Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Fall is the time of year when harvests are being gathering all around us.  Plenty for all.  Storing up for winter and the leaner times....at least that was the way.  Now days with transportation and the internet we can have anything we want or need at the drop of a hat, in season or out.  

Does this make us less grateful?  It sure makes life easier.  And the bounty can be shared a lot faster and conveniently.  Has it made us complacent?  Almost demanding?  Do we ever think about how difficult it was back in the day?  Do we give thanks for our abundance?  

As we gather around our Thanksgiving tables, please take a moment to be thankful for all our bounty.  We are truly blessed in this country.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Missing Your Sweet Smile

And that twinkle in your eye....

your ever ready hug....

and all our sweet camping adventures.  

You are gone too soon, Sherry, and I miss you so much.  Thanks for all the sweet memories you have gifted me. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Misty Mornings

These days are filled to the brim and overflowing.  A few days camping and setting up Winter Camp and now the business of being home is catching up with me.  And the holidays are arriving shortly.  

Are you knee deep too?

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Winter Camp

Once again it's time for winter camping on the Salmon River here in Idaho at White Bird.

The views are always stunning.

But there is a profound sadness this year, as we lost a dear camping friend just a week before our meetup.  My heart is very heavy but I am fortunate that we camped together a lot and just recently.  I will miss her terribly.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Fall Camping

Wanapan Dam, Vantage, WA

I am grabbing all the camping days I can before November 1st.  I'll be taking Ms. Magnolia, my Bigfoot, down to White Bird for the winter.

It's not that I won't be camping but I am trying to take advantage of Washington's State Parks Off Season Senior Pass before I head to Idaho.  What's not to like about $10 a night camping with electricity (no water, usually)?  

Heading out today for 4 nights, two by the Spokane River (close to the grands) and two at Alta Lake up North.  Never been there so it's another adventure.

Off to get a few more road miles under my belt before the snow flies.