Pike Place Market Charm: We Were Here

Long before our first visit to Seattle, I had heard about Pike Place Market. I don't remember how or why. It's certainly one of the more highly promoted attractions in the greater Puget Sound region so I may have simply read about it in one of my travel magazines at some point. When we moved here, …

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State Parks on Whidbey Island

We had beautiful weather during my parents' visit and spent most of our time outdoors. On Saturday we got an early start and enjoyed what was left of the Skagit Valley tulip festival before exploring some of the other towns throughout Skagit County. There were lots of people with similar plans and we had had enough …

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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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Hiking in Deception Pass State Park

After a wonderful day of wine tasting on Whidbey Island we spent the night in Oak Harbor and then headed to Deception Pass State Park the following morning. It was chilly, wet and windy but we decided to brave the elements and make the most of our morning hike. With the proper gear and attitude, …

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