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Celebrate the 2019 Holiday Season with a Sleigh Ride!

Celebrate the 2019 Holiday Season with a Sleigh Ride!

While we can’t always guarantee snow in December throughout the Pacific Northwest, those with snow can enjoy an honest-to-goodness sleigh ride, while the milder climates enjoy their own version with horse-drawn wagons, carriages, and trolleys. Grab a lap blanket, a mug of hot cocoa and enjoy a special holiday treat.The… Read More

Day Trip Destinations for an Oregon Spring Break

It is almost spring break time, and time to enjoy a little mini-vacation time with the kids. If you are a stay-at-home spring breaker like me, you may be looking for day trip exploration ideas to do with your kids here in the PNW. Here are a few ideas for… Read More

The Salem Riverfront Carousel

The Salem Riverfront Carousel

In Salem, Oregon there is a jewel on the riverfront. Kids and adults alike will find joy in the beautiful carousel at Riverfront Park in downtown Salem. Housed indoors away from the elements, you can enjoy a visit rain or shine. The incredibly detailed hand carved horses are all unique…. Read More

McStevens Chocolate Factory

McStevens Chocolate Factory

There is a secret little stop any chocoholic may want to make next time you are in Vancouver. McStevens Hot Chocolate is based in Vancouver, WA and has a gift shop open to the pubic at their factory just off I-205. Try a sample from their free hot chocolate station,… Read More

Wednesday on the Water

Wednesday on the Water

#WednesdayOnTheWater | #ColumbiaRiverGorge | #LatourellFalls Looking forward to a forecast of rain this weekend, I had to get out and enjoy the sunshine yesterday! You can’t take 80° weather in April for granted. So I sprayed my son down in sunscreen and told him we were going on an adventure… Read More