Weekend on the Central Oregon Coast

Our journey south from the Columbia River along US 101 took us through miles of rural scenery, filled with dairy farms and small fishing communities. In places where the road runs right along the coast, we could sometimes make out dramatic pillars of rock down topped by hardy evergreens just offshore. Unfortunately, persistent rain and … Read moreWeekend on the Central Oregon Coast

Examining Wilderness in the Bitterroot National Forest

After our busy week in Missoula, it was time to recover from all the excitement and also to work off some of the beer. We relocated a very short distance southwest into the Bitterroot National Forest, to a lovely campground situated alongside a burbling creek. This was a welcome change from the road noise and … Read moreExamining Wilderness in the Bitterroot National Forest

Rest and Relaxation in the Flathead National Forest

After our very busy multi-week visit to Glacier National Park, including the isolated and breathtaking eastern side and the much more crowded west side of the park, we were ready for some serious downtime. We found it by moving just 20 miles from Glacier, into a small campground in the Flathead National Forest. The biggest … Read moreRest and Relaxation in the Flathead National Forest

Enduring Awkwardness in Tuskegee

“Hello! We’re white, and we’re here to talk about racism!” If I were wearing a T-shirt with this slogan, my awkwardness would have been increased, but not by much. We knew when we started this journey that there would be difficult times. We knew that our plan of crisscrossing the country and visiting many of … Read moreEnduring Awkwardness in Tuskegee