• May 23, 2021

     Pressed pennies are honestly one of favorite souvenirs! I have a "passport" that I have stuck all my pennies in. I look for them everywhere I go, you think more places would have them, but they are actually kind of hard to find. Or you ...
  • May 12, 2021

    I have done this many times now, I'm now as an explorer/adventurer to my fellow friends/family/coworkers etc. I wouldn't have it any other way though. I'm always exploring and traveling to areas near me since I can't travel far. You don'...
  • Hidden Forest Cave Oregon
    Apr 22, 2021

    For the first time ever since I wasn't working I celebrated earth day! I went with two friends on a short exploration hike to a bunch of caves in the area. The coolest cave out of them all was the hidden forest cave. It has a giant entra...
  • Apr 12, 2021

     Since I work at a gas station, we get homeless people that come in all the time. I will give them free coffee/soda, one day I got a bunch of burgers from McDonald's and gave them to the homeless people that came in. Don't have a photo f...
  • Scout Camp Trailhead Oregon
    Apr 5, 2021

    As part of my 52 hike challenge, one of my hikes sent me down into a canyon. Located along the deschutes river near Terrebonne, the hike descends into the canyon and follows along part of the river. There are parts along the trail that a...
  • Mar 20, 2021

     I work at a Chevron that also has a McDonald's inside the same building. I'm a cashier so I see everyone that comes in. There has been a few times now when someone is having a bad day or homeless and I bought them some lunch. I'm a stro...
  • Mar 18, 2021

    Z Nation is an American action/horror/comedy-drama/post-apocalyptic television series that airs on Syfy, created by Karl Schaeferand Craig Engler, and produced by The Asylum. The first season of 13 episodes premiered on September 12, 201...
  • Mar 18, 2021

       Tzatziki is a Greek sauce served with grilled meats or as a dip. Tzatziki is made of strained yogurt (usually from sheep or goat milk) mixed with cucumbers, garlic, salt, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and sometimes dill. American vers...
  • Feb 1, 2021

    This beautiful hidden gem is tucked away from society on the outskirts of Sweet Home. You would never think these fantasy like waterfalls are just a short detour off the highway.There is actually 3 waterfalls within the area. You can see...
  • Jan 18, 2021

     I took 5 days off to ring in turning 30. I didn't end up doing a whole lot because of Covid. Most businesses were closed, but I made the most of it though and went to the coast for a day. I explored new parts of the state and came acros...
  • Jan 18, 2021

    One of our state’s more unusual geological sights is the garden of huge balanced rocks in Central Oregon southwest of Madras. Located within sight of the Metolius River arm of Lake Billy Chinook, these unusual rock formations are as phot...
  • Dec 29, 2020

    Beautiful but cold! The frozen surroundings around the falls looks really cool. 
  • Oct 6, 2020

     I took my kids on a couple camping trips this year, but the most memorable one to me is the one we took in fall. The colors were beautiful and we found a secluded spot along the John day river. We had the entire area to ourselves and di...
  • Aug 4, 2020

      During a trip to the Oregon Coast, my kids and I embarked on a journey on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railway.  We sat at the very front of the train so everytime the train produced steam we got drizzled on from the mist. It was also kind...
  • Aug 3, 2020

     During a trip to the Oregon Coast, my kids and I embarked on a journey on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railway.  We sat at the very front of the train so everytime the train produced steam we got drizzled on from the mist. It was also kind o...
  • Aug 2, 2020

    Proposal Rock is the intriguing blob-like structure sitting in front of you, boasting a small forest sitting on top. There's a sizable creek between you and it, however, and to get to the structure means crossing this cold body of water ...
  • Jul 21, 2020

    This place is a hidden gem in the middle of nowhere! You would never expect there to be a beautiful waterfall where it is located. Next to the river at the end of the waterfall is an abandoned water plant.  The river that flows through t...
  • Jul 7, 2020

    White River Falls State Park isn't necessarily an isolated gorge, but it is at the same time. It's out in the middle of nowhere and you basically have to know about it. You hike down into this canyon that leads to a river and waterfall w...
  • Jun 28, 2020

     A friend and I decided we wanted to spend a night out in the woods drinking and having fun. So we we found a clearing out in the woods where we had a big view of the night sky. It was a warm clear night so we laid down on a blanket and...
  • Crooked river ranch Oregon
    May 27, 2020

    Right before they closed off the property, I climbed to the top of an abandoned water tower. The bottom portion of the ladder was taken out so someone attached a homemade rope ladder.  The tower is a bit older and tall so the climb up wa...
  • May 25, 2020

