I was adopted several days ago by the Kirkleys. Wow my life has changed, the Portland Humane Society busted up a "Pet Hoarders" situation and I was one of a large number of abused animals. Most of my life has been on a chain. The Humane Society really doesn't know for sure my history, it's … Continue reading Harry Barker (The Dog)
Author: Laura Kirkley
Highlands Ranch Resort, Lassen Volcanic National Resort
Sorry for the long time away. Covid-19 and other issues kept us away, but now we're back and looking forward to sharing all kinds of observations, recipes, and experiences. We just came home from a spectacular time in Lassen Volcanic National Park. It's like a mini Yellowstone. Every bit as satisfying as Yellowstone without the … Continue reading Highlands Ranch Resort, Lassen Volcanic National Resort
Not to be judgemental but can this be termed "camping?" How many amenities does one need? How long will this person (people) be gone? I can't imagine how long it took to pack this car and boat. And, as we all know, items have a way of expanding during travel. It will be humanly impossible … Continue reading Camping???
The Big Easel, Wabeno Wisconsin
The Big Easel, is, without a doubt, the most daring concept restaurant and enchanting environment in northern Wisconsin. All the restaurants in this part of Wisconsin are in the woods or near dairy farms, which serve the same food in the same formulaic manner. They are called "Supper Clubs." You enter the restaurant find a seat … Continue reading The Big Easel, Wabeno Wisconsin
The Oven from Hell
I do own the oven from hell in our lake house in Wisconsin. I could easily fire clay pots and do the glazing in that machine. Jim did some calibrating today and determined it's heating to 650 degrees. All dishes bakes at about 75 degrees over setting. Normal logic would move you to set the … Continue reading The Oven from Hell
It broke my heart to break these eggs!!!
Our dinner this particular evening was New York Strip and a Spinach & Cheese Souffle. Jim had done the shopping and I hadn't seen the eggs until I opened the carton. They were so perfect and gorgeous in every way. It almost made me cry, too much beauty. Can't walk away without telling you how … Continue reading It broke my heart to break these eggs!!!
Poor Me, Never Had a Swing Set!!!
No...No...No!!! My Grandpa made this for his grandchildren. So we could swing without worrying about tipping the swing set over. We could swirl the tire around until it was five feet off the ground. My cousins and myself invented all kinds of challenges and exciting enjoyments on this single tire. OK, so lay on your … Continue reading Poor Me, Never Had a Swing Set!!!
Jacksonville's Historic Cemetery - Located in Jacksonville, Oregon, which is a location we learned about during a hike with Volksport. We were instructed to start up the steep road to the cemetery located at the very top of the hill overlooking the small city. Since the cemetery is very old and vegetated by huge old … Continue reading Jacksonville Cemetery
Travel During Pandemic
Yes, yes...I know we haven't been writing during the last week. So we apologize, however, we have been traveling and now that we're sort of settled into our Lake House in Wisconsin, we wanted to share some observations. To start with we always have to take three separate planes to get from our house in … Continue reading Travel During Pandemic
Green Springs Mountain Loop
We hiked this trail several weeks ago when James was visiting us from Portland. It was so beautiful and pleasant we recommended it to our Volksport friends and members here in Southern Oregon. Many people responded with, we'll be there, can't wait. So last Friday, We woke up to a bright sunny warm day. Hopped … Continue reading Green Springs Mountain Loop