Multnomah Falls // Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

After leaving Portland, we took a drive along the Columbia River Highway. Waterfalls were on the top of our “must see” list for the trip, and the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area is full of them–about 77 on the Oregon side of the river! We were driving to Boise that day, so we didn’t have… Continue reading Multnomah Falls // Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

Searching for Orcas in the San Juan Islands, Washington

(Originally posted in August 2014) I wanted to be a marine biologist when I was in elementary school. I don’t know what it was about marine mammals that seemed so interesting to me, but I wanted to know more about them. My “dream career” path changed within a few years, and I definitely did not… Continue reading Searching for Orcas in the San Juan Islands, Washington

Fort Worden State Park // Port Townsend, Washington

It was the Fourth of July. It was a scorching hot afternoon in terms of western Washington weather–somewhere in the low 80’s. Our boss let us leave work a few hours early, which is almost unheard of in farm world. My co-workers and I decided to take advantage of our freedom, so we hopped in… Continue reading Fort Worden State Park // Port Townsend, Washington