Tree’s Family visits Hood River

Tree’s Dad and his wife Diane came down to visit us in Hood River. They brought Tree’s beautiful little niece Nica. We had so much fun hanging out with them for a couple nights.After dinner we watched … [Read more...]

Back in a kayak!

Got up at 6am and had a sweet dawn patrol kayak mission with the ODP crew. It was Tristan's 24 birthday and we ran the White Salmon!We ran into Corby's sister at the put in. She and her husband just … [Read more...]

Family, Wine, and Good Food

This has been a great week hanging out with my brother and Cheryll in the gorge. Cheryll has been in “training” all week. She’s been doing Yoga with Stevie in the morning, followed by a hike with Kiki … [Read more...]

Possible Censorship? READ THIS

Hey everyone,So, it appears that we may be under censorship. In the Cuba post below I had a link to a photo album of all our Cuba photos. Stevie spent a lot of time writing detailed captions for each … [Read more...]

Patria O Muerte – Cuba Rocks!!!

Note: Sorry for the massive delay in getting these pictures up online. We forgot our camera in cuba and it took months to get it sent back to the US. Click here to view our photo album and read … [Read more...]

Dinner with Outdoorplay

The food in Hood River is excellent. There are a dozen restaurants that all qualify as ‘great’. The hardest part is choosing where to go on our short visit. Last night we had a wonderful dinner at 6th … [Read more...]

The current hang – Hood River, Oregon

Witness the amazing view we have out of the front window of the house we are staying at right now! This shot was taken in the middle of winter, but you get the idea of the magnificence of this … [Read more...]

Seriously, We View This As A Job!

To all of our wine loving fans, please know that we are not slacking off! Rest assured we are taking this very seriously. We arrived in the Columbia Gorge 48 hours ago and have so far hit 9 wineries … [Read more...]

This is not a Prank, it’s a Prankster!

Trujillo Bothers showcasing iconic purple plastic from yester-year!This is a real-deal old school classic pre-dot-com freestyle kayak called the Prankster. This boat should not be operated by novice … [Read more...]

Oregon – The Aftermath Of Rain

We had a great visit with our wonderful friends Mick and Michelle. They have a beautiful cabin way up in the mountains. We drank wine and watched old kayak videos of me and Mick. Good Times! The rain … [Read more...]

This Just In – We like Pinot!!!

Who’d-a-thunk-it! Yesterday we cruised the Wineries in the middle Willamette Valley. In typical Oregon fashion the day started out sunny and beautiful but quickly turned cold, rainy and stormy … [Read more...]

Eugene Oregon – Thumbs Up!

We had a great time in the town of Eugene, OR. It was a liberal haven in the land of flying dixie flags. We spent a lot of time at the Wandering Goat, a super cool punk rock coffee shop that would've … [Read more...]

In Oregon? Go to HillCrest Winery!

If you find yourself in Southern Oregon you absolutely MUST go to HillCrest Winery. We stumbled on it, or maybe the universe directed us there, but either way this place is off the charts. The owner, … [Read more...]

Rule #4 Never Disappoints!

We continue to have amazing luck while following Family Rule #4. For those of you who are new to the blog, Family Rule #4 states… Always sample local food and beverage when it is titled "Famous" … [Read more...]

Rogue River – Mission Accomplished

We’re back safe and sound from the 4 days adventure down the Rogue River. We enjoyed beautiful sunny weather every day. Temps got into the 80s. We hit every line in every rapid. Nature cooperated and … [Read more...]