Roadtrip: The Oregon Coast

We had an amazing motorcycle trip planned for Labor Day weekend that involved riding from Seattle to Abbottsford, British Columbia, over to the Okanogan Valley for a day of wine tastings around Penticton, and then a loop down through Winthrop and over the North Cascades pass to return home. Unfortunately by Labor Day the West …

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Roadtrip to the Grand Coulee Dam

The Grand Coulee Dam has been on our to do list since we moved to Washington. It became of even greater interest to me when my employer was acquired by Kaiser Permanente and I learned more about one of KP's co-founders--the industrialist Henry J. Kaiser--who built the Grand Coulee Dam (and the Hoover Dam, and …

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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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