Best latte in the O.C.

My favorite place for cafe latte – Felix Continental Cafe at the Circle in Orange. Sunday mornings, a little Cuban music and breakfast… The service is outstanding and food scrumptious. The wait staff remembers us, remembers exactly what we always order (yes, we are creatures of habit), and serves us […] Read more »

View of Irvine Lake from Fremont Canyon Ridge

Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve Fremont Canyon is often referred to as “the Yosemite of Orange County” due to its striking beauty and massive granite formations. It is rich in biological diversity and history. The area is also home to many rare, threatened and endangered plants and animals. The Irvine Ranch […] Read more »

Getting All My Ducks in a Row

We got all our ducks in a row at Oxbow Regional Park in Gresham, Oregon Ducks and an easy hike awaits you just 7 miles east of Gresham, Oregon at Oxbow Regional Park. Using a National Forest Pass or paying a $5.00 day use fee affords easy access to the […] Read more »

Hiking Barlow Wayside Park in Mt. Hood National Forest

forest trail

You are about to enter a forested wonderland where everything is part of a whole – every plant, animal, tree, fish, bird, bug, and slug has its place…so, says Clackamas County and Bureau of Land Management Sandy Ridge Trail System. The scent of the forest draws me every time I […] Read more »

Delightful Dahlias Worth the Visit

Delightful dahlias took our breath away when we attended the Annual Dahlias Festival Watch the video to see a sampling of the blooms on display. They are really remarkable. Swan Island Dahlias sponsors the festival and are celebrating their 89th year. Canby, Oregon, the dahlia capital of America is located in […] Read more »

Location is a state of mind

Reflection of Mt. Hood in Trillium Lake, Cascade Range, Oregon

Location is a state of mind While contemplating the state of my existence today, I realized that location is a state of mind. We have owned our Pacific Northwest home for about seven years (as long as our youngest grandchild is old), and it just seems to get better the […] Read more »