Category: Travel

Off to Paradise – Mt. Rainier, Waterfalls and Blackberry Pie!

On the hottest day of the year we took a drive to our favorite local attraction – the big mountain two hours south! There wasn’t a cloud in the sky as we drove the back roads to Paradise, the mountain calling us all the…

Memories in Bremerton and a Ferry Ride to Seattle

We were looking for a way to spend a sunny spring day and settled on a drive to Bremerton, where we’d visit the Navy Museum and take the ferry back to Seattle. The day would trigger long forgotten memories that I will share with…

Flaming Geyser State Park, A Missing Flame and Steelhead in Training

In the middle of a rainy April we picked the sunniest day for a walk at Flaming Geyser State Park where instead of a flame we found a flowing river, luscious forest and steelhead in  training – who knew there was such a thing?…

A Walk through Bellingham fueled by Rockets

I know you’ve been waiting so here’s the final story from our road trip last month that included Skagit daffodils, Fairhaven, and Western Washington University (here’s that story in case you missed it, though you probably didn’t.) Bellingham remains a special place to me…

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #family Mora and Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park by Susanne Swanson

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Here is the second post from the archives of Susanne Swanson and this week she shares their trip to the Olympic National Park in Washington State and the beaches with amazing roots and tree remains. Mora and Rialto…

Walks and Trails at Mt. Rainier National Park

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge, Walks, Trails and Sidewalks,  I looked back at some of my favorite walks and trails at Mt. Rainier National Park. You won’t find too many views from the beaten path like this one at Sunrise. Only one at a…

A Tangle of Life at Nolte

“Blue skies ahead,” my eternally optimistic husband said. “Let’s go out for a walk.” “Are you sure?” I replied. “It’s pouring down rain.” Still we made the drive to Black Diamond for lunch and waited for the rain to slow. When it did we…

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