Category: Travel

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…

For the Love of Libraries and Books

Who knew there was a National Library Week? Well maybe you did, but it took the Sunday Still’s Challenge,  For the Love of Reading and Books, to bring this to my attention thus inspiring this post. Why not celebrate the memories!  There was Mrs.Jones…

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Family – Frank B. Cooper School Refrain by Susanne Swanson

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
Delighted to welcome Susanne Swanson to the Posts from Your Archives series, and her first post today shares her return to her kindergarten which was celebrating its 100th anniversary..(I don’t think Susanne was one of the first pupils!)…

A Walk through Fairhaven and Western Washington University

Call me sentimental. But last week’s road trip to Bellingham was a walk back in time. It started when we headed north from Seattle,  passing through the daffodils of the beautiful Skagit Valley. (Tulips are up next in the Valley and that needs another…

Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden on the Big Island

This week’s Sunday Still’s theme “Tropical,” reminded me of my own first trip to Hawaii, to the Big Island to celebrate our 25th Anniversary. I was immediately in love. Not just because it was my anniversary. And in spite of the fact that it…

A Road Trip and Daffodils

There’s nothing better than a road trip and after a long winter we were overdue. So we headed north to Bellingham, my old college town near the Canadian border, and one of our favorite places. The drive was wonderful, especially as we stopped by…

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