Category: Wandering Soul

Post-BFN Getaway: Yachats!

Lots and lots of time to just do…whatever. Our 4 days in Yachats were really, really good and really, really needed. A quiet little cheap motel right on the beach with a kitchenette to make our own meals, waking up to the sound of the ocean, being able to walk out the door and be steps from the sand, enough…

High Desert Getaway: Central Oregon

With August starting out giving my husband and I the Middle Finger of Miscarriage, we were definitely relieved to have plans to get out of the city for a few days. Originally planned for four days at an Airbnb studio cabin on a horse ranch in Central Oregon, we ended up only beingĀ  there for three days, spending our final…

Midweek Getaway: Puget Island, WA

Knowing our transfer would leave us with all kinds of emotions no matter what the results, I’d booked us a little farm cottage out on Puget Island, Washington, about a 90 minute drive from home, for a few days this week. So simple and perfect! I love a place too where you drive up, walk in the (unlocked) door of…

Anniversary Getaway: Bandon, Oregon

So, our anniversary getaway turned out very different than planned, as the Airbnb we’d reserved in Central Oregon we discovered a few days before departure was not a “whole house” as described but rather just a bedroom + microwave, with a “shared” porch and a “shared” hot tub. Ew. We are not “shared” people on our anniversary. Lesson learned? Never…

Birthday Getaway: Mt Hood

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~Emily Dickinson Well with all that has been going on in our lives, for my 42nd birthday coming up on Sunday, I just asked my husband if we could go out to the woods for some peace and quiet. So we found this great little log cabin in…

The 31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 29

Where I’ve Traveled I have been very fortunate and I’ve also worked very hard to travel over my lifetime…yet it’s still feeling like a drop in the bucket in this big big world. Just about every corner of Oregon, thanks to both sets of parents who loved road trips. (my husband has now seen a large percentage of the Oregon…

10 Days in France…Scenes from Normandy

Having never been anywhere other than Paris and Versailles, I wanted to check out the countryside and so we decided to rent an Airbnb in the village of Giverny, getting both time in Monet’s world as well as 4 days away from the city. We took the train about an hour or so to Vernon, where our host picked us…