When Things Don't Go As Planned

Laughing Planet Cafe

OMSI is Out of This World

Breakfast With Mom

When Things Don't Go As Planned

At least a dozen Bob’s Red Mill products grace the shelves of our pantry.  Steel cut oats, buckwheat flour, gluten-free…

Laughing Planet Cafe

Portland offers a fabulous mix of healthy living, inventive cuisine, and eclectic fun. One of our favorite restaurant stops was…

OMSI is Out of This World

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland is truly amazing. We didn’t have nearly enough time to…

Breakfast With Mom

Mother, Grandmother, Chef, Entrepreneur, World-Traveler, Survivor, and Cookbook Author Lisa Schroeder is the driving force behind Mother’s Bistro & Bar, an inviting…

Boeing’s Museum of Flight

Concorde at the Museum of Flight

Long before Starbucks, Microsoft, and Amazon.com (and the whole dot com craze for that matter) Seattle was all about Boeing. Even now, since their headquarters moved to Chicago, Boeing is still the Seattle area’s largest employer and a huge presence in the community. Besides all the obvious benefits to our local economy, Seattleites have long enjoyed Boeing’s…

More About Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge

Waving Goodbye from Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge

Despite the amazing daily activities at Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge, some of the most memorable moments were during our downtime. Inspiration:  Since they are avid collectors of Alaskan art, beautiful works are found in every building but my favorite pieces were the McBride family’s handiwork all around the property. From the seashell collections lining a few mirrors to…

Foraging Alaska-Style

Fisher Girl

When we weren’t out fishing or crabbing, I remember picking wild blueberries and snipping fiddlehead ferns as a child growing up in Glacier Bay National Park. The bounty that Alaska has to offer is mind boggling and most of the time, the scenery in which you are harvesting is beautiful beyond belief.

Tidepooling and Kayaking in Kachemak Bay

Leather Star starfish

This is the second installment in my series of posts about Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge including information about enjoying some of these same activities whether you’re staying there or not. Not many kids can say they’ve touched an octopus but my son is now proud to lay claim to this experience.

Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge

China Poot Peak

This is the first installment of several posts about the Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge. It is such an extraordinary destination that there is a lot to share–look for upcoming posts about tidepooling, kayaking, and more. Just a short boat ride from Homer, tucked along the shore of China Poot Bay, the Katchemak Bay Wilderness Lodge caters…

There is No Place Like Homer, Alaska

Baby William on the beach in Homer

Forgive me for plagiarizing a decorative sign but it’s true, there really is no place like Homer. Also known as the “Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea” and the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World,” folks love Homer for many reasons. What’s not to love?