It's the last weekend of summer, which means it's a sad time around here. Faces are glum, moods are down, and we're already counting down the days until it comes around again. So, what better way to hold onto summer than to have a little Summer Flashback full of the strange visitors to my garden, … Continue reading Summer Flashback – Strange Visitors, Men in Skirts, and More!
Beastie Finn McSpool travels north to Seward, Alaska to visit Exit Glacier, hike at Kenai lake, wrestle bears, meet moose, and explore a Coast Guard ship.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, also know as "The Day Everyone is Irish" or perhaps "Green Beer Day" or maybe even "Day Americans Eat Corned Beef Thinking It's An Irish Speciality." Whatever you call it, if you can't get to Ireland or even a good Irish pub today, Finn McSpool has got you covered as he … Continue reading Finn McSpool Goes Back To Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day
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’)
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
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
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
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
No, Finn McSpool hasn't been turned into a dragon adopted by Hagrid. Instead, he's discovered a trio of mummies. Not in Egypt, but in the heart of Dublin. This is all getting somewhat confusing, so let's get on with our third day in the big city. First, Apologies After the bevy of fabulous photos in … Continue reading Finn McSpool Cries Out for His Mummy