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It’s WEDNESDAY! It’s been a few weeks since the last Wanderlust Wednesday while weddings took the lead over here.  I thought since the weather is getting warmer more often, it was a good time to pop in and remind you of a great family friendly hike here in Newberg!  It’s a shorter one, but I […]

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If you’ve been around this blog for any bit of time, you know my love of Champoeg State Park runs deep!  Do you ever have those places that just feel like home?  Places where you feel totally at peace and where it feels like you’re supposed to be there?  Champoeg is one of those places […]

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It’s Wednesday AND spring break, which means it is prime time for ADVENTURE!  Hopefully you are already mid-adventure, but if you’re hanging around the house, get out and go enjoy a trail!  This week I’m sharing Magness Tree Farm, just outside of Sherwood.  I love this trail because it’s easy to get to from Portland […]

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Taking a little break from the hiking trails I love to feature in Wanderlust Wednesdays to remind you: NOW is the time to plan a trip to see the cherry blossoms!  As of last weekend, the trees weren’t quite in bloom, but that just means it’s the perfect time to do your research and get […]

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This last weekend at the beach for the retreat was a DREAM, but it’s so good to be home!  I love the beach, but tucked into the Yamhill Valley wine country is where I really feel at home in the landscape.  Let’s celebrate this magical little corner of the universe we get to live in […]

Bob and Crystal Rilee Trail In Yamhill County - Kid friendly hike with a view and flower field

Happy Wanderlust Wednesday, friends!  I’m recapping a short little family friendly hike just outside of McMinnville today–Erratic Rock!  I was inspired to chat about this one today because the last time I hiked it was on a clear, cold winter day last year similar to some of the ones we’ve had lately!  I definitely recommend […]

Erratic Rock family friendly hike in Yamhill county near McMinnville, Oregon

Welcome to another installment of Wanderlust Wednesday!  I’m loving going back through my favorite photos of trails we’ve hiked as a family in Yamhill County!  Hopefully, these posts are encouraging you to get out and enjoy some of the beauty that Newberg has to offer (or maybe even to travel to Newberg for a day […]

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I love this series already!  It’s been so fun to go back through my photos and decide which trails to share with you next!  Today, I’m sharing a trail that I absolutely LOVE in all seasons.  It’s one of the harder hikes we do, just because there is a lot of uphill, but it’s worth […]

Yamhill county family friendly hike at Schaad Park field in Newberg

I’m launching a new blog series that’s been on my to-do list for a while and has to do with one of my favorite things: hiking!  I love discovering new trails to explore with my family, and when we moved from Hillsboro to Newberg, one of the things I was most excited about (well, besides […]

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