Home Sweet Home, sort of – Hood River, Oregon

Our stellar vacation in the USA continues.

We just flew from Salt Lake City Utah to Hood River. This little gem is located in the northern part of Oregon, right on the border with Washington state.

This was my former home town prior to becoming a full time nomad.

And it is the current home of Outdoorplay.

Hood River is an outdoor mecca, a full on paradise.

We are surrounded by beautiful mountains, snow capped volcanos, and crystal blue rivers. Here you will find world class windsurfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, skiing, snow boarding, climbing, and of course whitewater kayaking!


We will be here for 2 weeks of non stop action. My family is coming to visit and we’ve got plans to see all of our friends. And of course we’ll be doing some extensive wine tasting. We’re both stoked!

More coming soon – TREE



  1. It looks beautiful there. What a place. Gonna have to put that on the list.

  2. Are we there yet? Are we there yet?
    Are we there yet?
    ARE WE THERE YET?????????

  3. Autie Debby & Uncle Barry says:

    Wew hoo! Can’t wait to see the Bride & Groom! No way we are going to miss out on welcoming Stevie to the family without a proper party….We are going to have a BIG CELEBRATION, Tell Angela to bring the Boa’s!! See you on Saturday.

  4. mamatuyas says:

    Dang! I left the boas in storage in Bellingham! But I’m bringing lots of WINE . . . . .
    . . . can we just hallucinate the boas? 🙂

  5. Arlene Burns says:

    hi guys.. glad that you are in the hood.. i will be up there on the 21st if you are still there, let me know . .would love to see you..

    also, when your dad is in town, you should bring him up to his old place in mosier, which my sister owns.. she has done amazing landscaping there as well

    let me me know you exodus dates.. hope we weave for a mo

    Arlene Burns

  6. Tree-

    In one of your “very near future before the week is out upcoming” posts — consider notifying your subscribers that Lisa (former CNN News producer, correspondent, journaliste) has given you permission to take a week or two off from written updates so that:

    1. You can have a well earned nomadic escape from the virtual soup.

    I certainly enjoy the dispatches… but for your mental well being I suspect there could be a self-prescribed journalistic deadline hanging over your head and every outdoor-battle-weary correspondent is allowed to go on leave, take a furlough, enjoy liberty.

    (btw, I talk in 3s – it is a disease, syndrome, addiction…)


  7. Heather Dougherty-Acevedo says:

    Welcome to Oregon! I hope you remember some of your visit. 😉


    • Hey Heather! Great photos of your family on facebook. Your kid is super cute! We’re out in Hood River trying our best to maintain the memories. We’ll see how it goes!

      • Heather Dougherty-Acevedo says:

        Sweet! I love your website. It’s so fun to see what you two crazy cats are up to. Thanks for the compliments on the pics; sure do love my boys (that’s two kids, not one) I have twin boys that turned two in June. Needless to say, every day is an adventure for me, as well. Loving every minute of it. Take care out there.

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