Autumn in Madras photo challenge

Getting back into exploring my new town ….. is it still new after 7 months?? …. and appreciating all the wonders that Autumn has to offer.  Here are the photos from this weeks self-driven photo challenge: A stroll through the local walking park…. Flowers after the first real freeze. Photo collage of leaves high, middle,…

To market, to market…. Saturdays in Madras

I absolutely LOVE farmer’s markets; each one is a patchwork quilt of booths vying for my attention. Like a butterfly searching for flowers, I seek markets everywhere I travel & I save my spare pennies to support the ones near home. Arriving as early as possible, coffee mug & treasure seeker’s bag in tow, I set out to…

Mini-Roadtrippin’ Adventures, Part 2

2White Water Rafting (!!!) with High Desert River Outfitters in Maupin First off, I want to kick myself.  We went white water rafting and I somehow managed to take ZERO photos of the river.  None! Nada! Zilch!  I can hardly believe how lame that is.  I mean, I wasn’t going to take my camera on the…

Mini-Roadtrippin’ Adventures, Part I

2016 Summer Roadtrippin’ Adventures Part I – Crystal Crane Hotsprings:  The day after school let out we hit the road in search of one of our family’s favorite things….hot springs!  (The abundance of hot springs in Oregon was a large factor in us choosing this as our new home state, and we intend to experience them…

Madras is not a Cycling town…yet.

Urban cycling is a new experience for me so its nice to figure it all out in a small place.  I’m probably the only person that would ever consider a bike ride in Madras to be in the realm of an urban cycling experience, but in my past life the nearest traffic light was over 7o miles…

Road trip (challenge #3)

This week is spring break so the kids and I did a little central Oregon exploring. There is so much to see in this area, and amazingly it’s all closer to home than the grocery store was back in Alaska. Also, this is only our second springtime ever without a snow and mud-boot requirement, which makes adventuring so…

Why Madras? Why not. (challenge #1)

I decided to kick off my blog with a 10 week challenge from Blogging Abroad.  I know I’m not technically traveling or abroad, but when you move to ANYWHERE from Alaska, it’s pretty much like living in a foreign country.  And when am I NOT traveling?!  So I figure I’ll just modify each weekly challenge to meet my needs….