Places

Over the Mighty Columbia River

10 Jul 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

My day started at 3:30am. The early wake up was due to the fact that I had a 6:00am flight to Portland, Oregon to catch. Though I get the feeling that my nerves would have nudged me into the waking world early even if I didn't...

Ferry Crossing to Iona

03 Jul 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places, Things

We Americans are used to notion of driving anywhere we want to go. We're accustomed to land, lots of land, stretching out over the contours of a gigantic continent. No wilderness will stop us from laying railroad track and pouring new highways to take us where we need to...

Lava Tube Adventure

01 Jul 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in People, Places

Sometimes I get the feeling that my daughter is more courageous than me. All this time I thought that I was supposed to be modeling boldness and drive for my little girl. Yet she's the one who coaxed me further into the lava tube near mile...

Taking What You Can Get

26 Jun 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

Our last day in Kauai. *Sigh* In just a matter of hours, we would board a plane and fly home to California. This would be the last chance to see the sun set over Hanalei Bay for some time. I stopped to soak up the beauty...

Kilauea Caldera’s Boiling Pot

19 Jun 2015, Posted by P.J. Oswald in Places

After several days of beaching it up on the igneous shores of Hawai'i’s Big Island, we were ready to explore some new terrain. So we packed the rental van with three kids (and not nearly enough snacks) and set off in the direction of the...