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5 FUN Things to do in Portland, Oregon – Part II

5 FUN Things to do in Portland, Oregon – Part II

As with so many cities in our wonderful and vast United States of America, often there are just too many amazing experiences to share in a single blog post.  Portland, Oregon is one such city! As promised in a previous post, here are 5 MORE things to see and do in Portland and the surrounding areas. First, we’ll start off within the Portland city limits, check out a couple things in the local environs, and then head to the coast for…

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My FAVORITE Paul Bunyan Statues in the USA!

My FAVORITE Paul Bunyan Statues in the USA!

I always find it interesting when you come across roadside attractions such as a really, big statue of something and the town or community where it resides makes the claim that it is the “biggest”!  Now, I totally understand superlatives.  I’m actually the worst at overusing them. (See what I did there?) Just look back through my blog posts and you’ll find that so many things I encounter are my “very favorite” or “the absolute best”.  But I’m okay with…

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Step-by-Step Guide to Boston’s FREEDOM TRAIL

Step-by-Step Guide to Boston’s FREEDOM TRAIL

For some reason we tend to hang out on the west side of the U.S.A. So it is always an adventure when we decide to head east to explore the history that this part of the country has to offer.  This particular visit found us in one of my all-time favorite places – BOSTON! There are LOADS of things to see and do – the majority of them within walking distance if you stay at a hotel in the city! …

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TOP 5 Tombstone Tourist Tips

TOP 5 Tombstone Tourist Tips

Perhaps the closest you will ever get to the rough and tumble, wild and woolly days of the Old West is a visit to Tombstone, Arizona.  The dusty streets and wood-planked sidewalks make you feel as if you’ve been time-warped right back into the days of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday.  The town is full of shops, restaurants and attractions that strive to bring the 1880’s era of western history to life.  Having visited this frontier town several times in…

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The RedByrd Coffee Shop – “Serving up JOY with a side of COFFEE”

The RedByrd Coffee Shop – “Serving up JOY with a side of COFFEE”

One of my very favorite things about living life on the road is all the different people we have the opportunity to meet.  And my favorite type of people are the artists.  The creative sorts.  Those who honor their own unique ideas and turn them into ways of living their lives. I was recently fortunate enough to meet some folks who absolutely “fit this bill“.  I stepped outside my RV one afternoon and across the road, looming in the sunlight,…

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CHASING RIPE TOMATOES … (or the Misconceptions of Life on the Road)

CHASING RIPE TOMATOES … (or the Misconceptions of Life on the Road)

When people learn that we live life, full time, on the road they often ask, “So what do you DO all day?”  It’s easy to imagine living full time in an RV as being something similar to the camping trip that never ends!  You know … making pancakes every morning, spending the afternoons fishing, seeking out great restaurants in the evening after visiting fun touristy spots during the day, and roasting marshmallows every night around a campfire.  And in some…

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5 FUN things to do in Portland, Oregon + BONUS Freebie

5 FUN things to do in Portland, Oregon + BONUS Freebie

Portland, Oregon is one of our favorite places to visit.  Not only do some of our grandchildren reside here – there are loads of things to see and do.  And EAT.  Whether you’re looking for something historic, cultural, outdoorsy, nourishing or just plain quirky – you can find it in Portland and its suburbs. Here are a few of our favorite kid-friendly options: End of the Trail Museum Multnomah Falls Voo Doo Doughnut Powell’s City of Books Japanese Garden BONUS! …

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When Life Gives You Lemons …..

When Life Gives You Lemons …..

Tucson, Arizona is an incredible place to be during the winter months for a number of reasons.  Most know the warm temperatures bring in snowbirds* by the droves. *Snowbird – [snoh-burd] noun Informal. A person who vacations in or moves to a warmer climate during cold weather. The low humidity and lack of insects is certainly the draw for a good number of folks.  And Tucson is not really that crowded, with a short rush hour and minimal traffic due…

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