Mission Carmel

Beautiful and evocative Mission San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, or Mission Carmel for short, stands as a testament to the ambitious and harrowing early days of European settlement in Alta (Upper) California. Neglected for decades, yet largely restored to its original state, Mission Carmel was […]


You may have already figured out that we didn’t end up going to Nepal. We’ve been living in a quirky, vintage former hotel built in 1910 in exotic-in-its-own-way Portland, Oregon for just over a year — and are just as surprised as anyone. […]

Interrorem Cabin (i)

We took a drive up to Washington’s Olympic Peninsula to spend the weekend in the woods in a rustic cabin with TERROR for a middle name (Interrorem). We managed somehow over two nights to avoid being stalked by Sasquatch or harassed by forest-dwelling gnomes […]

Mt. Howard & the Wallowa Tramway

We really had no idea just how majestic the Wallowas of Eastern Oregon would be. The drive in treated us to a sweeping panorama of jagged alpine peaks. As approached, the snowcapped mountains quickly closed in all around. Still, we couldn’t have […]