A Weekend in Wine Country: Jack London State Historic Park

As part of our weekend in Sonoma wine country, we wanted to enjoy the sunshine as much as the wine. The area around Sonoma is beautiful and we spent some time hiking, exploring downtown Sonoma, and of course visiting a few wineries along the way. Our second morning we slept in and then headed to Jack …

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A Weekend in Wine Country: Sonoma Wineries

Obviously a big part of our weekend in Sonoma wine country was actually going out to several wineries and trying some wine! From previous wine tasting experiences, we know 3-4 wineries in one day is our limit. We always share tastings so it ends up being a reasonable amount to taste, but our palates seem …

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A Weekend in Wine Country: Things to Do in Sonoma

The last time we were in California wine country was in 2010 and it was only for one day. We flew into San Francisco and drove to Seattle, exploring everything we could along the way. One of our first days we took a tour through Napa Valley, enjoying how different the wineries were from one …

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Wine and Cider Tastings in Port Townsend  

During our anniversary weekend away in Port Townsend, we had lovely fall weather perfectly suited for an afternoon drive through the region’s wine and cider trail. I didn’t realize there were so many cider manufacturers on the northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, but there were many more than we could visit on our trip! …

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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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