     The father of my children and the man I was with for 9 years kicked me out of the house for another woman. That hurt me pretty deeply so for the next couple weekends when I didn't have my kids I went out of town on little mini adventure...
  • May 10, 2020

    The last thing my ex and I did together before he left me for someone else.  It was Mother's Day weekend and I wanted to go camping. So we went camping out in the Ochocos, one of my favorite Forest in Oregon. It was just us and our two k...
  • Ochoco National Forest Oregon
    Apr 30, 2020

    In the Ochoco National Forest not to far from where I live is a bunch of old abandoned mines. When you see the places, its hard to believe that all that equipment was just left to rot away in the woods. It makes for some interesting expl...
  • Apr 26, 2020

    Fun activity to do while your kids are still young!   
  • Apr 20, 2020

      1. The Wizard of Oz - (1939, Victor Fleming) (Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley)    2. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - (2003, Peter Jackson) (Elijah Wood, Sean Astin)    3. Beauty and the Beast - (1946, Jean Cocteau)...
  • Apr 20, 2020

    1. 2001: A Space Odyssey - (1968) (Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood)    2. Star Wars: Ep.V - The Empire Strikes Back - (1980) (Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford)    3. Metropolis - (1927) (Alfred Abel, Brigitte Helm)    4. Star Wars...
  • Apr 20, 2020

    A-Anchorage Alaska  B-Butte Montana  C-Crater Lake National Park  Oregon D-Disneyland-CA  E- Ellensburg Washington  F- Florida  G-Glacier National Park-Montana  H-Hope Alaska  I -Idanha Oregon  J- Jackson Wyoming K-Kenai Fjords...
  • Apr 20, 2020

      Cascade Lakes Highway-Oregon Going-to-the-sun road- Montana Seward Highway- Alaska  Grand Teton National Park to Jackson Hole- Wyomng  Parts of Route 66/ Vermillion Cliffs to Grand Canyon- Arizona 
  • Apr 20, 2020

    Abiqua Falls-Scotts Mills Oregon Scotts Mills Park Waterfall-Oregon Otter Beach Waterfall-Newport Oregon Chush Falls-Sisters Oregon Upper Chush Falls-Sisters Oregon  Lake Billy Chinook Waterfall-Madras Oregon  Proxy Falls-Three S...
  • Apr 20, 2020

    Long Island Ice Tea AMF  (Adios Motherfucker)  Screaming Red Zombie Strawberry Daiquiri Strawberry Margarita  Giggity Giggity Gone!  Jack and Coke White Russian Mudslide Screwdriver  Piña Colada Skinny Absolutely Absolut® Fr...
  • Apr 7, 2020

    Yummy and easy to make! My family devoured it and let barely any for the next day!  The texture was a mixture between cake and bread.  https://www.thecountrycook...
  • Mar 1, 2020

    Covid-19.....that is all I have to say! Everyone had to start wearing mask and most things were shut down due to social distancing. I know that people are all over on this topic, but I think it was all planned. I won't go into exactly wh...
  • Jan 18, 2020

     I love classic roadside American diners, I wish more of them where still around!  For my 29th birthday I visited the Tillamook area on the Oregon Coast. We decided to eat at this cute little 1950's themed diner called Dutch Mill Diner ...
  • Jan 18, 2020

    The Octopus Tree is a massive Sitka spruce with branches growing like giant tentacles from its 50-foot base. The tree’s odd shape, according to local historians and Tillamook tribal descendants, comes not from the ravages of wind, as som...
  • Jan 18, 2020

     While exploring a more secluded beach along the Oregon Coast my boyfriend and I found 2 starfish washed up on the shore. One was covered in rocks and hard to see, while the other one sadly made for a great photo. That wasnt the only thi...
  • Jan 18, 2020

     I visited the Cape Meares Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast near Tillamook for my 29th birthday! It was raining and foggy but that didn't stop use from enjoying the coast and seeing the lighthouse! Lighthouses are beautiful on a sunny day,...
  • Jan 18, 2020

    Although not as big and impressive as I thought it would be, it is still a really big tree! I felt so little standing beside it! It felt amazing as well to be standing beside something so ancient. The tree is located near Cape Meares Sta...
  • Jan 10, 2020

    I personally enjoyed this book and share a similar free spirit/mindset as McCandless. That being said doesn't mean I agree with everything he did. I have mixed feeling about the the entire situation. Either way it is a good read based on...
  • Jan 5, 2020

     I make my kids birthday cake for them every year, it is something I look forward and plan on doing until they are 18 or decide they do want me to do it or something. 
  • Dec 21, 2019

