Afternoon at Elandan Gardens

On our way to Bainbridge Island from Gig Harbor during our recent Labor Day motorcycle trip, we made a stop at an unusual roadside attraction Brian found near Port Orchard called Elandan Gardens - home to hundreds of different types of Bonsai trees! Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees, is a process that produces exceptional …

Continue reading Afternoon at Elandan Gardens

Morning in Bremerton, Washington

Brian helped devise an awesome two-day motorcycle trip around the Kitsap Peninsula and several nearby islands we'd never managed to visit for Labor Day weekend. We started our adventure Saturday morning, hopping on one of the first ferries from Edmonds to Kingston so we could make our way south to our first destination, Bremerton. We've …

Continue reading Morning in Bremerton, Washington

Motorcycling Around Vashon, Maury and Bainbridge Islands

After changing our plans multiple times thanks to COVID-19, we finally decided our Labor Day motorcycle trip would stay close to home but include a handful of places we (still) have never been, including Vashon Island, Maury Island, and Bainbridge Island. Brian spent quite a bit of time researching all of the ferries we would …

Continue reading Motorcycling Around Vashon, Maury and Bainbridge Islands

Bioluminescence Kayaking in the San Juan Islands

Last year, one of my good friends at work recommended we check out the bioluminescence kayaking experience in the San Juan Islands. We've done a little kayaking on vacation and locally and enjoyed it, but what really sold me was learning more about the bioluminescent part of the experience! Bioluminescence is the emission of light …

Continue reading Bioluminescence Kayaking in the San Juan Islands