Monthly Archives: August 2010

Seattle Light Rail’s Art

A newcomer to the light rail world, Seattle’s version opened for business in the summer of 2009. It’s a great way to get from SeaTac Airport to downtown or any of the stops in between. You avoid the parking hassles … Continue reading

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An Entertainment Farm in Buckley

Maris Farms, on their website, describes itself as an entertainment farm, a term I don’t believe I’ve heard before. But that’s a perfect description. We just experienced their Medieval Renaissance Faire, which was delightful. The costumes worn by the entertainers, … Continue reading

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Best Easy Day Hikes Tacoma by Allen Cox

I’m not much of a hiker, although I aspire to be. It’s the joint pain that kind of dampens the whole endeavor. But not to fear, I recently met another writer who has written hiking books and this one on … Continue reading

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Dazzling Possibilities on San Juan Island

When the ferry lands on San Juan Island, you can walk off or drive and immediately you’re in the town of Friday Harbor. Although Orcas is the largest island in the archipelago, San Juan Island reports the largest population – … Continue reading

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Ferry Around the Islands

I love riding on a ferry. One of my past e-mail addresses was ferryprincess. I even have a collection of ferry boat memorabilia. My husband and I even got married on a Washington State Ferry. This all stems from my … Continue reading

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Serenity on Orcas Island

Orcas is one of the most scenic islands in the San Juans and my personal favorite. With an abundance of sunshine and mild temperatures, typical island activities run the gamut from hiking to biking to kayaking. I longed to try … Continue reading

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Meet David Williams: He Has Visited Every City in Washington

Although Washington’s scenery is splendid and our attractions can be awe-inspiring, when you get right down to what makes our state special, it’s the people who make our region spectacular. I recently heard about a gentleman who realized his goal … Continue reading

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Visiting Snoqualmie Falls

The first tourists to ever visit Snoqualmie Falls arrived in horse-drawn carriages, said Jeff Carter, our tour guide from Evergreen Escapes. In contrast, our group traveled in a luxuriously comfortable Mercedes van. Located about 30 minutes from Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls … Continue reading

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The Maxwell Hotel in Seattle

Last night I was fortunate to stay in the four-month-old Maxwell Hotel situated at the base of Queen Anne Hill. It still has that new-building smell, which lets all my senses know this will be a venue I’ll love because … Continue reading

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