On our last day in Portland, we started out with good old hotel breakfast, then walked to a hipster coffee joint where we got a latte and peach hand pie to go. We made our way to Laurel Hurst park, which was another sylvan expanse of green, and featured a glittering, deep emerald pond. It … More Portland 10/7/2018 – Goat to have fun!
We recently went on a vacation to Maui with the whole family. The flight was a little over 5 hours, which was Vale’s longest one yet. We were nervous on the way there, but she did even better than on some of the shorter flights. She ate a little, napped for about an hour, and … More Maui Day 1 – 7/7/2018
Vale woke up at an ungodly hour, so we had an early breakfast at the hotel. We decided to take a drive to the other Cabo (Cabo San Jose), which was about 20 minutes out, and on the way to the airport. En route, we stopped at Playa Santa Maria, a beautiful, secluded, small stretch … More 3/4/2018 Cabo Day 3
We had a delicious Mexican breakfast in Santa Barbara, then made our way up the coast to Cambria. We stopped for a view of Lake Cachuma (left, below) and briefly in Moro Bay on the way (right, below). We arrived in the Cambria area a couple of hours early, so we went on a … More Cambria 6/2/17
Our Hawaii plans were not viable because of work scheduling, so we decided to take a long weekend up the coast for our babymoon. Our first stop was Santa Barbara, which I had suggested since I had been here some 15 years ago while in high school and loved it. Our first stop was the … More Santa Barbara 6/1/17