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archive,category,category-oregon,category-149,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-title-hidden,qode-theme-ver-9.1.3,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-4.11.2.1,vc_responsive
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The Crater Lake Blues

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] The Crater Lake Blues [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Written by Jamie [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] The day we dropped my parents back off at the airport was one of the first days where we really weren’t sure what direction we were heading next.  We had to be in northern coastal California by the end of the weekend and knew we wanted to hit up Crater Lake National Park before then, but we really weren’t sure whether we wanted to head back to the Oregon coast for a few days or stay inland and go through Bend, OR.  I had travelled coastal Oregon previously, and it is, without a doubt, a gorgeous drive with adorable seaside towns and lots of outdoor activities (including some amazing sand dunes to explore near Florence, OR), but we had heard some pretty awesome things about Bend and all it had to offer.  We even heard it likened to Asheville, NC, one of our favorite cities back east.  So as we were pulling away from the Portland airport, we made the split second decision to continue SE to Bend and see what the fuss was all about. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_single_image image="16925" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] Let’s just say we’re very glad we did, as Bend did not disappoint.  When we first rolled into town, we thought we may have had to continue on our merry way as none of the RV parks and campgrounds in the immediate area had any availability.  We got extremely lucky when we pulled up to the Crown Villa Resort (who had told us over the phone they had no availability) that offered an “overflow camping” gravel lot complete with electric and water hookups - perfect for our 2 night stay.  The even better part about this “overflow camping” lot is that we still had access to all the wonderful amenities of this high-end RV resort (I’m telling you, this place is like the Ritz Carlton of campgrounds).  One of the resort receptionists offered some delicious-sounding meal suggestions and also gave us a brewery tour map of Bend.  While there was no way we were going to be able to hit all 29 in the area, we chose to head first to the nearby Silver Moon Brewing followed by Bend Brewing Company in downtown Bend.  After our little “hoppy hour,” we walked around the downtown shops, grabbed some local veggies at the farmers market and headed back to the trailer for some dinner. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] The next two days were mostly filled with office work we needed to catch up on, but we made sure to switch up our workspaces throughout the city so we could get a feel for this cool town.  Bend has a great local feel to it and offers so many fun outdoor activities.  There are endless biking and hiking trails, the Deschutes River runs right through the center of the town, creating some great opportunities for paddleboarding, canoeing, and even whitewater kayaking, and then just 30 minutes east sits Mt. Bachelor, offering world-class skiing in the winter.  Bend appears to be perfectly located in proximity to anything you want (except a larger airport - it’s only downfall, in our opinion).  Our visit was short, but Bend definitely made the list of places to return to at some point. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#db4c2b" transparency="1" thickness="10"][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16833" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16835" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] By Friday evening, we reached our campsite at Diamond Lake RV Park, located just north of the Crater Lake entrance, and sitting right along the shore of beautiful Diamond Lake in the Umpqua National Forest.  We chose to hit the sack early in an effort to maximize the next day at Crater Lake National Park.   [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_single_image image="16836" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] We awoke to a crisp clear morning the next day, and set out on our drive through the park.  I was particularly excited about this park because I had seen such beautiful photos and could not wait to get my own.  It surely didn’t disappoint from the minute we entered the park! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16840" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] Crater Lake was formed almost 8,000 years ago when the volcanic Mount Mazama collapsed.  The caldera lake is 1,949 feet deep, making it the deepest in the US and 3rd average deepest in the world!.  It has no inlets or tributaries, so the only way evaporated water gets replenished is through rain and snowfall.  This also makes the waters of Crater Lake some of the purest in the world because of the absence of pollutants. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_single_image image="16837" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text]We could not get over the color of the lake and how it seemed to perfectly reflect the sky.  Apparently the park had quite a lot of snowfall the previous winter, so some drifts still lined the sides of the Rim Drive that circumnavigates the caldera.  We decided to take a slow drive along the entire Rim Drive in a counterclockwise direction from the north entrance.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16851" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16936" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] There are lots of hiking opportunities within the park, not just near the caldera. One unique opportunity is to hike on Wizard Island, the cinder cone that erupted after Crater Lake formed, which is reached by a tour boat. Unfortunately for us, all the boat departures were completely booked for the day, so Wizard Island was out. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_single_image image="16843" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16852" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16847" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] Instead, we opted to hike the Cleetwood Cove Trail at the end of our drive along the rim.  This trail is the only trail that provides access down into the caldera and to the shore of the lake.  From the rocky shore, swimming in the frigid water is allowed at your own risk.  Because of this, the trail is rather busy but absolutely worth it for the end result. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_single_image image="16853" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] When we reached the shoreline, I immediately noticed a group of people in one area and a lot of cheering - out on a rock outcropping was a perfect place to make a 20-foot plunge into the frigid 53-degree water.  While Trae opted for a slow immersion from the rocky shoreline into the chilly water, I knew jumping was likely the only way I would get myself in that cold water, so I took the jump.  It was beautiful and freezing and took my breath away quite literally. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_video link="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7q032XNclI"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] We laid out on the rocks, drying out and warming back up for another 30 minutes before starting the steep 700-foot, half-mile climb back out to the rim. Once we reached the car, we were totally wiped and called it a night, feeling very fulfilled with our visit to (and freezing swim in) Crater Lake.  Just like so many other places we visited on this trip, a picture cannot do Crater Lake National Park any justice - you just have to go see it for yourself! [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16846" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16855" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" color="#e26714" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text]   Trae and Jamie[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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A Special Visit from the McCluskeys

