New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015

I've heard many great things about New Orleans, and have wanted to go for some time, so when my friend Kelly mentioned a couple weeks back at a party that he was going there for Jazz Fest, the want was written on my face.  He soon asked if I'd want to join him and some others for a trip to "Noleans" to which I quickly said yes. The following day I scored a round-trip for $11.80 and some points with Southwest and was soon making it to this wild city which I truly enjoyed. (more…)

By Jason, ago

Hiking Horsetail Falls Loop

Horsetail Falls Loop This weekend, my friend Cassie and I went on a hike around Horsetail Falls.  For someone who has almost lived in Portland five years, I've never been to this location.  Just makes me realize that there is a ton of the Gorge area that I haven't seen yet. We talked a few days before about getting some hiking in as I've only got a few more weeks till I hike up Mt. St. Helens once again (it'll be my 4th time!).  We didn't have a clue where we were going, and knew we didn't have a ton of time to do a long one.  So instead of driving far into the Gorge area and getting some real miles into a hike, we went the easy route and did this one here. (more…)

By Jason, ago