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  • Summer Camping Trip

    Summer Camping Trip

    This last weekend, we went camping in central Oregon, a little south of Bend and Sunriver, but close enough to both to visit. Jamison and I took the opportunity to visit The Longboard Store near the Old Mill District in Bend. We also rented bikes and kayaks in Sunriver and a pontoon boat at East…

  • Backyard Campout

    Backyard Campout

    Jamison decided a backyard campout would be fun. He went with the “full meal deal,” including a fire in the fire pit, s’mores, and a sleepover in the tent. Meisa made sure all wild animals were kept at bay. I even remembered to turn off the automatic sprinklers. That would have been a little too…

  • Jackson School Camping

    Jackson School Camping

    Jamison and his 6th-grade classmates had their end-of-the-year camping and service day at Jackson School today. The students set up tents on the playground and “camped out” between doing service projects on campus. The weather cooperated, as usual, sending a light drizzle during pitching. It felt just like regular camping. Suzi collected the orders and…

  • Mt. Rainier Camping Trip

    Mt. Rainier Camping Trip

    This last weekend, we took a brief family camping vacation to Mt. Rainier. This is the first we’ve been to Mt. Rainier National Park even though we’ve lived in the Great Northwet (yup) since ’87. We’re already planning our next trip to the mountain. In fact, we think it might be fun to backpack (part…

  • Sand Dunes

    Sand Dunes

    Sand dunes come in all sizes. So doPeople, and it takes a big man toRoll down a sand dune. Earlier this week, my mother handed me this black and white 8X10 picture glued to a faded piece of tan construction paper. I believe my oldest brother was the photographer. She found the picture in just…