Adventures in Central Oregon

Outdoor adventures abound in Central Oregon due to its many lakes, mountains, waterfalls, and rivers. Fortunately, we got to explore two of these natural wonders and do some hiking with our good friends Jim and Jan. Smith Rock State Park is one of the 7 wonders of Oregon. Located about 26 miles north of Bend … Continue reading Adventures in Central Oregon

A Bend in the River – Bend, Oregon

Oregon is one our favorite places, not only because our daughter lives in Portland, but also because there are so many wonderful places to visit and interesting things to do. We have been in Oregon a number of times but there are still parts of the state that we have not explored yet. We have … Continue reading A Bend in the River – Bend, Oregon

Hidden Gem – Lake City, Colorado

Sometimes the unplanned happenings become some of the best adventures. We discovered a small town deep in the San Juan Mountains that quickly became one of our favorites. It is an experience that we would not have had without good friends. After spending some time with family in North Carolina, I flew back to Montrose, … Continue reading Hidden Gem – Lake City, Colorado

The Switzerland of America – Ouray, Colorado

Ouray is one Colorado mountain town that makes for a great visit. It turned out to be one of my favorites. While a tourist town, it is small and quaint enough to be truly enjoyable. Nestled in the San Juan Mountains, it is in the heart of 4x4 country but also has plenty of hikes, … Continue reading The Switzerland of America – Ouray, Colorado

Montrose, Colorado and the Black Canyon

    While we were in Grand Lake, Colorado, Celia decided to return to Wilmington, NC to see her Dad who made a trip to the hospital unexpectedly. We found that the airport in Montrose, Colorado had comparable prices to some of the larger airports so we decided to continue west instead of backtracking to … Continue reading Montrose, Colorado and the Black Canyon