Afternoon at Elandan Gardens

On our way to Bainbridge Island from Gig Harbor during our recent Labor Day motorcycle trip, we made a stop at an unusual roadside attraction Brian found near Port Orchard called Elandan Gardens - home to hundreds of different types of Bonsai trees! Bonsai, the Japanese art of growing miniature trees, is a process that produces exceptional …

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Morning in Bremerton, Washington

Brian helped devise an awesome two-day motorcycle trip around the Kitsap Peninsula and several nearby islands we'd never managed to visit for Labor Day weekend. We started our adventure Saturday morning, hopping on one of the first ferries from Edmonds to Kingston so we could make our way south to our first destination, Bremerton. We've …

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Motorcycling Around Vashon, Maury and Bainbridge Islands

After changing our plans multiple times thanks to COVID-19, we finally decided our Labor Day motorcycle trip would stay close to home but include a handful of places we (still) have never been, including Vashon Island, Maury Island, and Bainbridge Island. Brian spent quite a bit of time researching all of the ferries we would …

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Afternoon in Joseph, Oregon

The last stop on our road trip to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park was a spot in the northeastern corner of Oregon known as the "Little Switzerland of America." Brian heard about Joseph, Oregon, from one of his customers who takes his RV there to escape from Portland. Soon after he told …

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Exploring Craters of the Moon National Monument

When we planned our road trip to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, I spent time looking up other places to hike and explore the outdoors along the way. I was surprised to find a national monument in southern Idaho that had never crossed my researching radar before - Craters of the Moon. …

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