National Park: Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Last weekend the National Park Service celebrated National Junior Ranger Day and we wanted to participate, especially considering this was year we celebrate the 100th birthday of our National Park System. The closest National Park to Portland is just across the Columbia River in Vancouver. Strangely enough, despite the 20-minute drive from our house, we had never gone... Continue Reading →

Crater Lake National Park (OR)

My son and I were heading south to Gold Rush country, just east of Sacramento for the wedding of a dear friend. To break up our drive down and to show Laddy one of the wonders of Oregon, I decided to route us through Southern Oregon so we cold spend a day at Crater Lake... Continue Reading →

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