Paris – #POTD

I left my hotel early this morning to cross the city to visit the Tutankhamun exhibition at the Grande Halle de la Villette (a former slaughterhouse turned cultural centre). On display is an impressive collection of artifacts discovered in the famous Pharaoh's tomb. Here's one of the showstopper pieces on display. The exhibition is only... Continue Reading →

Paris – #POTD

Today's post is brought to you from the gorgeous chateau, Vaux-le-Vicomte. An easy trip from Paris, I highly recommend a visit if you get the chance. I spent a good chunk of my day exploring before hopping back on the train and heading for the picturesque medieval town of Provins. I'm having a lovely holiday... Continue Reading →

Paris – #POTD

I'm back in Paris! To start my first full day, I took part in a class where we made croissants and other viennoiseries. It is was so much fun. It also confirmed my belief that I need supervision when baking or, better yet, I should just leave the baking to others. Have you ever taken... Continue Reading →

The Oregon Garden, Part 2

Yesterday I shared photos of some of the plants and flowers I saw at the Oregon Garden in Silverton. They were cool and kind of subdued. Today we'll look at the brighter photos that I took. I hope you enjoy them. Which is your favourite? I can't decide but I think it's a tie between... Continue Reading →

The Oregon Garden

We visited the Oregon Garden earlier this week for a wander through the enormous grounds (80 acres!). I've split my photos into 2 groups, and today we'll start with the first.. it's more muted than tomorrow's group, but the plants and flowers are nowhere less beautiful. I'm not sure what the above pod is, but... Continue Reading →

Tsunami Hazard Zones

While life on the Oregon Coast can be carefree and relaxing, a sobering reality is that much of it lies in tsunami hazard zones. It's common for hotels and motels around the world to display fire evacuation maps in each room. On the Oregon Coast they go further by providing maps to safety zones on... Continue Reading →

Oregon – #POTD

I'm writing this post in the van as we make our way north towards the Canadian border. This past week in Oregon has been a lot of fun and we're both sad to see it come to an end. This mural, located in our favourite little town called Yachats, perfectly sums up our week. We've... Continue Reading →

Silverton Murals

The nearest city to our campsite was Silverton, which lies on the 45th Parallel (Vancouver, where we call home, is at the 49th). The small city is named after the Silver Creek that runs through it. Human habitation of the area spreads back over 6000 years, and agriculture has been the main industry since the... Continue Reading →

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