Winter Weekend in Friday Harbor

Fall is my favorite season, and it always seems to fly by in a whirlwind of activities-- tons of family and friend birthdays and anniversaries, several holidays, hunting season, and the general flurry at work as everyone prepares for a strong ending to the fiscal year. As much as I love the beautiful and crisp …

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An Afternoon in Skagit County

Although we live nearby, we haven't done much in Skagit County. Last year we drove up for the Highland Games, but it was only for the festival and we didn't take a lot of time to explore or enjoy the nearby towns. After our morning at the Tulip Festival and our salmon barbecue lunch in Mount Vernon, …

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Germany: A Day in Kiel and Lubeck

While I had an incredible week exploring different towns in Schleswig-Holstein during my solo day-trips around the region, I was excited for Friday. Brian's work conference was over, and instead of using the day to travel home, we used it as one of two days to explore the region together. I had mapped out the different …

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Germany: Boat Rides and Blooms in Hamburg

I had big plans for our second day in Hamburg. After powering through our first full day on no sleep, I thought we would get a good night's rest, kiss the jetlag goodbye and hit the town early on Monday, followed by an afternoon in nearby Ahrensburg to see the castle and what that little …

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