Tag: Travel

The Museum of Flight

What do you do on a rainy day in Seattle?  Go see the airplanes at The Museum of Flight.  We did!  They were prolific! According to their website,  “The Museum of Flight is the largest independent, non-profit air and space museum in the world! …

Dreaming of the Big Island of Hawaii

What do you do when it’s April in Seattle and it’s cold and dark and the rain just won’t stop?   Why not armchair travel to the Big Island of Hawaii?  That’s right, I’m casting off the gray and clouds that threaten my skies…

Spokane and Riverfront Park

Spokane lies almost 300 miles east of Seattle making it a 5 hour drive without stops. It seems even farther because the 2 cities are so different from each other: in geography, size, weather, traffic, and even politics. On a recent trip to Montana…

Rainy Day Walk and the B-17

Rain, rain and more rain was the forecast for the week, along with wind and stormy weather for the weekend.  So we weren’t surprised to wake up to heavy,  pounding rain this morning.   Did we dare go out for our walk?  We headed…

Road Tripping though the Beautiful Skagit Valley

An hour north of Seattle lies the fertile Skagit Valley known for its fields of tulips and daffodils. We were fortunate to be at the fields yesterday, on a weekday without the crowds, and before the rain was scheduled to appear. The daffodils were…

Columbia River and Ginkgo Petrified Forest

Starting from the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, the Columbia River winds through my home state of Washington before flowing into the Pacific Ocean. I like to sing Woody Guthrie’s song whenever I cross the River. “Green Douglas firs where the waters cut through…

A Visit to Point Defiance on a March Summer Day

We looked for someplace new to enjoy the warmest day of the year to date – temperatures in the mid 70’s and it’s still winter!  We didn’t have to look far;  Point Defiance Park just 30 miles south in Tacoma, fit the bill. At…

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