Finn McSpool’s Book-Shopping-Rabble-Rousing Outing

What happens when you try to take a monster on a nice outing to shop for some new reading material at Portland's Powells Books? It turns into him being declared leader of a very, VERY strange mob. It all started out innocently enough. Through my library's summer reading program I'd won a gift card for … Continue reading Finn McSpool’s Book-Shopping-Rabble-Rousing Outing

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Finn McSpool: Intrepid Explorer of the Oregon Coast

After all his beach time in Maui, you'd think a monster would want to stay on dry land for a while. But when Mr Husband and I made plans to visit my mom's place at the Oregon Coast, the fearless Finn McSpool was eager for another beach trip. Our destination for the night was Netarts, … Continue reading Finn McSpool: Intrepid Explorer of the Oregon Coast

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A Monster Mash-Up in Maui

After hearing of Mr Husband's and my misadventures at sea, Finn McSpool announced that all further Maui activities would be land-based (even though he doesn't put a dime into the travel budget, Finn feels it's entirely within his rights to dictate the itinerary). So, in this final installment of our Maui Adventure, we'll stay out … Continue reading A Monster Mash-Up in Maui

Stranded at Sea: A Harrowing Journey to Molokini

Herman Melville. Ernest Hemingway. Daniel Defoe. Tammie Painter. What do we all have in common? Until recently, only a desire to put pen to paper. But now I can join the ranks of these esteemed authors with my own tale of man versus nature, the dangers of the ocean, and being stranded at sea. The … Continue reading Stranded at Sea: A Harrowing Journey to Molokini

Finn McSpool’s Treacherous Trip to Kula Botanical Garden

This week's look back at Finn McSpool's Hawaiian Adventure takes him away from the beautiful beaches and bustling towns of West Maui and whisks him off to the slopes of a volcano in East Maui where he got into a little trouble at the Kula Botanical Gardens. Some Back Story Now, before we start this … Continue reading Finn McSpool’s Treacherous Trip to Kula Botanical Garden