A Morning in Astoria, Oregon

We met my parents in Long Beach, Washington for a weekend of hikes, history, sandcastles, and occasional sun, and concluded our visit with a half-day adventure across the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. I had never been to Astoria and didn’t know what to expect. My parents picked up some tourism brochures and on one …

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Winter Weekend in Friday Harbor

Fall is my favorite season, and it always seems to fly by in a whirlwind of activities-- tons of family and friend birthdays and anniversaries, several holidays, hunting season, and the general flurry at work as everyone prepares for a strong ending to the fiscal year. As much as I love the beautiful and crisp …

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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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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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