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A few spins of the roulette wheel!


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I like roulette. Oh sure, it’s got terrible odds, but it’s so unambiguous. I don’t feel like I need to know all the ins and outs in order to play, and it’s pretty easy to figure out if you’ve won. … Continue reading

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Do you know the ‘no? (Fresno, that is!)

If you’re ever lucky enough to stay with Doug and Deric at their awesome house in Oakland, you might get even luckier and have Deric cook breakfast for you. I don’t know what magical ingredients he adds to his eggs, … Continue reading

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We drove into a tree! On purpose!

Humbug mountain was a pretty cool place to camp – mainly because it was actually fairly warm! Apparently it exists in a little area where the colder weather tends to skip right over the top of it, so while the … Continue reading

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Back to the scenic route!

There are quicker ways to get to California from Portland than highway 101 along the coast, but I’m not sure any of them would be as beautiful or entertaining as the PCH. Of course, the drawback is that it takes … Continue reading

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So much for the scenic route!

We had the best intentions of taking the 101 around the Olympic peninsula, stopping in Forks to make fun of the vampires, in Poulsbo to see Nick and Heidi, and just taking our time on our journey from Seattle to … Continue reading

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Where’s the sun, Seattle?

I always tell people that summers in Seattle are perfect – it’s sunny, it doesn’t rain much, and it’s warm. Yeah, apparently that hasn’t really been happening this year. Yesterday the weather promised some sun, but it just never made … Continue reading

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Seattle, Day 2!

I usually try to start at the beginning when recounting our daily adventures, but all I can think about after yesterday is the amazing show we went to last night. I’m so lucky to have talented friends like Elizabeth! She … Continue reading

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We finally made it to Seattle!

After our Lewiston dining experience on Thursday night, I was less than anxious to give the city another chance yesterday morning. So, instead of having breakfast there, we decided to drive to Walla Walla for a late breakfast. By far … Continue reading

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You think it’s windy in Chicago? Try Idaho!

Next time I try to pack up the tent by myself I hope it’s a bit less windy than it was at the Bruneau Dunes yesterday. It was all I could do to keep the darn thing from flying away! … Continue reading

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Moon craters in Idaho?

For the record, I have the best husband ever. I know this because when we pulled into our campsite last night and were greeted by a swarm of vicious mosquitoes, he insisted on setting up the tent solo so that … Continue reading

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