Category: Travel

Winter Walk at Nolte and the Green River Gorge

After many rainy days we had a wonderful interlude of clear skies and record breaking temperatures and decided to spend it at Nolte State Park. The property was first granted to Frederick Nolte by then President Harrison in the late 1800’s and stayed in…

Yahoo for Oahu!

Okay so maybe I’m too excited after booking a trip to Hawaii but I don’t think so. Hawaii is to me, one of those places that lives up to the hype. Ocean beaches. Glorious sunsets. Warm, fragrant breezes. What’s not to like about that?…

Over Seattle

You didn’t really think I could stay away till 2020 did you? Me neither. After a wonderful week in Southern California we headed back to Seattle yesterday. Mt. Adams and Mt Rainier were beautiful on approach but I was most impressed by the aerial…

A Rainy Last Day of Fall, Two Cats and Clam Lights!

After a mostly dry fall in the Pacific NW it seems that all the pent up rain has finally been loosed in a fury making today the rainiest Dec 20th on record, with many more like it to come.  How quickly we forget! Benji…

A Late Fall Walk at Seattle’s Seward Park

After a record dry November the rain has finally returned to the Pacific Northwest but mainly as drizzle and not enough to keep us housebound. And so with umbrellas in hand we headed for a walk at Seward Park, a jewel in the crown…

Three Port Towns – Two Days!

Yes, it can be done!  Quite easily in fact if you live in Seattle.  We were looking for a quick getaway and decided on Port Townsend,  a charming Victorian seaport on the Olympic Peninsula. We headed north to Edmonds to take the ferry to…

Alki Blues in Seattle

Although Seattle’s nickname is the Emerald City it could just as easily be called the Blue City.   Surrounded by water, Seattle lies on a strip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The first white settlers to the area – the Denny…

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