Category Archives: outdoors

one last swim and jump

We headed to the lake one more time few weeks ago, when the temperature still said 80’s.   A beautiful sunny day.  No wet suits needed this time. A little hike to see the  other side of the lake, and a favorite spot … Continue reading

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how to jump off a rope swing

Find a safe rope tied to a tree, over a lake that is deep.  A spot where you can’t touch the bottom when you jump in.  No rocks or branches sticking out anywhere from the tree or the lake.  A … Continue reading

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at the lake

We are trying to get as much swimming as possible before summer passes. Luckily some friends had suits for them to wear while playing in the rather cooler water. It let them play for hours in there.  Just what we … Continue reading

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backyard fixin’

We love hanging out in our backyard.  It is my favorite spot in the summer, and in the fall too. But I can say also, so it is in the spring where we can see everything starting to come back … Continue reading

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Canoeing in the Willamette

Last week we went on a tour of the Willamette River here in Portland, with the great folks of the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership.  It wasn’t a long trip nor far, just a couple of hours, with lunch in the … Continue reading

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A new camping spot

Few weeks ago we went camping to a new spot.  Our usual, seemed a little too dry and had a wild fire earlier that made us wondering if that would be a good area to go back to this summer, with no … Continue reading

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Perseid meteor shower

Yesterday we went to a Star Party offered by OMSI at a park on the Columbia River, not far, just about a 30 minute drive out of the city.  It had been a hot day, so I wanted to get there … Continue reading

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