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Manzanita and Ecola State Park

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Jan Schifter

    How lucky is Logan? getting to be in nature at such an early age. That is so wonderful!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I hope he grows up to love it!

  2. Vickie

    What has been your mosquito situation in the woods?

    June and early July we were fine. Our own backyard is now terrible.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I usually get eaten alive but I’ve been ok this summer. Michael has gotten a lot of bites. I got a few mosquito bites at the beach, which surprised me. But sitting outside on the deck with trees and a little creek nearby = mosquito city!

      1. Vickie

        We have been using the little clip on fans that OFF makes. I get them at walgreens. Have to read instructions, refills only last a set time. Also need batteries.

        I clip them on the back of waste bands or back of shirt neck so we are not breathing it. Could clip in back of baby carrier too.

        If you get them, let me know. They have been working well for us for several years.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          I’ve been curious about those and wondered if they worked. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Marianne

    Absolutely beautiful photos. So jealous! I think I need to move to the Pacific Northwest

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It’s absolutely beautiful in the summer!

  4. Lori

    What a beautiful hike! Are you seeing/smelling any smoke in your area?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes, Portland has been very smoky/hazy for the last week. We’re getting the smoke from Canada and The Gorge wildfires. There are wildfires popping up all over Oregon, too. Sadly, this happens almost every August. This year is particularly bad. There are air pollution warnings and I’ve been having a hard time outside in the smoke.

  5. Umina Beach

    omg!! this is so adorable.. baby looks so happy and having fun!

  6. Adam

    So adorable memories. I want to go to a kid-friendly place for a vacation but now I guess we can go anywhere with kids.

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