I Simply Can’t Parallel Park

I have never learned how to parallel park. Sad story I know. But it’s true. I am sure if I practiced I would figure it out, but it is rather hard to teach an old dog new tricks. And why bother? If I come to a place where I need to parallel park I just … Continue reading

Surfing Del Norte

Surfing Del Norte

One of the furthest north surfing spots on the coast of California is at Clifford Kamph Memorial Park. Located in Del Norte County, it is also one of the first spots for Oregon surfers to catch a wave in California. The locals call it, “Toilets”. Not sure how they came up with that nickname and … Continue reading

Christmas Trees and Puppies

Christmas Trees and Puppies

This year it has been a bit difficult to enter into the Christmas mood. It isn’t because I haven’t tried. The day after Thanksgiving we went out on our annual Tree Hunt with Daniel and family. It was a great time and only took 30 minutes to find the perfect tree! Compared to past Christmas’ … Continue reading

Frozen State Of Mind

Frozen State Of Mind

I’m tired of being cold. There is a certain topic Alan and I talk about from time to time, usually when I’m shivering, “Eskimos“. During the dialogue about these enduring human beings I always make the statement, “If we were Eskimos I would become nomadic and leave my igloo straight away in search of the … Continue reading

Weather Or Not

Weather Or Not

“If you don’t like the weather, wait 5 minutes.” That’s a saying Oregonians tote around in their back pockets to throw at unsuspecting complainers spouting random whines about the clime here in “God’s Country”. And it is terribly true. The weather can change in the blink of an eye. From cool, gray mist, huddling under … Continue reading

Geocaching-Better Late Than Never

Geocaching-Better Late Than Never

When I purchased my first smart phone about a year and a half ago, another customer standing at the kiosk in Costco started telling me about this fun app that I could download on my new phone that would make me feel like a pirate searching for trinket treasures. I was over whelmed at the … Continue reading

Golf Carts…The Only Way To Putt, Putt

Golf Carts…The Only Way To Putt, Putt

Aliesha has District Tournaments next week. Hurray! As I reported before, High School teams are not allowed to use golf carts or even wheeled golf bag carriers. They are required to lug their bags on their backs like neanderthals. It is a bad situation for her because her back has really been bothering her, to … Continue reading

Golfing Cave Junction Style

Golfing Cave Junction Style

To really understand my title you must have some background on the area where I live now. Cave Junction, Oregon is a very small burg that boasts a population of about 2000 people. I’m not sure because we don’t have one of those informational signs when you enter the “city limits” that tells you the … Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge:Culture

Weekly Photo Challenge:Culture

One of the reasons I love to travel is to experience different cultures. Believe it or not…not everyone lives the Western mentality. And not everyone eats at McDonald’s. Well…almost not everyone. Not every 7-11 store gets their deliveries by a semi truck, unloading cardboard boxes onto the shelves. Some receive their stock via a tuk-tuk … Continue reading

Golf Is A Four Letter Word

Golf Is A Four Letter Word

Aliesha joined the high school golf team this year. This is big because she always talks about joining groups and clubs but never seems to follow through. She has never golfed before, so it’s also big that she made varsity. She has a natural golfing talent. There are many avid golfers in the family, maybe … Continue reading