A Monstrous Christmas at Pittock Mansion (aka ‘The Solonian Palace’)

That's right, Finn McSpool is back and he's not only ready to show off some local holiday cheer, but also the building that inspired my favorite location from my fantasy world of Osteria: Portland's Pittock Mansion (aka "the Solonian Palace"). I went hunting through my old blog posts, certain that I had covered Pittock Mansion … Continue reading A Monstrous Christmas at Pittock Mansion (aka ‘The Solonian Palace’)

Finn Says Hello…and Goodbye

Here's the deal. I had plans to finish out the last few days of my Irish Adventure with Finn McSpool (I love that autocorrect now recognizes "McSpool"!) over the next couple weeks and then continue on with my regular Saturday Finn-filled posts. But plans are changing. Don't worry, I've already got some pics loaded so … Continue reading Finn Says Hello…and Goodbye

Evil Strikes Again in Ireland

Yes, after our brief hiatus to celebrate the spookier side of things and to have a local getaway, Finn is FINALLY continuing on with his last few days of his tour to the land of his birth. Now, in our earlier Ireland adventures, you learned that Evil had thrown a couple wrenches into our time … Continue reading Evil Strikes Again in Ireland

A Monster Mission to Outer Space

You know that saying, "It's hard to keep a good monster down"... Wait, no, that's not how it goes, is it? Anyway, Finn McSpool recently put this maxim to the test on a recent trip to Oregon's Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. I've been wanting to visit this museum for ages because it houses a … Continue reading A Monster Mission to Outer Space

A Beastie-Filled Anniversary

The first of October has rolled around again, and while for many people that means it's time to roll out the pumpkins, for Mr Husband and me it means it's time to celebrate getting hitched! That's right, we celebrated our anniversary earlier this week with a little getaway to the Oregon Coast. And of course, … Continue reading A Beastie-Filled Anniversary