Friday, November 16, 2012

A Special Thanks To You

My kids wanted me to post a something special for those quiet, unsung, behind the scenes folks who help hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail.  As most of you know by now that my Daughter and Son-In-Law completed nearly 1500 miles of the PCT this past spring and summer.  This post is a tribute to those who help hikers by means of water, food, and shelter.  Following in no particular order is a pictorial of some of these folks they call...

"We are so grateful for all you do for the hikers on the PCT and forever thankful for having the pleasure to have made your acquaintance"


Legs & Powerhouse

Thursday, October 4, 2012


Here I'd like to share with you one of my many favorited shops from Etsy.  May I introduce you to this wonderful young lady....


Amy owns and operates Etsy shop....

toparis collectibles offer for your buying pleasure a variety of vintage decor, fashion, housewares, and much much more.  Here you'll find vintage goodies like this...

wonderful 1950's Fire King Blue Divided 
Relish dish.

If you're into rustic vintage, here's a beautiful Yellow Granite Pail. 

Amy offers vintage paper ephemera like this 1930's Kodak Camera and Supplies Catalog

and this lovely Antique Wedding Photograph of a 1900's era Couple.

Look at this lovely 1960's Rhinestone Rose Brooch and Clip On Earrings set, Beautiful!

From the nostalgic....
like this Vintage Handmade Ceramic Gun Ashtray and

this Vintage Alaska Tablecloth and Napkin set.

To utilitarian...

the ornate...

or for the folks down in Florida...

You'll find a great selection of vintage decor, fashion, housewares, and more at...

"I'm still collecting and always looking for the story they tell and I am glad to be part of that story, if just for a moment in time."


Sunday, September 16, 2012

All Good Things...

Must come to an end as the saying goes and unfortunately for our hikers Legs and Powerhouse, the saying comes earlier than anticipated and with much sadness.  The wildfires of Northern California were the first to detour the pair as they lost hundreds of miles of the PCT to the north.  Being forced off the trail the pair had to hitchhike west in hopes to move further up north and around the wildfires.

Catching a ride off the PCT 


My last post found the hikers coming out of Yosemite Valley and on their way north.  Here are some shots as they made their way along the trail north to Tahoe.

Having to detour the trail in northen California, our hikers hitched a ride into Oregon where they took up the trail again heading north to Crater Lake.  Spot fires kept them moving north with some hikers being forced off the trail entirely.  Nearly 4 months and having hiked nearly 1500 miles of the PCT at Big Lake Oregon, and reports of fires ahead in the Breitenbush area, Amy and Allan are forced off the trail.  Below are some pics of the camp spot we met up with them at Big Lake in the Willamette National Forest about 50 south of the wildfires at Breitenbush and where it was decided to postpone any further attempts to continue the hike.

Fave pic of my granddot!  She's growing up soooo fast!

We're sad they had to end their trip soon, but very proud of what Amy and Allan have accomplished.  It's also nice to have them home!