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] A Special Visit From the McCluskeys [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Written by Jamie [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] A few weeks before Dan & Chelsea planned to fly in, my parents called asking if they could book a flight to fly into Portland right after Dan & Chelsea were leaving – of course we said yes!  So after dropping our friends off at PDX, doing a quick clean of Bob and throwing the sheets in the wash, we headed back to PDX that night to pick up Cheryl & Jim.  They planned to be with us for 6 days and then to fly back out of PDX, but we had no specific plans while they visited.  Thankfully, there were a number of areas within a 2 hour drive from Portland that we wanted to explore while they were with us.  We spent our first full day together exploring downtown Portland some more, grabbing a delicious lunch at Deschutes Brewery and a classic pizza dinner at the highly rated Apizza Scholls. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16870" img_size="large" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16873" img_size="large" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] On day 2, we arose early and headed out on a slow drive along the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway, America’s first scenic byway.  We grabbed some gorgeous views early on in the drive from the Vista House site.  The winding roads are speckled with absolutely gorgeous waterfalls and hikes of varying lengths. We stopped to hike around Shepherds Dell Falls, Bridal Veil Falls and the very popular Multnomah Falls, followed by a stop at the Bonneville Dam where we watched a number of different fish species (salmon, lamprey, steelhead, sturgeon) climb a fish ladder up the Columbia River. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="21" gal_title="Columbia River"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] While the scenic byway continues on to The Dalles, we hopped off at Hood River and headed to Marchesi Vineyards for a wine tasting, followed by a beer flight at pFreim Family Brewers.  We continued on our day tip to visit Mt. Hood and famous Timberline Lodge, the exterior of which was used to portray The Overlook Hotel in one of my all-time favorites, The Shining! [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16887" img_size="large" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16888" img_size="large" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_single_image image="16896" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#db4c2b" transparency="1" thickness="10"][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="16856" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] The next day we decided to head the opposite direction to the northern Oregon coast.  We first stopped in Astoria, a town located near the mouth of the Columbia River, where they had a Sunday farmers market that we walked around.  Once we reached the Pacific, we headed south and grabbed an awesome seafood lunch at Bell Buoy of Seaside.  We continued on to the beautiful Ecola State Park, which features awesome overlooks onto Cannon Beach and the Tillamook Rock Lighthouse.  We finally wrapped up our day on the coast with beers at the local Pelican Brewing Company. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="22" gal_title="cannon beach"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" color="#db4c2b" transparency="1" thickness="10"][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] We packed up camp the next morning and actually backtracked to Washington where we got a beautiful campsite at Ike Kinswa State Park conveniently located between our next two destinations: Mount St. Helens and Mt. Rainier National Park.  Once we set up camp, we went right back out and followed the twists and bends of Route 504 towards the Johnston Ridge Observatory overlooking Mount St. Helens.  Along the route are a number of visitors centers, each detailing different aspects of the active volcano, the region, and the magnitude 5.1 earthquake of 1980 that triggered one of the world’s largest recorded landslides, followed by one of the most powerful volcanic blasts in the history of North America.  The Johnston Ridge Observatory gives a beautiful video presentation and offers amazing views of the volcano (it’s the closest you can get by car).  We also really enjoyed the Forest Learning Center which detailed the effects of the landslide and blast on the flora and fauna of the area, and what steps have been taken since then to bring about regrowth and rebirth. Instead of grilling that night, we opted for some take-out chinese by the fire and enjoyed a beautiful night under the stars. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_single_image image="16829" img_size="1200x800" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_single_image image="16907" img_size="1200x800" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_separator type="normal" color="#db4c2b" transparency="1" thickness="10"][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] We headed out early the next morning for Mount Rainier National Park.  When I had previously visited the Pacific Northwest, hiking Mt. Rainier was the highlight of my trip, so I was so excited to share the experience with Trae and my parents this time.  Unfortunately, the weather this time was quite wet with very dense fog, but the experience wasn’t any less enjoyable.  By the time we parked at Paradise and the visitors center, the temperature had dropped significantly, so we bundled up for our hike.  A few backcountry skiiers passed us as we started our ascent to Panorama Point, which surprised us a bit at first, but it soon became clear that the conditions here were still quite wintery.   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="25" gal_title="panorama point"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] We realized the conditions were so wintery, they were too treacherous for us to ascend all the way to Panorama Point, where we were hoping to break through the the cloud line and catch a glimpse of the beautiful mountain scenery that I knew was around us.  Slightly disheartened, we started to turn around at what would normally be a beautiful overlook but was shrouded by clouds.  Just as we started our descent, the clouds broke for a few brief moments and revealed the seemingly endless mountains beyond. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text] [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id="26" gal_title="mount rainier"] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text] We were so excited to see our beautiful surroundings!  It was the perfect way to finish our day at Mt. Rainier and was arguably the crown jewel of our time with my parents while they visited us.  The nasty weather persisted through the rest of the night, but we managed to grill a yummy meal and enjoy our last evening together.  We were so thankful to have this special visit from my parents on this incredible journey.  They were part of our inspiration for taking this trip (my dad proposed to my mom on a cross-country trip they took way back when), and it was so cool to share the experience with them now. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="10"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_single_image image="16911" img_size="large" qode_css_animation=""][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="5"][vc_single_image image="16913" img_size="large" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_separator type="normal" transparency="0" thickness="5"][vc_single_image image="16912" img_size="large" qode_css_animation=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="normal" color="#e26714" transparency="0" thickness="10"][vc_column_text]   Trae and Jamie[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]...