A Morning Cross Country Skiing in Mount Shasta

Beautiful fresh snow.  Tall trees that open to a wide clear meadow.  A view of Mount Shasta and Shastina to look at.  And a groomed trail used mostly by locals.  Is there a better place to have your first cross country skiing adventure?  To make it even better, it was a morning excursion with just…

Visiting Ashland Oregon – What To Do During a Pandemic

As a young woman, pre-kids, I remember a mentor telling me about the quaint Ashland Oregon.  She raved on about outdoor theaters, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the cute boutiques, and the lovely cafes lining Ashland Creek.  I dreamed of a romantic weekend getaway enjoying the town with my husband.  However, that sadly never happened.  But…