Growing up in Southwestern Ohio, it seemed like a nearly weekly occurrence to venture into a neighboring State.  It blew my mind when I moved to the middle of the State and met people who hadn’t crossed the State border until much later in life or not at all in some cases.  I also finally understood why so many people said Ohio is flat and nothing but corn fields!   (more…)

Port Angeles, Washington (part 4 of …6?)

Before heading out our last day, we had a great breakfast at New Day Restaurant in downtown Port Angeles near the ferry to Victoria.  Fast, friendly service and many locally sourced and fresh ingredients.  They have an almost overwhelming selection of breakfast and lunch items to choose from.  They also served some of the best coffee I had the entire trip! (more…)

Port Angeles, Washington (part 2 of …6?)

During our stay on the Olympic Peninsula, we enjoyed dinner at Michael’s Seafood and Steakhouse.  Our server, Susanne was a saint for putting up with the “interesting” elderly couple at the next table.  Their comments ranged from “if I want a 2X4, I want it to be 2 inches by 4 inches!” to “well sweetie, we understand you were busy earlier in the evening but you aren’t now so the cook should be well caught up by now” …they had maybe been waiting 10 minutes for their food at that point. (more…)

Hood River, Oregon

Hood River, Oregon is a nice city to spend some time in.  Located along the Columbia River and also it’s namesake Hood River there is a surprisingly diverse list of things to do and see.  It is well known for being an active city with some of the best spots for windsurfing, kite-surfing, kayaking, skiing and mountain biking.  (more…)