Category Archives: Mini Adventures

short excursions and/or adventures that may or may not involve hiking, but include interaction with the great outdoors

DC Tourist – Day Three

Unbelievably, there is more to do in DC than visit museums and wander downtown. As we are often drawn to adventures off the beaten path, today would be spent outdoors, and on a quest…of sorts. Having been fully enthralled with … Continue reading

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DC Tourist -Day Two

Day Two, was spent at The International Spy Museum. The evening prior, our niece had purchased tickets online for a 1030 arrival, as the museum prefers to stagger it’s patrons for a more enjoyable experience. Ticket prices range between $18-23 dollars … Continue reading

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The DC Tourist – Day One

Anytime we fly back east, no matter how you slice it, you lose a day of your life to travel. As eternal optimists we tried as we might to change that with an early, and I mean early (not red … Continue reading

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“Ikon-ic” Winter – Side Trips (California)

April 11-12, 2019 As we were unable to pay for our site at Yosemite National Park’s Wawona Campground  the night before, we waited for the park aide to open the entrance station.  Seeing as Ethan (our #VanLife friend) is a medically … Continue reading

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“Ikon-ic” Winter – Side Trips (California)

April 9-10, 2019 As we rejoined the I-97 southbound from our failed attempt to peruse Crater Lake National Park in its state of snowy wonder, we considered heading to Squaw Valley to ski for a couple of days, then thought … Continue reading

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“Ikon-ic” Winter – Side Trips (Oregon)

April 8-9, 2019 After leaving Crystal Mountain we weaved our way en route to Crater Lake, Oregon with hopes of visiting for a day or two, and hiking a portion of the rim in snow shoes.  Knowing that we wouldn’t … Continue reading

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An “Ikonic” Winter – Part III

April 3 – April 5, 2019 Upon leaving Utah, we pushed toward Washington and the Columbia River Gorge to visit with our friends Brian and Jody (aka “sidekick”) who had recently moved to Salmon River Washington. We exited Utah and … Continue reading

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