Texas Trip

IMG_0018It’s been about 5 years since my younger brother moved to Texas and (though he’s come to visit us) I’ve never had a chance to visit. Starting this year, I have a little more vacation time, so we decided to make that happen…

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Birthday Bonanza Part 2

We were greeted by a car frame suspended in the air, followed by a huge corridor of hands-on activities.

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Another Birthday Bonanza

IMG_8951Ever since I started offering the kids an ‘adventure’ rather than presents, two things have happened. 1: I always go broke that month 2: We always have an awesome time!

Though my daughter had some ideas, I came up with a shortlist that would fit my budget. Her choice was the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI).

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Vacation 2014 Part 5: The End

IMG_20140703_081835783The morning broke bright and clear on what was to be our last day at camp. A situation at home required I end vacation early, foregoing the 4th of July with family.

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Vacation 2014 Part 4: A Step forward, Two back…

IMG_8783Ah, the great outdoors… at this point camp was rockin’. Last night’s marshmallow sticks greeted us cheerfully. With my routine of french-pressed coffee, I was happy to whip up blueberry pancakes for the whole crowd. Today was no different than all the others, of course, we had plans!

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Vacation 2014 Part 3: Enjoying the Journey

IMG_8739We’re settled in, time for the fun to begin, what could possibly go wrong?

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Vacation 2014 Part 2: Camp Setup

IMG_8683Ah, the trials and tribulations of the first days at camp… No worries, we made sure to have fun. Four wheelers unload fast!

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Vacation 2014 Part 1: High Desert Museum

IMG_20140627_163126185Ah, my summer vacation, the 1 week a year I plan, savor, and look forward to. This year, I planned one stop for the kids and I. We met up with Aunt and Uncle at the High Desert Museum, just South of Bend, OR.IMG_8465

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Trailer Time!

IMG_20140609I’ve been watching Craigslist now for weeks in hopes of finding several things I’m in need of. There’s  a certain thrill in watching the ads, gauging the price range, stalking until that opportune moment when you can strike on that deal like a hungry leopard. Such was the case last weekend…

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Camper Demolition

IMG_8189What’s a guy to do, when the new camper has an open floor plan, and the old one is cramped? … Tear it up! While not done for the aesthetic desire, it certainly helped add some fun to the project.

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