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Tagged With: United States

In Search of the Best Mocha Latte

God must love us because he gave us the coffee bean.   We Pacific Northwesterners love coffee. After all, Starbucks was founded here in Seattle in 1971. Thanks to our obsession with the delicious brew, there are now 23,000 Starbucks coffeehouses worldwide, with 560 in Washington State! Seattle boasts 142 alone. That is one for … Continue reading »

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Keeping the Family Tradition

Congratulations Elijah! Elijah kept the family tradition alive by winning the 2016 Great Kilted Run in Seattle last Sunday! He took first place overall, not bad for 14 years old. His older brother, Aaron, won the same race back to back in 2012 and 2013. Elijah wants to win the race again to at least … Continue reading »

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The Great Kilted Run 2016!

Calling all Highlanders! It’s back! After a two year hiatus, the Great Kilted Run has returned to Seattle. Start warming up, iron your kilt, and get in the Highlands spirit for August 28th! This unique 5K is held in Magnuson Park near Sandpoint just north of the University of Washington. The Wild Smithberrys have run … Continue reading »

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Top 10 Hidden Gems of the Pacific Northwest!

“In Washington for the next three weeks, hopefully I don’t go insane from boredom!” That’s an actual post by a friend of mine from the Academy, disagreeable about their summer training assignment. As a Midshipmen, once a summer it’s required we are stationed with a ship for four weeks with an enlisted “running mate” in … Continue reading »

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Mount Ellinor and Mountain Goats

The Wild Smithberrys summited Mount Ellinor! Why? Because it’s there. This Sunday we decided to go on a family hike up into the magnificent Olympic Mountains on another family adventure. Since the weather was cool and dry, we decided on a more strenuous climb. Plus, my wife really wanted to see the much adored, and … Continue reading »

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Congratulations Aaron!

Plebe no more! He made it! Finally, after 11 months of perseverance, hard work, struggle, fatigue, and, sometimes, enjoyment, Aaron has passed his Plebe year at the United States Naval Academy! Plebe year is the first year of a midshipman’s life at the USNA and is marked by many challenges as the young men and … Continue reading »

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The Big Easy (day 2)

The French Quarter After the amazing Audubon Zoo experience, we headed for the historical French Quarter of New Orleans as we continued our family travels. The Big Easy has special fond memories for Mishele because she used to visit frequently when she lived in Mississippi. She was anxious to reconnect with the city. The French … Continue reading »

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Ape Caves

Entrance to the Ape Cave Everyone always asks, “Why are they called Ape Caves?” Keep reading and I will try to explain. Our Boy Scout troop just returned from another camping expedition! We try to go camping every month: rain, shine, snow, or heat. The boys are usually up for getting out in the wild … Continue reading »

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Running Away Together for a Weekend

Roche Harbor – A Step Back in Time Day 2 3/4 We left one historical site on San Juan Island and headed for another. One of the many joys of visiting the San Juan Islands is the feeling of being in another world or era. Even though modern cosmopolitan Seattle is less than two hours … Continue reading »

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Running Away Together for a Weekend

The Pig War Day 2 1/2 We set off from Friday Harbor to explore the rest of San Juan Island. Mish really wanted to visit the American and English camps from the not so great Pig War at either side of the island. Ok, the Pig War isn’t exactly mentioned in most American or British … Continue reading »

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