     One of my favorite things to honestly do during the holiday season! I love baking and decorating cookies with my kiddos!  for some reason I can't find my pictures of decorating the cookies so I posted pictures of the cupcakes we decorat...
  • Dec 21, 2019

    "Warm Bodies" written by Isaac Marion- Warm Bodies (2013) Directed by Jonathan Levine  "Lord of the Flies" written by William Golding-Lord of the Flies (1963) Directed by Peter Brook  "To Kill a Mockingbird" written by Harper Lee-To ...
  • Dec 15, 2019

    One day at my work I got to dress up as an elf with Santa! I enjoyed every moment of it and I wish I got to do it more than once. The following week, I took my son in to see the same santa the following week and he really enjoyed it. He ...
  • Dec 8, 2019

     I have always lived in a place where it snows during the winter, so I have done this many times.....usually under the influence of something =D haha life is short live it up   
  • Nov 28, 2019

    I made these as an appetizer in the crock pot for Thanksgiving and they were a huge hit! I will be making these for the holidays every year now! 
  • Nov 19, 2019

     I liked them, but after all the hype I have heard about them I was honestly disappointed! They have a unique taste to them for sure, but they just weren't good enough to me to understand why people rave about them. It was like a weird B...
  • Oct 26, 2019

     I have ran through a corn feild while trying to find my way through a corn maize. I think it is fun to get lost in a corn maize but that is just me =D haha 
  • Oct 5, 2019

     Of course I didn't see anything but a sky full of beautiful stars! Still a fun way to spend a few hours in the evening drinking beer and staring at the night sky wondering what lies beyond.  not my photographs
  • Sep 23, 2019

    On my trip to Alaska I picked up a small package of salmon jerky, because why wouldnt you while visiting Alaska!? I honestly wish I brought back more flavors to try, but it is expensive and I wasnt sure if I would like it. Well, I liked ...
  • Sep 20, 2019

      Volcanic Legacy Scenic Byway  Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway McKenzie Pass Byway Journey Through Time Scenic Byway   Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway  
  • Sep 16, 2019

     Not the greatest fort....will improve in the future and be easier the older they get. But for now the quick easy fun forts are a great way to entertain the kids for a little bit. Great bonding experience/skill teaching time as well. 
  • Sep 14, 2019

    Even though it was an enclosed Ferris wheel that still counts right? 😂 let's just say if there wasn't windows we would probably have done more than kissing!   
  • Sep 10, 2019

     There a quite a few alpaca farms where I live in central Oregon, so I decided to take my son to one after he got out of preschool one day. It is called Cresent Moon ranch and it is only about 30-35 minutes from where I live (10 minutes ...
  • Aug 27, 2019

     I spent a night to myself along the John Day river in Eastern Oregon, just drinking beer and eating wings while enjoying a fire and watching the stars. I sat there next to the river for hours, taking in the solitude and enjoying nature....
  • Aug 27, 2019

     I have done this a few times now, but one of the most memorable ones was when I was fighting with my boyfriend and decided to take a trip to one of my favorite places in Oregon. The painted hills area in central/eastern Oregon is my hap...
  • Aug 20, 2019

    Invasion of the body snatchers Godzilla The incredible shrinking man The thing from another world House on haunted hill House of wax Creature from the black lagoon The blob The curse of Frankenstein  The mummy 
  • Aug 12, 2019

     The first time I went kayaking it was in a lake. Kayaking in the oean vs a little lake is a huge difference! I spent a afternoon sea kayaking in Alaska around Fox island near Seward. I spent about 3 hours on the water and let me tell y...
  • Aug 12, 2019

      In commercial aviation, a red-eye flight is a flight scheduled to depart at night and arrive the next morning. The term "red-eye" derives from the symptom of having red eyes, which can be caused by fatigue or late-night travel. Red-...
  • Aug 11, 2019

    While visiting Seward Alaska, I boarded a boat to Fox Island for a day of sea kayaking! The island is located in resurrection bay and can only be reached by a tour guide boat or boat taxi. The island is kind of small but has a few hidden...
  • Aug 11, 2019

    I went on a sea kayking adventure around Fox Island just a boat ride from Seward. The water that time of year just happened to be infested with jelly fish! The island's shore was lined with them and they were everywhere in the water! It ...
  • Aug 11, 2019

    The place where I got to experience this was at Fox Island in Alaska of all places! I didn't get very many pictures of the place since it as just a pit stop on a sea kayaking tour. We stopped on a beach along the island to take a quick b...
  • Aug 11, 2019

      Winchester Mystery House-San Jose California. It once was the personal residence of Sarah Winchester, the widow of gun magnate William Wirt Winchester. It was continuously under construction for 38 years and is reported to be haunte...
  • Aug 11, 2019

