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Never Stop Never Stopping

If you know us, you know we squeeze in travel whenever possible. So our flight home from LAX was not the end of our summer travel. After a week spent cleaning out the house to prepare for the remodel, we hoped in the car and headed south for a three-week trip. We went back and […]

Squeezing in a bit more fun

We left Tahoe and continued driving south, this time along highway 395, a road that I don’t think I had ever driven on so far south. It is definitely the desert out there (at one point Luisa looked out the window and asked “who broke the world here?”) but beautiful in its own way. And […]

A Few More Days

We spent our last few days in Tahoe with my college friend and her daughter (who we had also met up with in Sacramento a few weeks earlier) to squeeze in some more quality time together. We swam in the pool, spent an afternoon at the beach, my friend and Luisa set up an amazing […]

Birthday Love

Our last day in Tahoe with my sister’s family was also my birthday which we celebrated in style! It started with a decorations, gifts and a delicious breakfast of cinnamon rolls and cupcakes. Then that afternoon was the highlight: a 3 hour trip in a speedboat with a tube for even more fun. It was […]

Tahoe Time with Family

In early July we drove south to my favorite place, Tahoe! We stopped in Mount Shasta on our way down and experienced a small bit of what much of California experiences throughout the summer and fall these days: thick wildfire smoke. So sad. We stayed at Inn at Mount Shasta which is a great spot […]

Escaping the Heat

As I mentioned previously, Portland had a record-breaking heat wave during our time there which would have been fine except, of course, the air conditioner decided to stop working in the afternoon of the second day. That night was fine since the house was already cool, but by the next morning the house was an […]

Sunriver Getaway

My sister and her family so generously rented a vacation home in Sunriver, a resort a few hours southeast of Portland for all of us to spend a few days. It was wonderful! Sunriver is a wonderful place for families with miles and miles of bike paths, a big swimming pool complex, a river, a […]

Portland Visit

We left Sacramento June 17th and made it to Portland that evening. We were all so excited to see our family! My middle sister, her wife and their three boys live up there, and they kindly welcomed all six of us into their home for 2+ weeks. The cousins were really happy to be reunited […]

Sacramento Stop

When we were able to move our flights up by a week, I came up with the wild idea of squeezing in a few days with my closest friends on the drive from Southern California to Portland. We went back and forth on location, but ultimately decided that convenience was king. We found a fabulous […]

Fun-Filled Weekend

We packed a lot of fun into our last weekend in Southern California–mini-golf, a beach day and (the highlight) a dolphin watching tour! On Saturday, June 12th we met up again with my college friend and her kids at a fabulous beach in Mission Bay. It was the perfect place to spend hours swimming, digging […]


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