A Visit to Pendleton Oregon

A Visit to Pendleton Oregon

While Pendleton may not be the first place you think of in Oregon, it is certainly worth a visit!   Home to the famous “Pendleton Round-Up” every September, the town is also known for the Pendleton Woolen Mill and fine leather goods.  It is also a place...
Pirate Booty at the Anacortes Shipwreck Day!

Pirate Booty at the Anacortes Shipwreck Day!

Locally known as “The Town Garage Sale”, Anacortes, WA closes off the downtown Commercial Avenue one Saturday a year for the annual Shipwreck Day.   Here you will find anything and everything for your home or boat (the town is on an island in NW...
Cambria California – Fine Coastal Living

Cambria California – Fine Coastal Living

We pulled into Cambria California on a foggy summer morning on a hunt for moonstones.   This stretch of the south coast was reported to have the translucent stones at the tide line.  The boardwalk – maybe a mile of wooden sidewalk above the beach was populated...
Florence, Oregon – Sand Dunes at the Coast!

Florence, Oregon – Sand Dunes at the Coast!

The Oregon coast is a wild and rugged place.   Sure, there are beautiful sandy beaches, but much of it is towering cliffs with waves crashing on the huge offshore rocks.   If you are in your twenties and have a wetsuit, it might be a perfect place to take a swim!  ...
Retirement Heaven: The Village of La Mesa, CA

Retirement Heaven: The Village of La Mesa, CA

La Mesa is one of those great little communities in southern California where you can walk to the corner store, have your morning coffee and then sit outside and enjoy the beautiful morning.  Located about 10 miles inland (east) of San Diego, La Mesa is a hilly little...
Cost of living and retiring in Hua Hin Thailand

Cost of living and retiring in Hua Hin Thailand

My Thai fiance and I spent quite a bit of time in Hua Hin on my last trip to Thailand. Since I started writing this blog, I have had my eye on Thailand and Hua Hin specifically as a retirement destination. My fiance loves Hua Hin and travels there often, and many of...