Don’t Worry, About A Thing!

Today Dana gave us a special guided tour though the Rattlesnake Hills wine region. Dana gave us the royal treatment showing us where all the big reds where hiding. She drove us from place to place … [Read more...]

"Oh Yakima, The Beautiful…"

Yakima is an interesting place. There is beautiful wine country snuggled up against the fireworks stands on the Yakima Indian Reservation. There are estate wineries right up the road from desperate … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Little Brother!!!!!

Today is my little brothers birthday! Love you bro. TREE … [Read more...]

Back on the wine tour!

Well, this morning we woke up in central Oregon eager to get back to our west coast wine tasting tour. Cheryll and her Mom and Husband joined us for the first stop, a small winery in Central Oregon. … [Read more...]

I Miss You Jim.

Today Stevie, Cheryll and I went to Smith Rocks and visited Jim’s memorial bench. I felt sad, and happy, and mad, and… at peace, all at the same time. When Jim died at Smith rocks a couple years ago I … [Read more...]

We’re Back, We’re Safe, AND We’re ENGAGED!!!!

We're back from an amazing 16 day solo trip down the Colorado River! What an experience. I guess the most exciting news to tell is, We're Engaged!!! I always knew that I wanted to propose to Stevie on … [Read more...]

Grand Canyon Detour – See you in 16 days!

Photos: Stevie and the Canyon Reo folks rigging our 20 ft. raft. Tree checking gear to make sure we have everything for 16 days. Tree packing the water filter.Since we’ve been living on the road, life … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]