A Tribute to Sue Grafton & Kinsey Millhone (plus some ramblings)

Sue Grafton is one of my favorite writers. She died in 2017, but not before writing what is known as the “alphabet mysteries. It started with “A is for Alibi,” and went to “Y is for Yesterday,” coming out the year she died. I read somewhere her family says the letter z doesn’t exist inContinue reading “A Tribute to Sue Grafton & Kinsey Millhone (plus some ramblings)”

La Pine, OR 13Aug2022

Some gal friends and I went to La Pine, Oregon for a nice little getaway. Christine and I came up with some hiking choices for all skill levels, and everyone brought a game or was willing to play. On the first day, we arrived in the afternoon, and Christine’s dog was dying to get outContinue reading “La Pine, OR 13Aug2022”

Horse Rock Ridge 03Jul2022

Christine and I wanted to hike Horse Rock Ridge, for the incredible views. So, the day before Independence Day, we set off in the morning… It has been a wet summer so far in Oregon, and today was a foggy one up in the mountains. We got to the trailhead to be greeted by fogContinue reading “Horse Rock Ridge 03Jul2022”

Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378 20May2022

A few work friends wanted to go hiking with me, and I got to pick the venue. I decided on a trail that’s not too long or difficult, but with good bang for the buck. This is one I’ve wanted to do for a little while. On the day of the hike, it ended upContinue reading “Drift Creek Falls Trail #1378 20May2022”

Spencer In the Rain 18May2022

It has been raining in Western Oregon. Surprising, I know. Seriously, there’s usually a bit of sun in May, mixed with the rain. This year, however, has had a wet start. I’ve gone to the gym, listlessly trudging away on the elliptical machine. I’ve even gone as far as to use the stand-up tanning boothsContinue reading “Spencer In the Rain 18May2022”

Blanton Ridge 23Apr2022

I struggled to get out and hike this week. I had time… but why didn’t I want to hit the trails?? Well, my friends, sometimes the rain sucks. I don’t mind hiking in the rain sometimes (I do have raingear and whatnot), but it’s April and I am TIRED of the rain! I’m so readyContinue reading “Blanton Ridge 23Apr2022”

Pisgah Flats & Lunch Prep 10Apr2022

The weather here has been more of what I’d expect from March: unpredictable. We’ve had a lot of rain (normal), but the temperature has dropped and we’ve recently had some snow, hail, sleet, and whatever else there is to be had. Once in a while, the sun breaks out and one can see blue skies!Continue reading “Pisgah Flats & Lunch Prep 10Apr2022”