Category Archives: Family

What’s Your Favorite Dessert? A Meditation on Bread Pudding

I don’t have a favorite dessert, but my husband loooves Bread Pudding. Whenever we go to a new restaurant, before he orders anything else, he asks if they have bread pudding, and if they do, he orders it immediately, to be … Continue reading

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Water Safety in Camp

I read two terrible news stories recently, of children drowning while their families were camping. In one, a child wandered away while his mother was cooking at their campsite. In the other, two children woke up early in the morning … Continue reading

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Camping in RV Parks–Yes, Even in a Tent!

You don’t have to own a recreational vehicle to camp in an RV park. Many such parks have sites where you can put up your own tent, and some have cabins, yurts, or even RVs that you can rent for … Continue reading

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Reserve Your Campsite Now

The lights in the rest rooms stayed on all night long last summer at Honeyman State Park in Oregon, my very favorite place to camp. The lights were on, but that was the only light that came through the thick … Continue reading

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Iguassu Falls, Victoria Falls, Niagara Falls, and The Pineapple Express

Here in Seattle where I live, we’re used to rain,  but sometimes when there is a current of warm air that starts near Japan and flows east across the Pacific bearing lots of moisture, we get an especially heavy rain … Continue reading

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A Camping Gift for Kids

If your child loves hiking and camping, or if he/she isn’t sure about hiking and camping, or if he/she has never ever hiked or camped at all, here is a great idea to get the whole family primed for hiking … Continue reading

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Camping in Montana

So after enduring heat, rain, lightning and thunder, cold meals and no coffee, you might think I wouldn’t want to camp any more this summer. Well, you’re wrong. We packed our wet tents and left North Dakota. The sun was … Continue reading

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Camping in North Dakota Last Summer

I’ve made a list of those states among the fifty United States that I have never visited, and in the rest of my life I’m going to try to visit them all. Alaska and Rhode Island have lots of appeal, … Continue reading

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Making Apple Cider–A Long Story

My lovely granddaughter Sarah (the same one you may have read about in my post  of  March 29, 2010, “My Lovely Young Granddaughter, The Star Wars Trooper”) has been making a study of cider, especially hard cider . For several … Continue reading

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Our Annual Three Generational Camping Trip, Jesse M. Honeyman State Park

I can’t remember how many times we have camped at our favorite camp, Jesse M. Honeyman State Park in Oregon. Sitting around the campfire this year, we tried to remember our history in the park. I know we stopped by … Continue reading

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