Things to Do on Chuckanut Drive

One of the first things I heard about when we moved to Washington was the abundance of beautiful, scenic byways throughout the state, and in particular, Chuckanut Drive. When people would find out we lived in Lynnwood, they'd always ask if we'd spent a day exploring that route. Several of my work colleagues recommended it and couldn't …

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A Day Along the Columbia River Gorge

My parents have come out to visit a couple times since we moved to Seattle and most recently bought round-trip flights to Portland for a long weekend visit. We made arrangements to join them Saturday and Sunday to see some new sights in town as well as the surrounding area. Brian headed down earlier in …

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Sunday Concert at Ballard Locks

Brian has been traveling a lot for work and is usually ready to relax on the weekends. My work travel is limited to the 2.5-hours a day I spend commuting to and from downtown Seattle, which is a considerable amount of time each week, but not exactly mt idea of 'travel.' By the weekend, I'm ready …

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Our First Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow

When we told family, friends and work colleagues we were moving to Seattle, one of my co-workers immediately emailed me to let me know how excited she was for us. She had lived and worked in Seattle for 10+ years prior to relocating to Ohio and considered it one of her favorite places--one she returns …

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Wine Tasting at the Woodland Park Zoo

We wrapped up my birthday week at the Tasting Flight wine event at Woodland Park Zoo after work on Friday night! I came across the event several months ago when I was looking into concerts at the zoo (we're heading there to see the B-52s in a couple weeks--hooray!). It's a good thing I bought our …

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Ports of Call: Port Angeles and Port Townsend

I couldn't believe how quickly our motorcycle trip around the Olympic Peninsula flew by! From exploring La Push and its beaches to hiking Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest to discovering Cape Flattery and the Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway, we experienced so many incredible, new places and made incredible memories. By our last day, however, if …

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Cape Flattery and the Juan de Fuca Scenic Byway

After two incredible days in Forks, visiting the beaches in La Push and exploring Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest, we climbed back on the motorcycles and headed north west-- in fact, we headed to the northwestern most point of the continental U.S., Cape Flattery! It was misty when we set out and unfortunately …

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Overnight in Forks, Washington

Despite knowing we were going on this trip for some time, I was still booking things relatively last minute for our recent motorcycle trip around the Olympic Peninsula. I should have known better-- we were planning to go for my birthday, which is around 4th of July weekend, and things are always busy, no matter where …

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A Day at Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest

We spent two nights in Forks at the beginning of our motorcycle trip around the Olympic Peninsula so we would have plenty of time to explore La Push and its beaches as well as Ruby Beach and the Hoh Rain Forest. It was great staying in the same place a couple of nights so we could off load a …

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