Summer adventure: Foxes brothers take baseball Dominican Republic tour

September 2018 Posted in People, School, Sports, Travel | Comments Off on Summer adventure: Foxes brothers take baseball Dominican Republic tour

[caption id="attachment_8696" align="alignleft" width="300"] Silverton High brothers Riley Kramer, left, and brother Kyle, spent a week in the Dominican Republic last month, playing baseball, donating gear and participating in clinics. James Day [/caption] By James Day Riley and Kyle Kramer had a bit ...

Roaming Reeders: Family packs up for two-year Cambodian adventure

July 2018 Posted in Community, People, Travel | Comments Off on Roaming Reeders: Family packs up for two-year Cambodian adventure

[caption id="attachment_8528" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tyrone, Amara and Emily Reeder Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Emily and Tyrone Reeder love living life outside their comfort zone, which is why this August they are packing up their bags and heading to Cambodia. “We like being ...

Checking in: McClaine House revitalized as bed and breakfast

February 2018 Posted in Community, Travel | Comments Off on Checking in: McClaine House revitalized as bed and breakfast

[caption id="attachment_8204" align="alignleft" width="225"] Karen Choules looks forward to new guests at The McClaine House. Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Karen Choules is a “homebody” who loves decorating, painting furniture, cooking and gardening. These qualities suit her well as the new owner/innkeeper ...

Patagone: Adventurer shares her pack through Patagonia

December 2017 Posted in People, Travel | Comments Off on Patagone: Adventurer shares her pack through Patagonia

[caption id="attachment_8040" align="alignright" width="300"] Stevie Anna Plummer assembles her crew for the 1,000-mile journey through Patagonia[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Though her party consists of herself, her dog and two horses, Stevie Anna Plummer is taking the whole world along on her ...

A Grin at the End: Parklandia – Driving 1-5 or 1-205 can cause you to swear

October 2016 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Travel | Comments Off on A Grin at the End: Parklandia – Driving 1-5 or 1-205 can cause you to swear

My wife and I were heading for the airport, on our way to pick up one of kids. Oh, did we get I-205ed. To the ultimate max. It took us an hour and a half to get from Clackamas to the airport, ...

Venturing off road: Wild adventures in Costa Rica

March 2016 Posted in Travel | Comments Off on Venturing off road: Wild adventures in Costa Rica

[caption id="attachment_6776" align="alignright" width="268"] Costa Rica[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Driving to the remote Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica would not be easy, I suspected, but I tend to be an optimist when it comes to travel. My wife, Susan, and I had ...

A ‘pura vida’ destination: The people and nature make Costa Rica a memorable adventure

February 2016 Posted in Travel | Comments Off on A ‘pura vida’ destination: The people and nature make Costa Rica a memorable adventure

[caption id="attachment_6652" align="alignright" width="300"] Susan Murray and Steve Ritchie in Costa Rica[/caption] By Steve Ritchie Leaving the beach at Junquillal on the Pacific Coast after watching another gorgeous Costa Rican sunset, I was brushing the wet sand off my feet before hopping ...

Cuban adventure: A land old, new, and changing

October 2017 Posted in People, Travel | Comments Off on Cuban adventure: A land old, new, and changing

By Steve Ritchie It was 9 a.m. on a Monday morning in early February. We were God knows where, bouncing around the pot-holed back roads of Cuba in the second rear seat of a 1948 Plymouth sedan packed with nine people ...