• Mt Hood at Night
    Mt. Hood

    Peak Escape: Timberline Lodge, Oregon with kids

    Sleeping in your overstuffed bed at Timberline Lodge on Oregon’s 11,239-foot Mount Hood, you may feel like you’re the only mama on the mountain. Yes, despite your children snoring in their beds. Knotty doug fir paneling wraps you up in a cabin-like interior  — and whether rain or snow falls, it’s cozy and silent inside. We recently visited Timberline Lodge for an overnight stay, and I can’t recommend it enough. The lodge offers ski lifts right outside the door  and 1930s-era history inside the somber stone walls. Built as part of a WPA project to put the unemployed back to work, the lodge’s timber frame still stands solid at 5,960 feet (right…

  • Semiahmoo with kids

    How Did You Spend Your Summer Vacation?

    Yes, this is just like a Cliff Notes vesion of “What I did on my summer vacation” essay you remember from a few years (or decades) ago. Where did you go this summer? A new coast escape? A time-treasured family cabin? Someplace close? A day trip? A weekend getaway or two weeks away? I visited a few spots, too, mostly for work. It was a mix of day-long road trips, weekend getaways and one or two longer sojourns. Our last trip logged an extra 821 miles on our long-suffering Honda. So look for family travel blog posts in the near future on: Semiahmoo Resort, Washington Whistler, BC. Kitsap Peninsula, Washington…