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2013 Portland Naked Bike Ride

If you ride in the Portland Naked Bike Ride, it is an experience you will not forget. The 2013 event was well attended, but at the time this was written an estimation on the number of riders had not been published.

The ride started at the Portland Art Museum, with the route and end points […]

Lake Bronson

In September we attended a board meeting at Lake Bronson. I did not realize till then the beauty of the grounds. The lake is magnificent and stocked with fish during the summer months. Lake Bronson also has canoes, floats, and a diving platform positioned in the middle of the lake. The lake also has a […]

Summer 2012 - events and misses

While much of the country was enduring record heat this summer, we in Oregon may have wished we could have traded some of our summer coolness for a little of the mid-country’s heat.

I did not make the Willies Memorial Weekend Spring Fling. An unexpected work load came along, but I understand that despite another […]

Colorado - Valley View Hot Springs

Melissa and I went to Valley View Hot Springs during a western US vacation in 2002. I recommend it if you are in the San Luis Valley area of Colorado.

Their web site now says that they limit attendance to keep from overwhelming the facilities. If you plan to go make reservations per the instruction […]

Umpqua Hot Spring

Months before July 4th weekend I obligated myself to be a shuttle driver for an otherwise all-woman mountain bike event. Originally it was going to go around Mt Hood, but the cool wet spring caused the originally planned trails to still be snowed in, so a more southerly lower elevation trip was scheduled. One of […]

Wandering South for the Winter

During our trip south this winter we decided to visit several nudist resorts and destinations. The first stop was Silver Valley Club in Newberry Springs, California. We spent Christmas day there. It was very quiet but had a nice small lake and hot tub which we could enjoy. There were no activities going on when […]

Kaniksu Ranch, Washington

We visited Kaniksu Ranch just north of Spokane in September for the fall board meeting of AANR-NW. It is a beautiful spot with a lovely pond, many campsites suitable for tents as well as, larger rigs like our motorhome. The food was terrific. The hospitality superb and accomodations are plentiful. It was a wonderful experience […]

Hot Springs in Idaho

Recently, Howard and I journeyed to Glacier National Park to see the amazing scenery there. After we left Glacier we traveled back through Idaho taking US 12 which follows the Lewis & Clark trail and the Nez Perce trail. We stopped at a beautiful hot springs that was used by Lewis and Clark called the […]

Valley View Hot Springs

Melissa and I went to Valley View Hot Springs during a western US vacation in 2002. I recommend it if you are in the San Luis Valley area of Colorado.

Their web site now says that they limit attendance to keep from overwhelming the facilities. If you plan to go make reservations per the instruction […]