In Which We Are Watched Like Hawks

Boy in Giant Bird Nest

The Cascades Raptor Center is offering free admission this week last week, in celebration of their 25th anniversary. "Through wildlife rehabilitation and public education, Cascades Raptor Center fosters a connection between people and birds of prey. Our goal is to help the human part of the natural community learn to value, understand, and honor the … Continue reading In Which We Are Watched Like Hawks

Kidical Mass Fancy Pants (Tweed) Ride

Bikes at Kidical Mass Ride

I've been wanting to go on a Kidical Mass ride for about a year. My kids' have had activities with time conflicts each time. Last Saturday, it turned out that my oldest daughter got a ride to her function with a friend and the rest of us weren't going. It happened to be the day of … Continue reading Kidical Mass Fancy Pants (Tweed) Ride

Fern Ridge bike path and Fern Ridge Wildlife Area

Sunset at Fern Ridge Wildlife Refuge

I can't help looking forward to nice weather and summer days.  Here's a trip from last summer.  The whole ride was about 35 miles with a pretty steep climb both there and back and quite a bit of riding on really rough gravel.  This was the most difficult ride we've taken yet, and the kids … Continue reading Fern Ridge bike path and Fern Ridge Wildlife Area

Making Liquid Sunshine Lemonade

bike tires reflected in puddle

If the weather gives you lemons...  We've all been taking turns with a bug that has left us feeling under the weather.  Our energy is still a little drained and we are having a hard time jumping back into our normal routines.  I actually love the rain, but I woke up with a craving for sunshine, as if soaking … Continue reading Making Liquid Sunshine Lemonade