A Long Weekend in Lake Chelan

We have heard from so many people about Lake Chelan and the surrounding area. It seems like its everyone's favorite summer getaway-- many people have a second home there or schedule an annual vacation rental. We certainly appreciate the appeal of spending summers on a lake. Brian's family owns a cottage on Lake Erie where …

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Yakima Valley Wine Country: Rattlesnake Hills

For an early wedding anniversary getaway we spent a weekend in Yakima Valley, exploring the various wine regions. After a great day of tasting wines in Prosser's Vintner's Village, we were ready to tackle the many wineries throughout Rattlesnake Hills. I had researched quite a few tasting rooms for us to visit so we started out early …

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Yakima Valley Wine Country: Vintner’s Village

When I told people at work we were going to Yakima for a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary, some of them seemed surprised. Why in the world would we drive *all the way* over to Yakima? What was there to do in Yakima? I was flummoxed. I had been wanting to go to Yakima …

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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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Wine Tasting on Whidbey Island

For months we've watched passengers take the ferry from Mukilteo to Whidbey Island and talked about doing it ourselves. It's one of those things that's in your backyard and seems like something you'll eventually do. However, because it's so close and because you believe you can do it at any time, you never get around to doing it. When …

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Run 4k Wine in Woodinville, Washington

Once the weather started to improve in Ohio this past spring, my husband and I headed back outside for our morning run. We had slacked off during the winter so it was painful getting back into our groove. We didn't really get comfortable until we moved to Washington and started running nearly every weekday. The …

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Weekend Tour of the Woodinville Wineries

The sun was out, the sky was blue, the temperature was perfect and we could see Mt. Rainier clear as day from I-5 south in Everett. I knew it was going to be a great day to explore some wineries in Woodinville, Washington! This wasn't out first foray into Woodinville. At the end of April …

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Northeast Ohio Wines, Wine Bars and Wineries

I'm a wine connoisseur like I'm an ice cream connoisseur--I like what I like. I don't have the training or palate to discern why I like certain wines (yet!), but I do enjoy a good glass of wine. My tastes continue to change along with my food pairing, environment and reason for enjoying a glass, …

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Road Trip: Leavenworth

The last stop on our road trip west was a little Bavarian village called Leavenworth on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains in Washington. We decided to spend the late afternoon and evening there so we would be refreshed the next morning for our final drive to Everett, Washington, and our temporary housing. After the …

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