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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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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Things to Do on Chuckanut Drive

One of the first things I heard about when we moved to Washington was the abundance of beautiful, scenic byways throughout the state, and in particular, Chuckanut Drive. When people would find out we lived in Lynnwood, they'd always ask if we'd spent a day exploring that route. Several of my work colleagues recommended it and couldn't …

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A Weekend in Portland

We headed to Portland for the weekend because I wanted to participate in a world record attempt for the greatest number of redheads in one place. Although our attempt was not successful, the weekend itself was a definite success-- we had a fabulous time! I had (of course) WAY over planned ideas about things to do. Brian …

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Exploring Vancouver’s Granville Island

The last time we visited Vancouver, we ended our visit at Granville Island. We drove over and parked, took the False Creek Ferry tour, popped in the market just as it closed, and grabbed a late seafood dinner before driving back to Seattle. It was just enough time to realize we needed a lot more time! During …

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The Bavarian Wonderland of Leavenworth

Our first trip of 2016 was to Leavenworth, Washington, to see the little Bavarian town in the snow and Christmas lights! We stopped in Leavenworth for a day back in the spring when we drove out here from Ohio and I had been wanting to go back--especially when I found out they set up a Christmas …

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Run 4k Wine in Woodinville, Washington

Once the weather started to improve in Ohio this past spring, my husband and I headed back outside for our morning run. We had slacked off during the winter so it was painful getting back into our groove. We didn't really get comfortable until we moved to Washington and started running nearly every weekday. The …

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Skagit Valley and the Highland Games Festival

We spent the end of last week and part of the weekend on our continued search for a home and put in yet another offer (I think we're up to six or seven-- if you haven't heard about the housing market in Greater Seattle, check out this recent article in the Seattle Times for a …

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