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Portland, Oregon

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments

We only had one day to spend in Portland, Oregon and it was a scorcher.  We decided to do our neighborhood roaming in the morning and then find indoor spots for most of the day.  We then met friends for dinner. A) Alberta Street in the NE section. We drove up and down Alberta & […]

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Categories: Places to Go · Route Planning · Travel
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Mt Shasta Area/Panther Meadows (California)

September 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Our first day of travel from Petaluma, CA to Vancouver, BC was our worst.  We took I-5 and, despite keeping the A/C on recirculate and me being on oxygen, I got pretty sick from the pesticide exposures driving past all the agriculture.  Miriam was in even worse shape.  Screaming, tantrums, and two episodes of extreme […]

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Categories: Campgrounds · Parks · Picnics · Places to Go · Travel
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Champoeg State Park (Oregon)

September 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Unlike our misadventure of the night before, our two night stay at Champoeg State Park, just south of Portland and north of Salem, was peaceful, quiet, and medically uneventful.  We arrived with concerns.  Since it was a weekend, and we were only booking a few days in advance, there were just two campsites left.  I […]

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Categories: Campgrounds · Museums · Parks · Picnics · Places to Go · Travel
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Indian Mary Park (Merlin, Oregon)

September 23rd, 2008 · 5 Comments

The first overnight stop on our road trip from Petaluma, California to Vancouver, Canada, was in Southern Oregon at the Indian Mary Campground in Merlin. By Google Maps, it’s 410 miles and a 6:30 hour drive. With extensive stops, it was more like 9 or 10 hours. Indian Mary Park Uninc Josephine County, Oregon 7100 […]

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Foodlab Gathering: Los Angeles, CA, 3/17/08

April 1st, 2008 · 7 Comments

Foodlab is an internet mailing list for sharing recipes, tips, support and more while discovering and living with food allergies/intolerances. Monica started the list a couple of years ago, after realizing that off-topic discussions of food allergies were starting to take over a parenting list. Most of the folks on Foodlab (the active posters anyway) […]

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San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles along Highway 101

March 28th, 2008 · 7 Comments

There are basically two ways to drive between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles or San Diego: 101 or 5. I took I-5 for years, and it is the fastest route, but it goes through hours of agricultural areas and just isn’t safe for me anymore. Add in a 3 year old who […]

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San Francisco to Petaluma in only 13 hours!

January 26th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Wow, great time, Cyndi. Umm…wait a minute…aren’t those two cities only 35 miles apart? That’s right, an hour drive turned into a 13 hour trip. Despite the nasty weather, Miriam and I drove to San Francisco yesterday around noon. The rain was pounding and visibility was pretty awful, so we drove slowly. Plus a piece […]

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