Local Adventure: Capitol Hill

We continue to make our way through different Seattle neighborhoods, discovering the better known as well as the lesser known things to do, places to eat, and more. Although we've been to Capitol Hill on a few occasions, we haven't spent an entire day there getting to know the neighborhood. A few recent experiences include: Meeting …

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Local Adventure: Fremont

One Seattle neighborhood we seem to visit time and time again is Fremont. Maybe its self-proclaimed status as the Center of the Universe does on some subconscious level keep drawing us back! It certainly offers a variety of activities, shops, restaurants, and eccentricities that we continue to explore, and that we bring visiting family and friends …

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Two Years Closer to Becoming a Mossback

As we were getting ready for bed last night, I happened to swipe through my ‘On This Day’ feed in Facebook. I couldn’t believe it when I read the first item that displayed. Two Years Ago Today: Moved to Everett, Washington Two. Years. Ago. How is that possible? When we made the decision to move …

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Seattle’s UPS Waterfall Garden Park

Did you know the United Parcel Service (UPS) was founded in Seattle's Pioneer Square in 1907 by two teenagers? That it was known as the American Messenger Co. until 1919 when its headquarters relocated to California? Me either! Not until my mom stumbled upon an 'only in your state' article that featured a few historical gems …

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Things to Do on Chuckanut Drive

One of the first things I heard about when we moved to Washington was the abundance of beautiful, scenic byways throughout the state, and in particular, Chuckanut Drive. When people would find out we lived in Lynnwood, they'd always ask if we'd spent a day exploring that route. Several of my work colleagues recommended it and couldn't …

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A Day Along the Columbia River Gorge

My parents have come out to visit a couple times since we moved to Seattle and most recently bought round-trip flights to Portland for a long weekend visit. We made arrangements to join them Saturday and Sunday to see some new sights in town as well as the surrounding area. Brian headed down earlier in …

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Sunday Concert at Ballard Locks

Brian has been traveling a lot for work and is usually ready to relax on the weekends. My work travel is limited to the 2.5-hours a day I spend commuting to and from downtown Seattle, which is a considerable amount of time each week, but not exactly mt idea of 'travel.' By the weekend, I'm ready …

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Our First Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow

When we told family, friends and work colleagues we were moving to Seattle, one of my co-workers immediately emailed me to let me know how excited she was for us. She had lived and worked in Seattle for 10+ years prior to relocating to Ohio and considered it one of her favorite places--one she returns …

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