Washington Hikes: Dirty Harry’s Balcony

It's been several weeks since we had time for a longer hike in the mountains. Yesterday we set out on a morning trek into the Cascades following Saturday's rain and snowfall, heading north to Snoqualmie Pass and a new-to-us hike to Dirty Harry's Balcony. With a name like that, I wasn't expecting this hike to …

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Wine Tasting Weekend in Walla Walla

The last couple years, we've done a quick weekend escape for the two of us ahead of all the holiday travel and festivities. It's been a relaxing getaway, usually to some place new in Washington, and enjoying the holiday lights, decor, music and food during these trips has helped put me in the holiday spirit! …

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A Weekend Walking Around Eugene, Oregon

Around Thanksgiving, my husband always travels to Ohio for 10-12 days of hunting season. I always stay in Washington due to work and the timeframe being too long to leave our 13-year-old fur baby on his own, even with a trusted friend checking in. This year we planned for the same. It wasn't until Brian …

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Worldly Fare: Paradise Village

After weeks of rain, the sun finally came out this past weekend. We decided to make the most of it, taking the motorcycles out for what will likely be the last ride of the season and trying the Ukrainian restaurant at the Paradise Village Lodge in Ashford, Washington along the way. We've driven by the …

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