Adventures with Grandpa: Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area, Oregon

Locals call this beach the “shape shifting beach” because it changes from day to day depending on the weather.

Adventures with Grandpa: Three Island Crossing

The emigrants who traveled the Oregon Trail should never be forgotten. They are great examples of not giving up on their journey despite trying circumstances

Adventures with Grandpa: City of Rocks

I did not know how far the drop off was into the gulley and I was heading straight for it. I clawed my fingers into the rock to find anything to stop my fall.

Adventures with Grandpa: Lost Creek Reservoir

Our latest adventure with Grandpa (and Grandma this time) took us to Morgan County, Utah. We headed east through Weber Canyon and then took the old highway through Mountain Green. I wanted to find a canyon named after my fourth great granduncle, Roswell Stevens, Jr.  Roswell Stevens lived in the Peterson area in the 1850s.Continue reading “Adventures with Grandpa: Lost Creek Reservoir”

Celebrating my Great Grandmother’s Birthday

Lizzie’s Early Years Lizzie was the oldest child of six and she was cheerful and kind. She laughed and smiled as she helped her mother cook, tend her brothers and sisters, take care of the farm, and make clothes for her family. When she was young, the dam above her town broke and the flooded everything.Continue reading “Celebrating my Great Grandmother’s Birthday”