Category Archives: wallowa

My First ‘Fly-In’

IMG_4969Wallowa County is a small, rural, scenic place. This makes is a great spot to host a “fly-in” for aviators to gather and show off. Read on for my first experience.

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Paintball Geek-out 2017

IMG_4645My kids were fighting like teenage siblings & it had been too long since I saw old friends, so it was time to sling some paint!

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Familourism: Be a tourist with your Family

IMG_4110Read on as I blog of my brother’s visit to Wallowa County. I’ll play guide as we hike to waterfalls, visit Buckhorn Overlook, throw a birthday party, and take in the sights.

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Building Community–with a Playground–Part 2

20170428_142524Friday & Saturday the fun continues as I work on a new teams, & through Family night!

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Building Community–with a Playground–Part 1

20170427_151645In this post, I recall my participation as a volunteer for a sliver of the 3,500+ hours it took to build the City of Joseph’s new playground.

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Wenaha Muzzleloaders Rendezvous–Part 2

IMG_3871In this installment, the fun continues, and you find out who wins!

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Wenaha Muzzleloaders Rendezvous–Part 1

IMG_3803It started with a purchase of some raffle tickets, which led to a camping trip. We went to spectate and ‘checkout’ this muzzleloader “mountain-man rendezvous” in Troy, Oregon. My experience surpassed all my expectations. Read on to see why…

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An Eager Easter

IMG_3741In addition to holiday festivities, I get a jump on some to-do’s…

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Walking on Ice

IMG_3287Every few years, it gets cold enough, long enough for Wallowa lake to freeze over. It had been 4 or so years, so I wasn’t going to let this opportunity go to waste!

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ECX Sled Dog Race 2017–Part 2

 

IMG_3268_thumb[11]RACE DAY 2:

With the freshly-graded road to Salt Creek Summit, I felt okay taking my little Ford Focus for the day, and showed up for a normal shift of noon-8pm. That morning I had a lazy breakfast after Birdy & kids had all gone to school & work. Over scrambled eggs, I went through the times I had jotted down, to determine the fastest and slowest times to & from my checkpoint. This will give me an idea of when to expect the mushers, so we don’t have to stand at the trail all day & night.IMG_3272_thumb[1] (I could ask Race Central to warn me of their approach too, but that’s not as fun.)

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