6 Recipes to Indulge on the 4th of July

What ya’ll doin’ for Independence Day? If you are like 80 percent of other Americans, you will likely be picnicking or BBQing with family and friends to celebrate our freedoms. The only thing needed for a successful gathering is good food. We’ve got a few must-try recipes for you to step up your game.   Hot Dog Bar or Burger …

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9 Songs to Honor Thy Father

9 Songs to Honor They Father Wind Mountain Ranch

With Father’s Day on Sunday, I’ve been scurrying around the last two days trying to get everything in order. Usually I have my list done by now, but this year I’m struggling for last-minute ideas and finds. I’ll blame it on this murky weather we’re having in the Pacific Northwest. (Seriously, when is it ever 55 degrees in June?! Somebody …

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A View of Mt. St. Helens

Summer is approaching fast. School will be out, activities dwindle down and the sun will be shining (hopefully), giving everyone a chance to slow down and take a deep breath. Ahhhh, my favorite time of year… The forest is a good place to do that, to get some good quality oxygen. Whether you are camping (maybe staying with us at …

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Camping Season in the Gorge

Camping Season in the Gorge

  I’ve come from a family with a long history of camping memories. And after all these years I can’t say any of them have been bad. Each a solid story with either a learning lesson or a good laugh. From tent camping, to RVs, to our little old cabin — this favorite pastime with friends and family helps me …