National Donut Day

“This is my favorite part!” The guy behind the counter places three marshmallows on the preparation table and lights up a blow torch.  Like a barista at a hipster coffee shop, he toasts the marshmallows with a kind of pride in his craft. They slowly start expanding, and every so often catch a small flame. … Continue reading National Donut Day

Fossils

“This one is a big shell!” The youngest is taking his mid-day nap in the camper. The weather outside finally broke from the cold rain we’ve had all week. Blue skies with a warm sun shining through the paintbrush stroke clouds.  We’re outside finding things to do and suddenly there’s an impromptu scavenger hunt for … Continue reading Fossils

Vintage camper

I fell in love with vintage campers this week.  This 1960s Shasta camper (or possibly a 2015 re-issue) was parked near the entrance of our campground. Every time I passed it I just stared at it. Little vintage campers like this have so much more character than the modern ones today. Everything from the shape … Continue reading Vintage camper

Lucy

The kids are playing in the yard. There’s a thud thud thud sound as they jump on the cover of the sandbox shaped like a boat. Lots of laughter.  The low sun at the end of a spring day paints beautiful, long shadows across the lawn. It’s warm on our skin, but gets chilly when the … Continue reading Lucy