Portland’s Evangelical Hipster Fundamentalists

Portland’s Evangelical Hipster Fundamentalists

In Salt Lake City, we found ourselves surrounded by believers, unsure what to do. Same thing happened in Portland. But instead of religious peeps, we were surrounded by hipsters, evangelical hipster fundamentalists. Beards, thick-rimmed glasses, skinny jeans, single-speed bicycles … oh my! Like in SLC, 

How Portland made me feel like an old lady.

How Portland made me feel like an old lady.

I should have known better than to get my hopes up. I had really high hopes for Portland, but Portland didn’t return my compliments. Instead, Portland made me feel old, boring, dreadfully normal! Maybe I should thank Portland for giving me a preview of how 

We Luck Into Willapa Bay Oysters

We Luck Into Willapa Bay Oysters

It was Jeff’s tip that aimed us towards Willapa Bay. He mentioned an oyster place he liked, located right on the bay in Bay Center. We found Bay Center, but we never found the restaurant.¬†We drove every road in town, some of them twice, a 

Finding a Party and the Best Wash Hike in the World at Lee’s Ferry

Finding a Party and the Best Wash Hike in the World at Lee’s Ferry

I wanted to go to Lee’s Ferry, because I wanted to see the place where Grand Canyon rafting voyages begin. I’ve been working up my courage for a Grand Canyon rafting trip for years (I’m still a few years away). In my mind, Lee’s Ferry 

A Journey to the Center of the Earth at Carlsbad Caverns

A Journey to the Center of the Earth at Carlsbad Caverns

The trip through the Mines of Moria was always my favorite part of the Lord of the Rings books. As a kid, I read Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth as if it were a factual account of a fantastical place I 

Going all the way in Mosaic Canyon

Going all the way in Mosaic Canyon

We’re back in Death Valley and it feels both like we’ve never left and like it’s our first visit. The great thing about being able to return to the same place for the third time is that we can pick up where we left off