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Horseback Riding the Cascades

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELIJAH! Horseback Riding at Eagle Creek Ranch We have always believed that birthday should be about experiences, not objects. So, we usually try to find activities to give each other for birthdays gifts as a way to celebrate another age milestone. Our youngest son, Elijah, just turned 13 (another teenager in the family!). … 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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Running Away Together for a Weekend

The Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Friday Harbor, and a Mocha Day 2 Pelindaba Lavender Farm We woke up early (sort of) and enjoyed the morning sunrise view over the lavender fields. Pelindaba Lavender Farm is truly a beautiful and tranquil place. It is only 10 minutes outside of Friday Harbor at 45 Hawthorne Lane on San … Continue reading »

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Running Away Together for a Weekend

Our 20th Anniversary Getaway Day 1 19th wedding anniversary Family travel is wonderful. It truly is. We cherish every opportunity we get to spend together, especially since our oldest, Aaron, is headed off to university next year. A short four years later, our youngest, Elijah, will probably follow. We are not ready yet to be … Continue reading »

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Hiking Mount Rainier

Summer is (not) over! Although Labor Day has come and gone and school is back in session, the weather here in Seattle is definitely still summer-like. The days are warm and sunny with plenty of blue sky. That means hiking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest is still an awesome experience. So, we decided to take … Continue reading »

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A Dog Friendly Place

People in Seattle really love their dogs! We are finally back home after our too short family vacation in Oregon. This is the time of year we long for and why we put up with miserable weather for six months of the year. Everything is green, the birds have returned, and people slowly emerge from … Continue reading »

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Hiking Rattlesnake Ridge

Sometimes you just need to seize the moment. We had a sun break today! For those of you not familiar with the dreary winter weather in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, a sun break is a local term we coined to describe the much celebrated (and much awaited) time when the grey clouds … Continue reading »

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The Eagles Have Returned!

Bald Eagle Watching in Washington If you are looking for something to do during the cold, wet season in the Pacific Northwest of the United States but still want to get outside, then we found an amazing family adventure, Bald Eagle watching! Every year from about mid-November to late February along the Skagit River in … Continue reading »

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The Emerald City: A Day in Seattle

Guest post by Aaron The Emerald City: A Day in Seattle Walking through downtown Seattle is much like walking through any other city in America: it possesses the hustling and bustling that comes with enterprise and business. Yet it also maintains a level of serenity. Due to Seattle’s prime location, you are never more than … Continue reading »

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