Visiting Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Our time in Oregon had come to an end. The return drive was shorter than our drive there as we were taking I-5 home, but it was still about a 12 hour drive (not to mention my dad drives slow). Also there would be no brewery stop to break up the time 🙁 Continue reading

Applegate Valley Wine Tasting, Southern Oregon

Applegate Wine Tasting, Southern Oregon

Applegate Wine Tasting, Southern Oregon

The next day we were going to meet one of my cousins in Medford Oregon for dinner. Although I was not involved much in the planning of the overall trip to Oregon, I did what I always do when going somewhere, investigate the area a bit.  One may describe it as tearing through every tourist information website and blog I can find… but I call it investigating.

I had found that there were several wineries in the area, especially in the Applegate Valley.  I did not want to push my luck with my dad and ask for a brewery stop at Deschutes and then stop at a bunch of wineries so I never mentioned the wineries. Once it was announced that we were driving to Medford I looked at my aunt and whispered “can we stop at some wineries”. I couldn’t help myself, I love wine! Continue reading

Visiting Crescent City California: Seals, Sea Lions and a Lighthouse… oh my!

Seals and Sea Lions near the Chartroom Restaurant, Crescent City California

Seals and Sea Lions near the Chartroom Restaurant, Crescent City California

After we had finished up at the beach we decided to take an early dinner at the Chart Room Restaurant down the road. As we pulled into the parking lot I saw sea lions and seals lounging on a peer soaking up the sun.

We got out of the car and were greeted with the most unpleasant smell from the seals and sea lions which I can only assume puts a damper on the restaurant’s outside seating in the summer. As we approached the restaurant we got an up close view of the seal lions and seals. I had never been so close to these massive animals before, however I was pretty sure I could out run them if necessary. Continue reading

Visiting Crescent City, California: Boomer’s first time to the ocean

Boomer visits the ocean for the first time!

Boomer visits the ocean for the first time!

The next morning I was awoken by the slight nuzzling of a wet nose. Boomer (in his mind) was politely asking for his morning walk. During our drive to Southern Oregon I had noticed Oregon was much different from Idaho. There were many trail heads marked along the roads in Oregon, even near my uncle’s house. Where I live trail heads are rarely marked with the exception of a “no dogs allowed” sign.  So I guess what I am saying is, thank you Oregon for being dog friendly! Continue reading

Deschutes Brewery Tour, Bend Oregon

Deschutes Brewery, Bend Oregon

Deschutes Brewery, Bend Oregon

As we approached Bend I gave the address of the Deschutes Brewery to Samantha, my trusty GPS. Well, normally she’s trusty. Usually, Samantha does well, directing me to where I need to go with little confusion. And after I had just given her a good review to my dad, Samantha did something unexpected, she led us astray. Continue reading

This Brew’s for… well me! My homebrewing adventure

Mondays on the blog I will be posting stories about my beer brewing hobby. It may not be every Monday so the best way to know when I have posted a story about beer brewing is to subscribe to the blog (don’t worry your email is safe and I will not spam you). Just submit your email in the area to the right that says “subscribe to the blog”. If you feel that is too much commitment there are plenty of other following options such as the Paws For Beer’s facebook page, twitter or Google +. Continue reading

California Trip 2013: Day 4 Burbank: Warner Brothers Studio Tour and Conan O’Brien show taping

Warner Brothers Studios

Warner Brothers Studios

The next morning Meg and I headed to Burbank to take a tour of the Warner Brothers Studios. This was my first studio tour and I guess I had expected big things… like maybe we would be graced with Ellen riding by on her bike (because apparently she does that). Continue reading

California Trip 2013: Day 3 Los Angeles: California Science Center – Space Shuttle Endeavor and a Lady Gaga Concert

California Science Center, Los Angeles

California Science Center, Los Angeles

In the morning Meg and I drove up to Los Angeles to the California Science Center. As a fan of the Olympics and NASA I could take care of two of these loves at once. The memorial coliseum nearby the science center housed the 1932 Olympics. Continue reading