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Momentum

I was steaming mad. Well, probably more exhausted than anything, but symptomatically I was presenting as pretty darn perturbed. Lori and I found ourselves on this sweltering mid-December afternoon in 2014, in all places, at...

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First Month with Noe

We’re here in Roseburg now and will be for another six or seven weeks. We’ve got some big news to share in terms of next steps, so stay tuned. Last Thursday, Noe celebrated his one...

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It’s a Boy!

Our sweet baby boy, Noe Owen (rhymes with “Joey”), was born on June 21, 2016 at 6:38am (6lbs.5oz.). Contractions began Saturday night, water broke early Father’s Day morning, laboring continued for another 54 hours...

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Lake Titicaca – Puno

Perched at 12,556 feet high, on the shores of a mammoth lake and at the southeastern tip of Peru, the city of Puno has a distinct feel all its own — and we were fortunate enough...

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Leach Botanical Garden

40 weeks + 4 days. My question to Lori today, “Do you ever feel like you’re just waiting around for something to happen?” Since Lori wrapped up work a week ago — and particularly...

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Lake Titicaca – Isla Taquile

After spending a memorable night on Amantani Island with a local family, we caught a mid-morning ferry to nearby Taquile Island — home to some of the most famous handwoven textiles in the world. This...

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Lake Titicaca – Isla Amantani

Covered in agricultural terraces and and dominated by two ancient-temple-topped peaks, the remote island of Amantani is unlike any other island we’ve visited. We’ve arrived on Amantani intending to stay the night before continuing on to...

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Alameda Ridge & Stairs

It’s Sunday in Portland. The sun is shining. 1.5 million visitors are clogging the area’s highways, trails, and landmarks. And…your very pregnant wife is one day shy of her due date. So, what do you do? Climb...

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Goose Hollow – Balch Gulch Loop

It’s no secret that Portland is full of great hikes, both in and around the city. While we’ve racked up a fair amount of Portland trail mileage over the past 18 months, there’s no doubt in my...

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Portland’s 4T Trail

Trail, Tram, Trolley and Train! Portland’s 4T Trail is one of the best ways to get to know the city, via three modes of public transportation [OHSU aerial tramway/gondola, Portland streetcar (trolley), the TriMet MAX light...