Washington Hikes: Barclay Lake

We wanted to take my brother-in-law and his girlfriend on an incredible hike in the Cascade Mountains last weekend but the weather wasn't cooperating. Although things can sometimes change while you're on the trail, the radar strongly suggested our window of hiking opportunity would be Saturday morning--by Saturday afternoon, the rain would be saturating the …

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Washington Hikes: Heather Lake

During dinner with our friends last weekend, we started talking about upcoming plans and realized we all had a portion of the following weekend free. After some discussion, we decided we should meet up Saturday morning and go hiking! They are way more experienced hikers than us so I was a little worried we would …

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Local Adventure: Ravenna and Greenlake

Borrowing from our commitment to exploring our own backyard when we lived in Ohio, I decided one of my 2017 resolutions would be to explore a new Seattle neighborhood each month of the year. In January we timed our visit to the International District with Lunar New Year, which was an exciting time to experience …

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Driving Through the North Cascades Pass

After our awesome motorcycle trip around the Olympic Peninsula for my birthday, I wanted to get back on the road for another long weekend trip on the bikes. Brian spent some time making sure they were still in good order, and I researched and booked a Labor Day weekend getaway to Winthrop via the North Cascades …

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Pike Place Market, Paddleboarding and Bite of Seattle

The weather was beautiful and hot again this past weekend but we had a great time exploring downtown Seattle both Saturday and Sunday with business colleagues and friends. Brian's boss was in town for a few days from Italy and wanted to walk around downtown and experience Seattle's main attractions. He didn't give us much direction …

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Setting Sail at the Center for Wooden Boats

We had another beautiful weather weekend with blue skies, sunshine and lovely breezes, especially off the water. Several people have encouraged us to take on the many water activities available on the Sound, Lake Washington and Lake Union--from kayaking to paddle boarding to sailing to scuba diving. We intend to do all of them as soon as …

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