And the summer adventure begins – 2014

So, I tell my kids that are still at home, ages 11 and 16 and 16, that we are going on our first Summer Adventure with kids, and they moan a bit and my 11-year-old says, “You just want to take pictures, and write about it on your blog.” Oh, I wish I could say I...

White Oak Savanna – Summer 2013 Outdoor Adventures with Kids – No. 3

  For this Adventure with Kids, we drove some place close to home: West Linn’s treasured White Oak Savanna, which is  20 acres of rare white oak trees that have been saved by the efforts of local activist Robert Schwarz and many others. For the past nine...

JUNIOR HIGH CHURCH CAMP at Riverview Bible Camp is Week 7 ~ ADVENTURE with Kids Summer 2011

I  just returned from five days away at Riverview Bible Camp on the Pend O’Reille River  as a junior high church camp counselor. I had a cabin filled with 10 almost-eighth grade girls,     and my 13-yeard-old twin sonswere in tow, part of a cabin filled with...

West Linn Old Time Fair – The magic of just being there is WEEK 5 ~ ADVENTURE with Kids Summer 2011

Sometimes your adventure is in your very neighborhood. At a fair where you learn to “just be.”  We got a taste of spending a bit more time at the West Linn Old Time Fair last year, and this year matched that, attending two of the three days and a longer stretch on...

Week 4 ~ Summer 2011 Adventures with Kids Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge

The idea for our fourth Summer 2011 Adventures with Kids to visit Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge was found in a book called Getting Around Portland With Kids. I am getting so excited about these weekly adventures with my children to explore new territory in the...

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