Life in the Pacific Northwest

View of Elliot Bay trail in Seattle WA

A Glimpse of Spring

While much of the United States suffered through mudslides or snowstorms last week, Spring graced Seattle with a surprise visit. After a December of windstorms and over five inches of rain, she lifted the gloomy grey clouds and exposed the horizon. Snowcapped mountains materialized in the distance. Sunshine reflected off the bright blue mirror of …

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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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