    I like crab, but it isnt my favorite. I had to eat some while I was in Alaska...because yeah I was in Alaska. =D I ate crab legs at Fox Island in the Kenai Peninsula after going sea kayaking. It was a truly amazing experience!! 
  • Aug 11, 2019

      U.S. 191 -Jackson WY to Yellowstone National Park  (September 2014) Highway 101/Pacific Coast Highway-Oregon (many times)  Historic Columbia River Scenic Highway-Oregon (July 2014)  Going to the sun road - Glacier National Park M...
  • Aug 10, 2019

    Sixmile Creek is a short, approximately 12 miles waterway with some of the most exciting whitewater rafting in Alaska. The Six Mile Creek drainage starts as Granite Creek flowing from the top of Turnagain Pass on the Seward Highway, part...
  • Aug 10, 2019

     The first time I went white water rafting, we only went through two class 3 rapids. That was not nearly enough for me!  On my trip to Alaska, I got to experience both class 4 and 5 rapids! I went white water rafting on a river near Hop...
  • Aug 10, 2019

     One of the most thrilling expereinces I have had! The views/scenery along the way was just incredible! I saw so many fish and at one point when I jumped in at the end I felt a fish touch me. I got to raft down class 4 and 5 rapids, and ...
  • Aug 10, 2019

    This was a truly amazing experience! I booked a sea kayaking trip around Fox Island off the coast of Seward. Included in that was a buffet lunch that included roast beef and Salmon and king crab legs for a little bit of an extra cost.   ...
  • Aug 9, 2019

      Seward (Alutiiq: Qutalleq) is an incorporated home rule city in Alaska, United States. Located on Resurrection Bay, a fjord of the Gulf of Alaska on the Kenai Peninsula, Seward is situated on Alaska's southern coast, approximately 120...
  • Aug 9, 2019

     My mom passed away when I was 13 years old. It took me 15 years to finallly spread her ashes, but I am glad I waited until I visited Alaska. She always wanted to live/visit Alaska but she never got a chance. I decide Alaska would be the...
  • Aug 9, 2019

     Some of the most fun I have ever had on the water! I completed this while rafting near Hope Alaska. At one point our raft flip and I got stuck under the water/raft for a what felt like a long time. I was freaking the fuck out, but I cal...
  • Aug 9, 2019

    Recognized for its scenic, natural, historical and recreational values, the 127-mile Seward Highway holds triple designation: USDA Forest Service Scenic Byway, Alaska Scenic Byway, and All-American Road. The first 50 miles of the Seward...
  • Exit Glacier, Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK, United States
    Aug 9, 2019

    Exit Glacier is a glacier derived from the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains of Alaska and one of Kenai Fjords National Park'smajor attractions. It is one of the most accessible valley glaciers in Alaska and is a visible indicator ...
  • Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
    Aug 9, 2019

    I liked it, but I didn't think it was anything special. It was basically just like a basic hot dog but made with reindeer meat. A little on the chewy side.   
  • Aug 9, 2019

     The lake I visited was Portage Lake in the Chugach National Forest. I spent the afternoon taking a cruise to see Portage glacier. There use to not be a lake there 105 years ago, that is how fast the glacier is melting! The water is a we...
  • Aug 9, 2019

    The Chugach National Forest is a 6,908,540-acre (27,958 km2) United States National Forest in south central Alaska. It is located in the mountains surrounding Prince William Sound including the eastern Kenai Peninsula and the delta of th...
  • Aug 8, 2019

     On my visit to Alaska I stayed at a lodged located about 40 miles from Denali National Park, with a gorgeous view of the Alaskan Mountain Range. What I didn't know until I arrived in Alasaka, is that only 30% of people who come to Alasa...
  • Aug 8, 2019

    I spent a few hours on a glass ceiling train from Anchorage to Talkeetna. Along the way we saw two moose and learned a lot about the local history of the area. I had a few beers and enjoyed the fresh air on the deck below. Besides the sc...
  • Aug 7, 2019

     I ate salmon twice while I was visiting Alaska, it is basically a must if you eat meat! Salmon is everywhere in Alaska. The first time I ate it I tried it in a salmon chowder. I was pretty hesitate about trying it, but I ended up really...
  • Aug 7, 2019

     While visiting Alaska, I took a jet boat ride near Talkeenta that took us to an authentic fur trappers cabin that was used until 1980! During that time we got to see many authentic furs from several different animals and touch them if w...
  • Aug 7, 2019

      A jetboat is a boat propelled by a jet of water ejected from the back of the craft. Unlike a powerboat or motorboat that uses an external propeller in the water below or behind the boat, a jetboat draws the water from under the boat t...
  • Aug 7, 2019

