Sweet Creek Falls

Yesterday's Sunday adventure led us to a popular place: Sweet Creek Falls near Mapleton, Oregon. It is easily quite clear to see why so many people praise this lovely place. It's about an hour and fifteen minute drive from Eugene. As soon as you open your car door at the trailhead you are greeted by... Continue Reading →



It's difficult to believe that I've been here in Eugene for not even three whole months (okay in three days it will be three months). Life here is starting to feel settled, normal. Don't get me wrong, this is a good thing. It's something that I have been craving for a long time: to feel... Continue Reading →


Plans change. For two weeks in Nicaragua I worried about what was to come next. Where should we go? What made the most sense? Then an 8-hour bus ride from Leon to Isla de Ometepe happened and we came to the conclusion that we wanted to be in Oregon. It had been the original plan... Continue Reading →

Watson Falls

Sunday morning. Umpqua National Forest, Oregon. Cold air. Gray skies. 272-ft waterfall. The waterfall cascades over a cliff. The sound drowns out any thoughts that may have been in my head. I am surrounded by staggering rocks on all sides, glistening from both the rising sun and the mist that coats it. I can see... Continue Reading →

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