Washington Hikes: Panorama Point

We ended the month of July by completing our first (and likely last) summer season hike at Paradise in Mt. Rainier National Park. I've been so spoiled with the less traversed trails we've been tackling and forgot how distressing it is hiking around people who pay no attention to what they are doing, where they …

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Washington Hikes: Eagle Peak Saddle

A couple weekend's ago, Brian found us another amazing Mt. Rainier National Park hike - Eagle Peak Saddle. We arrived at Longmire around 8 a.m. to find the parking lot already quite full. The WTA instructions for this hike recommended parking near the lodge, walking through the employee cabin area, and crossing the bridge to …

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Places to Eat and Drink in Vancouver, Washington

We recently enjoyed visiting the super walkable city of Vancouver, Washington, and exploring the waterfront, parks, and Fort Vancouver. We also loved checking out a variety of local eateries and breweries. I didn't realize how much I've missed having these foodie experiences during COVID - I'm so happy we can start safely returning to some …

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Things to Do in Vancouver, Washington

The weather was gorgeous but hot for our Memorial Day weekend bike trip to explore a new city - Vancouver, Washington. It seemed odd we had never been to Vancouver given how many times we've been near it traveling to Portland. However, when I shared our plans with colleagues at work, it turned out many …

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