     It is on pretty much every menu in Alaska! If you eat meat and don't try it while visiting Alaska than why are you even visiting? haha im just kidding, but seriously besides salmon,caribou (reindeer) is not hard to find. I tried it as a...
  • Aug 6, 2019

     One of the first things I did on my trip to Alaska was board a train towards Denali National Park/ Talkeenta. It was about a 5 hour train ride there. During that time we had someone explain to us the landscape and area's we were passing...
  • Aug 6, 2019

     I rode on a train with a glass ceiling from Anchorage Alaska to Talkeetna. Talk about a train ride with a view! Right off the bat not even 30 miles from Anchorage we spotted two moose! Having a glass ceiling allows you to see so much yo...
  • Aug 6, 2019

     So freaking expensive! But got me to where I needed during my trip to Alaska. I only used them when I really needed to since they are pretty expensive. 
  • Aug 6, 2019

    approximately 1864 miles.....I accomplished this goal when I visited Alaska the summer of 2019! It is the farthest I've been from my birthplace in Polson Montana. I have never left the US, but I have still completed this goal. Funny how ...
  • Aug 6, 2019

     Tasty, but I wouldn't say my favorite meat. It is a bit to chewy for me. I tried it as hot dog and burger and they both seemed a little chewy to me. I think it is worth trying at least once if you are adventours like that! It is everywh...
  • Aug 6, 2019

     I traveled solo for the first time at 28 years old, there is never a wrong age or time to have that first solo travel experience! For years I had wanted to spread my moms ashes in Alaska, for a lot of different reasons. After almost a y...
  • Aug 6, 2019

     I took a glass ceiling train from Anchorage to Talkneeta Alaska! It is an experience I will never forget! They add beer, wine and hard liquor mixed drinks as well! I was not expecting that at all so I was pretty exited I am not going to...
  • Aug 5, 2019

     On my flight from Portland Oregon to Anchorage Alaska there was a beautiful sunset! I just so happened to have the window seat and was able to capture the colors of the sky. It was my second time on a place (at the age of 28), the first...
  • Aug 4, 2019

    Never in my life did I think I would catch the brides bouquet!! I was at my nieces wedding (who is only a few years younger than me haha) and when she called everyone up to catch the bouquet I kind of stood on the outside of the group be...
  • Aug 2, 2019

    Rob Zombie was so much fun to watch live! He knows how to keep a crowd entertained for sure! I saw him and Manson live during their "Twins from Hell" tour in Portland Oregon. During his show he had "creatures" come out during his perform...
  • Aug 2, 2019

     One of the best concerts of my life! I went to Portland to see Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson on the Twins of Evil tour. I was in the pit basically near the front of the stage off to the side. I got amazing views of the show and at sever...
  • Jul 2, 2019

     Even though it has a population of around 130 people, it is labeled as a ghost town. After taking a stroll through town you will see why! It is the gateway to the painted hills and eastern Oregon. I don't know why but I am so drawn to t...
  • Jul 2, 2019

     Tiger Town Brewery in Mitchell Oregon is a tiny little place located in what is classified as a living ghost town. The place brews their own beer, and all the food is homemade! It is seriously one of the best places to get a bite to eat...
  • Jun 24, 2019

     There is a fish hatchery not far from where I live. I decided to take my kiddos to feed the fish there several times this summer. They have feeding machines that if you put in a quater you get a handful of food to feed the fish. It was ...
  • Jun 4, 2019

    I had a few hours to kill in Portland before a concert so I decided to visit the historic famous Pittock Mansion. It is a must do if you visiting Portland! I cant believe I have visited Portland as many times as I have and just went for ...
  • May 21, 2019

     The restaurant I ate at alone was in a small town with a population just over 100 in Mitchell Oregon. I was by mysefl exploring the painted hills near by when I decided to stop by one of the only few restaurants in town for a bite to ea...
  • May 7, 2019

    Got to experience a relaxing soak in hops while drinking beer at America’s first beer spa in Sisters Oregon! The water stayed warm the entire time and my skin felt so soft afterwards! The entire atmpshere of the room is very relaxing and...
  • May 7, 2019

     Hop in the Spa in Sisters Oregon, the town where I live. Dubbed America’s first beer spa, guests can just relax and enjoy a good soak at Hop In The Spa while listening to music of their choice (and eating) (and drinking) (duh). The ceda...
  • May 5, 2019

    I have only been once, but it was a lot fo fun! It was also my first time shooting a shot gun. I did ok, I shot more than I thought I would. Plus we didnt have a machine to throw them, so we had to use a cheap hand held thing to fling th...
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