I thought I hadn’t taken before, but half way along it I recognized a place I had visited. That was all right. It jogged my memory and I […]
Good news for those of us in the Pacific Northwest that enjoy camping at Fort Flagler State Park on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Virtually all of the spaces in the lower campground are now full hook up spaces, even those great view spaces right on the water. Spaces with existing hookups were upgraded with new water […]
I had forgotten that one of the nicest things about crossing into Oregon is that they pump the gas! Having driven #101 and the 400 miles of shoreline many times over the years, I’m sure I’ve visited every lighthouse and enjoyed every bridge but I never get tired of it. Thankfully, Oregon State Parks had the foresight to keep ocean space for everyone to enjoy. Where it has not been set aside for the public, housing development has infringed to the very edge; consequently, some parks are very small but holding their own.