Shucking Oysters at Taylor Shellfish Farms

When we first moved to Washington, my work colleagues helped me construct a list of must see/must do places and experiences to help introduce us to the Pacific Northwest. Several of them recommended Chuckanut Drive, a beautiful road that winds along the coast where the Cascade Mountains meet the sea. We’ve completed that drive multiple …

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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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Worldly Fare: Toulouse Petit

After rescheduling several times to accommodate all of our work schedules, Brian and I finally met my co-worker and his husband for brunch this weekend at Toulouse Petit in lower Queen Anne. We had been to Toulouse once before for dinner (and LOVED it) and had been wanting to try brunch ever since. Since they don't …

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Fourth of July and the Boston Birthday

It's that time of year again. Summer. Fourth of July. BIRTHDAY! We had such a blast in Chicago last year celebrating my birthday (and, you know, the nation's birthday too, I guess) that I didn't know whether to go low key this year or try to out-do the previous year. Go big or go home, …

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