These two Douglas Firs that grow along Munger Creek in Forest Park next to the Wildwood Trail (over 6 feet in diameter) are among a handful that are the only remaining trees in Portland that pre-date and survived, in tact, Eurpoean settlement.
This entire area -a two gully stretch that encompasses Forest Park's first trail to these very trees, the Nature Trail- was the area that inspired ALL of Forest Park to be conserved by Thomas Munger, C. Paul Keyser, Fred Cleator and Ding Cannon (If these names are familiar, it's because they each have a trail in Forest Park named after them, save Munger, who got the creek named after him). We did 4 loops of this sacred area, starting at Firelane 1. It was awe-inspiring and humbling to be amongst these beautiful giants, these original habitants of Portland!
As a fighter, a business owner, and a coach my greatest asset has always been my work ethic. I have never been a natural at any one thing. It’s been my ability to work and grind that has been at the root of any and all success I’ve earned.
It’s a tale as old as fighting itself. Every coach I know can tell the same story about the talented, lazy fighter. They half ass it for a short while, have some some success... then quit when their natural talent isn’t enough. They inevitably run into an opponent who has half the talent but twice the work ethic, and lose because they don’t have the will, the heart, the drive.
Hard work is an equalizer. Anyone can work hard regardless of their position in life. Effort is the only way to change your stars, to improve your life in and out of the ring.
We’ve all inevitably worked to overcome obstacles in our lives. What has your biggest challenge been, and how has that led to your eventual success? Comment below and share your story! We’d love to get to know you all a bit better. 💥 .
Anna: If, Then by Kate Hope Day audiobook review! Check out my full review on our blog!
It was warm enough to break out my eno this weekend! As I adjust to my new home and job, audiobooks have become my new best friend. -
This a mind-bending book. It’s definitely a slow-burn, detailed writing style, which is my favorite kind to read. Set in a small mountain town called Clearing, Oregon, If, Then is told in multiple perspectives, which is my favorite kind of narrative structure when done well. Each character has a full arc, and I was invested in each perspective. -
As for the audio review, Rebecca Lowman’s voice is so calming and easy to listen to that it made me feel like I was at a spa. With audiobooks, I prefer when it’s like this--just one narrator and no other noises. For those reasons, this is one of the most relaxing audiobook experiences I’ve had. -
If, Then is not a straightforward book. It’s often confusing, and I’m not sure if listening to it on audio helped or hindered this. -
It's almost morel season! We are working through the very end of our harvest from last year 😁 I'm hoping this year will be booming with all the snow we've had! What's your favorite way to preserve? We usually stuff our little dehydrator a couple times and freeze the rest. This year I hope to pop up a solar dehydrator... Or maybe I'll try out a window screen in my car! 😄 #homesteading#gatheryourownfood#preserving#preservingfood#morel#morels#wildmushrooms#oregon
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Almost 9 years of putting up with each other and he still won't pose for a picture with me. Oh well, he still thinks I'm fiiiiine. 👅🤘🍑 #mcm#togetherforever
Few things rival an ice cold hard cider on a sunny afternoon. The hit of a deliciously crisp hard apple cider on a parched tongue is uniquely satisfying in the way it quenches thirst. Which is precisely why I’m teaming up with @nwcider to giveaway two general admission tickets to one of the PNW premier hard cider festivals, The Cider Rite of Spring. Featuring over 100 ciders from 30+ local makers, this event is taking place on April 6th from 1-6pm, and is not to be missed. To enter to win, tag a friend in the comment section below. One tag per comment. Winners must be following myself (@aboyandhiscity) and @nwcider to win. Giveaway not associated with Instagram in any way. 21+ only. Contest closes Saturday March 30th at 9pm. Winner chosen at random. Tickets and info available at the link on @nwcider. Good luck and see you there!
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Tune in next week for the next episode of Cooking with Mel! Totally kidding. Don’t have a show. But I can let my entrepreneur mind wander right? 🤣
However you can tune in on fb for my live video I had on my new method of bulk meal prepping. 🍲
I wanna be DIFFERENT with the food options. If possible! 🙈 So I bundled a bowl of carbs with quinoa, corn & beans, cut up veggies, ground turkey & chicken. The combos are endless! Turkey salad, chicken salad, stuffed bell peppers, bell pepper nachos and the list goes on!
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People always ask how I am able to hike in the dark and at ungodly hours of the morning. Well, I do it for these moments—when there’s not another soul in sight and I get places like this all to myself (well, for a little while at least 😅)
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