After all the book sales, reading competitions, and hunting for book bargains lately, Finn McSpool decided it was time to take a break from all that smarty pants literary stuff and head out for a round of bagpiping-haggis-muching-caber-tossing fun. Luckily, the Portland Highland Games fit the bill to a T and they just happened to be … Continue reading Hankering for Haggis at the Portland Highland Games
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
Halloween is still a few weeks away, but things are definitely getting a bit spooky around my neighborhood. Of course, Finn McSpool thinks himself a fearless explorer so he was eager to tag along with me for a walk one morning. A walk that soon had him fleeing for the safety of his usual spot … Continue reading Things Get Spooky for Finn McSpool
You'll be glad to know that Finn McSpool has made it safely home after over two weeks of traipsing around the land of his birth. I was ready to jump into all the adventures this wooly monster had in Kilkenny, Cork, the Aran Islands, and Dublin, but Finn insisted on a post to highlight his … Continue reading Ireland: Land of Beers, Breakfasts, and Beastie Friends
Ooh, that's an ominous title, isn't it? It's quite true, though, and I didn't even know about it. See, the other day, I heard some paper rustling. Since I was cranking out a novel and had my notebook firmly pinned down with my writing hand, I knew it wasn't my paper. It was time for … Continue reading Finn McSpool Plans to Meet His Maker
Last week we left our intrepid Beastie, Finn McSpool, in the midst of a messy kitchen with something that resembled a wheel of cheese. Of course my loyal readers won't be fooled into trying to slice that hunk of pseudo-cheddar to add to their platter of Christmas nibbles - well, maybe you would since I … Continue reading Finn McSpool Gives New Meaning to Bee Sting Lips
As promised many moons ago when I revamped my blog, although I no longer have a regular travel feature, I will occasionally share any travel adventures I do have. Last week was my birthday and to celebrate I decided I'd take a tour of Portland's Japanese Garden. While I do love gardens, there were a few … Continue reading A Very Beastie Birthday in Portland, Oregon