June 2015

After a total of 15 years of college (on and off, mostly off) I finally graduated with a BA in Social Science from Portland State. Social Science is a degree you end up with then you cannot afford to quit your day job and take classes during the day like all the regular students at PSU.

Saddle Mountain - 05/09/2015

First time on Saddle Mountain - I wish someone would set up a water/coffee/ice cream cart in the parking lot.

Lunch view
Hiking companions

2015 - the year of hikes?

I have great plans for 2015 but we shall see how it works out. These include Saddle Mountain, Oregon Coast Trail, Cape Lookout, Fort to Sea Trail, Drift Creek, Munson Creek Falls, Kings-Elk Mountains loop, Silver Falls, Cape Horn to name a few.

Dalles Mountain Ranch
Hamilton Mountain
Hamilton Mountain
Horsetail-Oneonta Waterfalls Loop
Dog Mountain


Lola came into our lives in early May soon after Cricket left with her furever family. When I picked Lola up for transport she was on the brink of a meltdown and as we soon learned she's afraid of everything that is beyond her limited comfort zone. She is a total doll though as long as she's inside the home.


older blog posts:

May 21, 2015 Saddle Mountain - 05/09/2015
Apr 22, 2015 2015 - the year of hikes?
Aug 10, 2014 Lola
Mar 26, 2014 Cricket
Mar 5, 2014 Dallas
Jan 1, 2014 2013 in review
Jun 9, 2013 4T Trail, beginning at SW riverfront - 06/09/2013
Jun 3, 2013 Angel's Rest - 06/02/2013
Dec 21, 2012 Saying good bye
May 28, 2011 First batch of jam of 2011