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Slowing Down

I injured my knee.  I dislocated my kneecap and have been healing for the past two weeks.  In order to do that I have had to allow myself to “sit” a lot.   181 more words


Paulina Lake Hot Springs

Located within Newberry Caldera is Paulina Lake, fed by snowmelt and volcanic vents. The lake drains into Paulina Creek and forms a twin Waterfall. The lake has a small resort, several campgrounds, a lake trail and good fishing. 211 more words


Wooden Shoe Tulip Fest | Woodburn, OR

Having heard of a tulip festival of sorts not far from where we live in Portland, OR, my husband and I decided to leash up our 8-month-old Golden Retriever puppy, Josie (who unfortunately tends to get car sick on every trip we take), and drive forty-five minutes southeast to find those rows of flowers. 315 more words

Couple Travel

Hulda Klager Lilac Gardens

Field Trip Day a couple of weeks ago, we visited the lilac gardens in WA.  Curiosity gets me.  This was a place I have not seen before and the old house was going to be open to the public, so I thought it would have a little history for the kids.   28 more words


Rowena Crest on the Columbia Gorge

My daughter honored me by eagerly joining me in an adventure.

We got up at 4am, scarfed some grape nuts, and set out on an hour and a half drive east along the Columbia Gorge before sunrise.   111 more words


Cathedral Park - St. John's // Portland

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on nooks & notions. In the past few months much has happened – including wrapping up my Master’s program – that has preoccupied my time, making it incredibly difficult to not only write a post, but even to take pictures. 227 more words

Couple Travel

Portland, Oregon Part II

Besides the stories of the thousands of people walking and driving, talking and living, hurrying, and strolling through the streets, there is the architecture!  Now, I do not know a lot about building periods and styles, but I know some of these buildings are really old; and one thing I was intrigued by were the “ghost signs”-  the old painted signs left on buildings advertising businesses long gone.   88 more words