One Of The Best Small Towns In America – Manzanita, Oregon
What is a small town? Everyone loves a small-town feel. From the quaint downtown areas to the friendly locals and all of the unique attractions that each small town has to offer, there’s something special about them. But which small towns stand out from the rest? Here are some of America’s best-kept secrets when it […]
Kroger and Albertsons: A Bad Idea
It was recently announced that two of the largest grocery store chains in the United States, Kroger, and Albertsons, are planning to merge. If shareholders and regulators approve this merger, it will create a grocery store behemoth with annual sales of over $280 billion. The larger competitor left in the market will be Walmart. This […]
The Sad State of Portland
Portland. City of Roses. City of Protests. City of Empty Streets, empty sidewalks, empty storefronts. Here are my images from walking around a couple of blocks in the downtown central business district. This was the premier place to be. Full of shops, culture, unique stores, and people. Take a look at it today. Boarded up. […]
Hiking Little Crater Lake Trail
About Looking for an easy hike to see something unique to the Mt. Hood Wilderness? Little Crater Lake may just maybe it. Little Crater Lake is 45′ deep and is spring fed. The water is crystal clear and a chilly 34 degrees Fahrenheit. There is no swimming allowed in the lake. There is a campground […]
Hiking Timothy Lake Trail
About July is a great time to go out and explore Oregon! The weather is nice and most, if not all, of the snow, is melted around the various lakes allowing people to camp and recreate. Timothy Lake is one of the largest lakes on Mt. Hood. Did you know it isn’t a natural lake? […]
Perfect Beach Day
Can’t ask for a better day on February 11th in Oregon. 65 degrees with a offshore breeze. Oregon Perfect! What’s your favorite beach destination?
2022 Quote of the Year
“You lose your way when you lose your why.” Michael Hyatt
Traeger Ironwood 885 Defective Lid Resolution
After working with Traeger for months, I finally resolved the Ironwood 885 lid issue.
Traeger Ironwood 885 Initial Seasoning & Defective Lids
This spring, I upgraded my Traeger Grill from the Pro 22 to the new Ironwood 885. The new grill upgraded all the components adding a new variable-speed fan and auger; an insulated barrel to keep heat in better, downdraft rear venting; and bigger pellet hopper. After receiving the grill and assembling it, I created a […]
The Best Local Grindz on the Big Island
Always when traveling I try to find the local cuisine and experience what the locals eat. Hawaii’s traditional food is a fusion of cultures of Asian, Polynesian, and American.