surprise! sorry if I misled you…

So, I may have implied that we’d be heading straight to our potential new home in South Bend, Washington, once we left Boise, but in actuality, we took a small detour from Idaho through Oregon and Nevada to Healdsburg, California, so we could surprise Momma Schutz in wine country for her 80th birthday extravaganza. PleaseContinue reading surprise! sorry if I misled you…

OK, tourist season is over

I know I’m repeating myself, but Sunday’s scenery once again exceeded our expectations – Bryce Canyon National Park, and Red Canyon just outside its borders, are both stunning! It’s so incredible to imagine God breathing those spectacular rock formations into existence! It seems quite appropriate to have a breathtaking place like Bryce Canyon be ourContinue reading “OK, tourist season is over”

a completely different POV

Our travels this week served to remind us how spectacularly creative God is. We visited three more national parks, but their landscapes were so strikingly different from last week’s parks! I’m so glad we bought that national park pass so that we could experience all the views! We’re based in Utah this week, so ourContinue reading “a completely different POV”

turkey in a tree and other wild stuff

This week featured some more wildlife – even a turkey in a tree! – and some wet weather. Wednesday was our last day in Whitefish; we spent the day shopping for souvenirs (in other words, a magnet – I’m a collector, in case you didn’t know, even though most of my collection was stolen fromContinue reading turkey in a tree and other wild stuff

a week in lovely Lake Coeur D’Alene

We spent the week exploring… downtown Coeur D’Alene is so lovely! We enjoyed a couple of meals out: a fun and delicious dinner at an English/Scottish pub called The Crown & Thistle – so cute and authentic! – and a yummy lunch at Sweet Lou’s Restaurant and Taphouse. We drove through a lot of theContinue reading “a week in lovely Lake Coeur D’Alene”

family & fun from Oregon to Idaho

For the past week we’ve been traveling up the 101, mostly on the coast, enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Pacific Northwest from San Fransisco to Seattle. So many pics! Feel free to skip the folderol and scroll down for a visual survey of our adventures. Here’s a teaser: a small selection of the manyContinue reading “family & fun from Oregon to Idaho”