Old McKenzie Pass Hwy 242 West Side (oof!) 01June2022

Christine and I are back on Hwy 242, but coming up the west side this time. The west side is steeper and has many narrow hairpin corners. It’s quite the trek! The road is still closed to motorized vehicles, so we hopped on our bikes to enjoy the safety and beauty that is this highway.Continue reading “Old McKenzie Pass Hwy 242 West Side (oof!) 01June2022”

McKenzie Pass (Hwy 242) from Sisters 22May2022

Oh, Christine. My good friend Christine decided to challenge herself. She, like myself, has not had the chance to do too many bike rides yet this year, and we’re both planning on doing some biking events soon. So, she decided it’s time for a challenge to help her get ready for some hills. She choseContinue reading “McKenzie Pass (Hwy 242) from Sisters 22May2022”

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”

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Sautéed Spinach and Truffle Goat Cheese

My previous post involved meal prepping my work lunches. One of the meals was an Italian cauliflower bake. The other meal is this one. It’s vegetarian and deeelicious! I cut my acorn squashes in half and scrape out the seeds and guts. I like to also put a nice coat of olive oil on mine,Continue reading “Acorn Squash Stuffed with Sautéed Spinach and Truffle Goat Cheese”

Italian Cauliflower Bake

I’m making lunches for work tomorrow. I guess the buzz phrase is “meal prepping.” I have found if I don’t plan ahead and bring food, I’m likely to eat things that aren’t on my diet. Shocking! I work 12-hour shifts plus intermittent fasting, so I need two meals. My lunch is usually easy to get,Continue reading “Italian Cauliflower Bake”

Clearwater Ride 04May2022

I’ve been waiting. Waiting for another day like today. We had an okay day yesterday – it didn’t get cold, but it also didn’t get warm. It didn’t rain, but there wasn’t much sun. NOT TODAY, MY FRIENDS. With a day like this, I decided to go on another bike ride. This one would beContinue reading “Clearwater Ride 04May2022”

Biking Around Coburg 24Apr2022

I got invited to ride bikes with my friend Christina this weekend, and we picked an amazing day for it! It started out in the 50s, I think, but warmed up as we rode. We were pretty comfortable the entire time – I think it was in the mid-60s by the time we finished. HerContinue reading “Biking Around Coburg 24Apr2022”