Highway to Hoeftland

Adventures with Kristin & Mike

Mike and I are in the middle of a grand adventure. The adventure is not a trip or a vacation this time, but rather, a big life transition. We’re entering a new chapter in our lives, and we’re not yet sure where the new path is leading.

Lake Merwin Camper’s Hideaway (LMCH)—a private campground one hour northeast of Portland, Oregon, is one of the most unique and beloved campgrounds in the Pacific Northwest. I’m biased with this opinion, however, because it’s also where I own a vacation home. Sometimes, Lake Merwin feels as close to “home” as I’ve ever felt. You see, …

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  It was my birthday, and the start of spring, so it was a perfect time to pack up our little 17ft Casita travel trailer, grab our three pets, and hit the desert road for some mountain camping at the Serrano Campground, in Big Bear Lake, California. As we climbed in elevation to over 6,000 …

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