Day 177 of #LiveWell2017 Today I am grateful for the opportunities I have to travel, to experience new places and learn about people, cultures, wildlife, and ecosystems that are different from what I'm used to seeing and knowing. “Travel far enough, you meet yourself.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas I'm off on an adventure for the next … Continue reading Grateful for life’s adventures
Day 166 of #LiveWell2017 Apologies for not posting for the past few days, but we were on the road, for which I am very grateful. For most people who know me, roads will seem like an odd thing for me to be thankful for. I have often felt that roads lead to environmental destruction. Roads … Continue reading Thank goodness for roads
Day 70 of #LiveWell2017 One of my greatest pleasures in life is riding my bicycle. I am so grateful to be physically able to ride and to live in a place where riding is safe and easy. Portland is a bicycle haven with over 350 miles of bikeways city-wide. Bicycling is relaxing and fun and … Continue reading Grateful for bicycles and bike-it lists!
The entrance to the Ape Caves on the south side of Mt. St. Helens is surrounded by bright green moss and ferns and feels welcoming enough. But, within a few feet of the entrance, just beyond the stairs that lead into the lava tubes, the darkness consumes you. Without a light, you cannot see … Continue reading Into the Darkness of the Ape Caves
This is the second in a series of posts and videos about our summer 2012 visit to Oregon. We traveled from Portland through Sandy, Oregon via a scenic byway where we saw our first mule deer of the trip as well as plenty of twists and turns and farms along the way. As we approached … Continue reading Traveling Oregon: Mt. Hood