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Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

October 5, 2016 No Comments Legend has it that a beautiful Multnomah princess gave her life to save her people by jumping off the high cliff overlooking the water of the Big River, now known as the Columbia River Gorge.   It was done in order to appease the Great Spirit’s anger by offering an innocent maiden in sacrifice. The ...

 

Favorite Family Friendly Bed and Breakfasts on the West Coast

Favorite Family Friendly Bed and Breakfasts on the West Coast

June 10, 2012 No Comments Many families chose chain motels or hotels for a vacation. The reason: a known quantity, size of the room, amenities such as a pool or video games for the kids, portable cribs for the smallest travelers. Another reason is: sure, we’d love to stay at a bed and breakfast, but most of them don’t welcome ...

 

Lakeside Terrace Christmas Valley Oregon – rest to weary travelers

October 5, 2011 No Comments

Our first stop was Lakeside Terrace Motel in Christmas Valley Oregon. Very clean. The facilities were very acceptable for the price paid, (about 60 for  a family of five). The beds were comfy. We woke up in the morning and the kids loved feeding all the cheetos and doritos to the gaggle of geese and ...

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Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

September 20, 2011 No Comments Particularly fascinating to children, zoos are a wonderful place for people of all ages to learn about the animal world and our role in its preservation while having fun. Listed alphabetically, the following 10 zoos were selected from the west coast region of the USA and include Washington State, Oregon and California, as well as ...

 

10 Best Aquariums in the USA

10 Best Aquariums in the USA

August 1, 2011 1 Comment Oceans, rivers and lakes have captivated people since the beginning of time with living mysteries of every size, shape and color that dwell in their depths. Aquariums offer an up close and personal venue to explore these mysteries while educating visitors about the various ecosystems upon which we rely. The following 10 aquariums (listed alphabetically) stand ...

 

10 Top Nature Retreats for Families in the USA

10 Top Nature Retreats for Families in the USA

June 27, 2011 No Comments Mountains, rivers and lakes have beckoned with their rustic appeal for ages. Sparkling bodies of water, towering trees, and breathtaking vistas renew the human spirit through the splendor of nature. The following getaways (listed alphabetically) are idyllic retreats where families can reconnect and discover the natural world together. Alderbrook Resort and Spa – Union, Washington ...

 

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

May 16, 2011 No Comments  Below is our top ten list of family vacation resorts on the West Coast of the United States.  Listed alphabetically, any one of these wonderful family vacation spots will appeal to even the most discriminating travelers.  California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington state are included in this list.  Everything from the resort’s accommodations and family features, restaurant options, on and off site recreational activities, child ...

 

From the Sea to the River – More, Marvelous Oregon

From the Sea to the River – More, Marvelous Oregon

September 13, 2010 No Comments Our family left the coastal area of Oregon and the beautiful ocean beaches for the river – the Columbia River Gorge.  Make sure to read about the start of our family fun Oregon Coast excursion as well as Part 2 in Southern Oregon.  Just as magnificent in its own way as the sea, the wide windy river is vast and ...

 

More Family Fun in Southern Oregon

More Family Fun in Southern Oregon

September 12, 2010 1 Comment Yesterday I began describing a coastal adventure based at Heceta Head Light Station near Florence, in wonderful Oregon. A second day’s coastal adventures can spin you north from Yachats. Take in the very famous, very large Haystack Rock – one of the sea stacks – on the open, flat Cannon Beach. This resort town is ...

 

Family Fun on the Oregon Coast

Family Fun on the Oregon Coast

September 10, 2010 2 Comments Beaches strewn with climbable driftwood… square topped rocks called sea stacks morphing out of the morning waves… caves and coves for your little pirates to explore… and lighthouses! That’s the southern Oregon coast near Yachats. The quickest route in is to fly into Portland and drive to the sea in under five hours; our recent trip ...