Hiking Mount Si: Lessons Learned

Usually I am the one pushing my husband to get out of the house on the weekends. It's not that he's not adventurous, it's just that after traveling for work all week, he usually needs a break on the weekends. He was a trooper for my birthday, completing his travels and then turning around and …

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Local Adventure: Capitol Hill

We continue to make our way through different Seattle neighborhoods, discovering the better known as well as the lesser known things to do, places to eat, and more. Although we've been to Capitol Hill on a few occasions, we haven't spent an entire day there getting to know the neighborhood. A few recent experiences include: Meeting …

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Seattle’s Smith Tower Experience

The Smith Tower remains an iconic standout on Seattle's skyline, despite being surrounded on all sides by gigantic skyscrapers in various stages of completion. Its bright white exterior and interesting design are easy to spot as you're walking around downtown. We remembered learning about it on our first visit to Seattle in 2010, and although we've seen …

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Local Adventure: Fremont

One Seattle neighborhood we seem to visit time and time again is Fremont. Maybe its self-proclaimed status as the Center of the Universe does on some subconscious level keep drawing us back! It certainly offers a variety of activities, shops, restaurants, and eccentricities that we continue to explore, and that we bring visiting family and friends …

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Seattle’s Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room

Visiting the Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room in Seattle has long been on my list of things to do. A pet project of Howard Schultz, the Starbucks roastery is where you can experience the roasting process, try out some unique blends that become Starbucks Reserve coffees, and try your preferred coffee blend via several different brewing …

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New Cleveland Breweries in the Flats

When we moved to Washington in spring 2015, we committed to going back home to Ohio for key holidays and significant events. We knew Brian would be heading back regularly to meet with customers and assumed I would tag along for those trips. We told everyone we would build in plenty of time for visiting …

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Two Years Closer to Becoming a Mossback

As we were getting ready for bed last night, I happened to swipe through my ‘On This Day’ feed in Facebook. I couldn’t believe it when I read the first item that displayed. Two Years Ago Today: Moved to Everett, Washington Two. Years. Ago. How is that possible? When we made the decision to move …

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Seattle’s UPS Waterfall Garden Park

Did you know the United Parcel Service (UPS) was founded in Seattle's Pioneer Square in 1907 by two teenagers? That it was known as the American Messenger Co. until 1919 when its headquarters relocated to California? Me either! Not until my mom stumbled upon an 'only in your state' article that featured a few historical gems …

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