Labor Day Drive Through the Mountains

We spent an incredible Labor Day weekend exploring the North Cascades Pass, Winthrop and Twisp. Our last morning we woke up early, grabbed some coffee and breakfast to go from a little stand across the street from our hotel, and set off for our drive back through the Northern Cascades and home to our beloved cat. …

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Things to Do in Twisp, Washington

The second morning of our Labor Day weekend getaway in the North Cascades we woke up decently early, walked around Winthrop and then drove over to Twisp for breakfast. I originally came across Twisp when I was looking for nearby quilt shops participating in the Row by Row patterns my mom was collecting. Unfortunately the …

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Wild West in Winthrop, Washington

We headed to Winthrop and the North Cascades National Park for Labor Day weekend, exploring as much as we could of the surrounding area during our long weekend getaway. Winthrop was our base once we got to the eastern side of the mountains, and while we didn’t spend a ton of time there, we did …

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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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Gone West, Young Man Part III: Washington

Washington We were in Washington before we knew it. It wasn't a very far drive from Portland to Seattle, the weather had improved so there were some signs of sun, and we were trying not to think about how quickly our trip was coming to an end. On our way into Seattle, we stopped off to visit …

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Gone West, Young Man Part II: Oregon

Oregon We had such beautiful weather in California for the first few days of the trip; it was disappointing to wake up to rain as we drove north and crossed into Oregon. The weather was spotty, though, so we jumped out to take pictures in between the rainfall, and the ocean waves were really incredible …

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Gone West, Young Man Part I: California

Top three reasons I just returned from one of the best domestic vacations I’ve experienced: Traveled with the boyfriend for nine days, which is a record-setting number of consecutive days for us to be together. Experienced some of the natural wonders I’ve only ever heard of, like the giant redwoods and the coastline of the …

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Go West, Young Man

It's always nice having something to look forward to-- whether it's the weekend and a chance to relax and step away from the stress and frustration often associated with the work week or a road trip you're planning for April/May 2010 to the west coast with your boyfriend! The flights are booked and the hotels …

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