McKinley Park Wetlands

Our new home in Tacoma is situated near the Lincoln District on the East side of I-5. Having previously lived in University Place, we weren’t too familiar with this area. So, we were excited when we arrived to get out and explore the area. McKinley Park is a little over 2 miles from our house…

We’re Back, Baby!

Hello, It’s been a while. If you hadn’t heard, we have left Idaho and returned to Western Washington. It feels like going home again, and we couldn’t be happier to be back. While on a recent trip to a state park in Port Orchard Craig made the comment that we needed to bring the blog…

2020 Reading List

I set out to read more books in 2020 than I had read in my entire life in one calendar year. Coming off of a 2019 where I read 80 books, I was hoping to possibly hit triple digits. With the pandemic wiping out sports and leaving me with a lot more free time on…

2019 Reading List

I had a few goals coming into 2019 for my personal reading. I wanted to read 50 books after reading 47 in 2018. I wanted to choose a historical subject and read as much on it as I could. I wanted to read as many books by minority authors as by white authors. I accomplished…

Exploring the Kuna Caves

In the middle of a farm field 15 minutes southeast of Nampa is a stone circle with a hole in the middle of it. Take a peek into the hole and you will see a 50-foot drop into an underground cavern. A long, caged ladder descends to the floor and for those brave enough to…

Backyard Garden 2019

The plan to turn our sparse backyard into a beautiful thriving garden is well underway. This year we opted to turn half of the yard into a garden by bringing in 10 yards of dirt and mulch. Getting all of our grass ripped out and dirt put in was hard work, but thanks to some…