Life in the Pacific Northwest

ice scuptor at the Seattle Center Winterfest

Do you have a December MUST DO list?

Between the spouse’s office party, the kids’ school concerts, present wrapping, cookie baking, and family visits, December doesn’t come with a to-do list, it blows in like a MUST-GET-DONE blizzard. Don’t get me wrong. I love the holiday season. It’s festive, fun, full of goodwill, and features a cheery prerecorded soundtrack. Unlike certain other long, …

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Glacier Bay Alaska

My Alaskan Cruise

During the summer, cruise ships sail in and out of Elliott Bay. I watch them from my window. I’ve probably seen thousands of tourists embark and return from their Alaskan voyages. What were all those people experiencing? I wanted to see for myself. In August, I finally got my chance when my husband, daughter, and …

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Washington State University Football Field

Ol’ Crimson, Cougar Fans, and College GameDay

Everyone cheer! ESPN’s College GameDay finally came to Pullman! What? You don’t understand the significance?  I bet whether or not you’re a college football fan, you will appreciate the story leading up to the October 20, 2018, broadcast. It’s a tale of school spirit, perseverance, and small-town pride. If you’re not familiar with the national …

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Trolly for Seattle Storm WNBA Championship parade

Congratulations to the Seattle Storm, 2018 WNBA Champs!

I’m not going to lie. Life in the city comes with challenges-noise, traffic, and much smaller grocery stores-but there are also advantages. One of the best perks is proximity and access to fun events. Last Sunday I walked a few blocks to the Seattle Center and cheered on the Seattle Storm, 2018 WNBA champions. (That’s …

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Argosy Tour Boat at Pier 55 Seattle WA

Touring at Home

Do you play tourist in your town? My husband and I often do. We aren’t Seattle natives, so we enjoy exploring the area. Recently we took an Argosy (your friend with a boat) locks cruise. They offer various opportunities for visitors to experience Seattle from the water. (See their link here.) Our tour started on …

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flowering plants at the Seattle Center

Yea for May!

This year Seattle recorded the third wettest April on record. It rained, rained again, and then rained some more. BLAH! Anytime I stepped outdoors, I got drenched. Finally, May has arrived. We have sunnier skies, longer days, and luscious spring blossoms. The Alaska cruise ships have begun their northern migrations. If you can’t tell it’s …

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