Wine Tasting at the Woodland Park Zoo

We wrapped up my birthday week at the Tasting Flight wine event at Woodland Park Zoo after work on Friday night! I came across the event several months ago when I was looking into concerts at the zoo (we're heading there to see the B-52s in a couple weeks--hooray!). It's a good thing I bought our …

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Ports of Call: Port Angeles and Port Townsend

I couldn't believe how quickly our motorcycle trip around the Olympic Peninsula flew by! From exploring La Push and its beaches to hiking Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest to discovering Cape Flattery and the Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway, we experienced so many incredible, new places and made incredible memories. By our last day, however, if …

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Cape Flattery and the Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway

After two incredible days in Forks, visiting the beaches in La Push and exploring Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest, we climbed back on the motorcycles and headed north west-- in fact, we headed to the northwestern most point of the continental U.S., Cape Flattery! It was misty when we set out and unfortunately …

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A Day at Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest

We spent two nights in Forks at the beginning of our motorcycle trip around the Olympic Peninsula so we would have plenty of time to explore La Push and its beaches as well as Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest. It was great staying in the same place a couple of nights so we could off load a …

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The Beaches at La Push

Each day of our recent motorcycle trip around the Olympia Peninsula included something new--something we had never seen or done before. After arriving by ferry in Kingston and riding a ways, we made a quick stop for gas and brunch in Port Angeles. We popped in Cock-a-Doodle Doughnuts to snag a snack from among the last remaining …

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Motorcycle Ride Around the Olympic Peninsula

For months I've been slowly putting together the pieces for the longest and farthest trip I've done on my motorcycle-- the northern loop of the Olympic Peninsula! I always plan a long weekend adventure over the fourth of July so I can make my birthday celebration last a little bit longer. More like a birthweek …

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Port Angeles and Ferry Rides to Canada

In celebration of our country's independence, my husband and I enjoyed our freedom to come and go freely from the U.S.A. and traveled to Victoria, British Columbia, for a long weekend leading up to my birthday. We looked into the Victoria Clipper, and later discovered you can take seaplanes between Seattle and Victoria, but we …

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Belated Birthday

This year my birthday was weird. Not because of anyone else--totally because of me. Usually I insist on a week-long (at least) extravaganza involving travel and excess. In that respect, I suppose I was on track-- we really considered my tagging along for the fiance's work trip to be my big birthday affair. But here's the thing; …

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