Welcome to Our Great Escape

We hit the back roads of Washington State in search of adventure.

WHO WE AREWHAT WE DO

Of all the paths you take in life,

make sure a few of them are made of dirt.

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Angela

the escape artist

My best days are spent on the back roads, taking pictures of abandoned farmhouses, barns and churches.

I always knows the road that leads us home.

Bella

the Maremma sheepdog

No adventure is complete without Bella riding shotgun in the Great Escape.

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abandoned schoolhouse

Our Adventures

palouse lupines

A housebound escape

This doesn't have anything to do with reading. Even though reading is the best escape I can take without leaving the house. No, this is about losing myself on my laptop in a way that doesn't involve writing. I've been learning how to…
abandoned church

Guardian of the Columbia

It distracted me from my ultimate mission — an afternoon with Maremma sheepdogs. I was driving south on a rural road on the Colville Reservation and spied it out of the corner of my eye. Of course, my new friend Kaila warned me about it.…
livestock guardian dog

On the job

I love this breed. So damn much. When Shep came into my life in 2004, I had never heard of a Maremma sheepdog. When my friend who connected us told me the breed name over the phone, I heard "Miramichi dog." For those not in the know, the…

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