Getting to the Coast in a Plugin Hybrid

Coast in a Plugin Hybrid - Pin

Thanks to Kia for providing the Kia Niro PHEV for the week for our adventures.  However, all thoughts and images are 100% my own. Links below may contain affiliate links, which if you buy anything through the link could provide a kickback to the blog. When we first got the yes to get the KiaRead more

What Makes Battle Ground Lake State Park Unique and Popular?

Battle Ground Lake State Park Unique - Pin

As I was happily scrolling my feed on facebook I happened upon this beautiful photo of a mom & son standing on a dock. And before them was this beautiful view with a slight fog layer on the water.  The next picture was some amazing fall colors reflecting on that said water.  I had toRead more

The Most Beautiful Setting for a Wedding

Beautiful Setting for a Wedding - Pin

Kia provided the Kia Niro PHEV for our driving pleasure and is partly inspired by this post.  However, all photos and thoughts are 100% my own. Our mission, if we chose to accept it, was to find Fall colors. All while attending a beautiful setting for a wedding in the Columbia Gorge.  This was theRead more

Updating You All on the Last Hurrah with Ruby the Kia Soul

Last Hurrah with Ruby the Kia Soul

This post is inspired by being a Kia Partner.  The Kia Soul was provided to us as a long-term loan. However, all thoughts and photos are 100% my own. This vacation seems so far away now.  It really hasn’t been.  As I normally take about a month to get up any kind of vacation postRead more

The Most Full Adventure With Camping for Our Anniversary

Camping for our Anniversary - Hero

As part of being a Kia Partner, this story is inspired by it. With the long-term use of a Kia Soul. However, all thoughts & images are 100% my own. The post may also contain affiliate links. While we were able to go camping for our anniversary. Jason’s current company does an amazing thing forRead more

What Happens When You Kayak Willamette Falls

Kayak Willamette Falls

This post is sponsored by Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. What happens when you kayak Willamette Falls?  You have a relaxing and happy time.  The end!  Oh wait, you want a little more detail?  Okay… Even before sitting down to write Immersing Ourselves at the EndRead more

Immersing Ourselves at the End of the Oregon Trail

Immersing Ourselves at the End of the Oregon Trail

This post is sponsored by Oregon’s Mt. Hood Territory but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Starting in the 1840’s through the 1880’s many made the 2,170-mile journey starting in Independence, Missouri (read about Making of a Mom’s journey here) and ending in Oregon City, Oregon. This year, 2018, marks the 175th commemoration ofRead more

Vacations are Better at the Beach

Vacations are Better at the Beach - Hero

Kia provided us a long-term loan on this 2017 Kia Soul Turbo. Because of that, we are able to do more exploring.  This is one of the adventures we took with Ruby the Kia Soul. Thanks, Kia! Vacations for us are pretty much the same.  We are creatures of habit when it comes to a getaway.  ForRead more

Here are the 11 Items to Keep in Your Car for Adventures

11 Items to Keep in Your Car - Hero

  We love getting out in the world and seeking adventure.  Adventure, as I always say, doesn’t have to be something super daring or scary.  To me, some of the best adventures are just walking around someplace I’ve never been.  Or just heading out for the weekend with no destination in mind.  It’s all anRead more