Monthly Archives: October 2010

Washington Boasts Fantastic Children’s Book Authors

Our state seems to attract artists of all kinds, but especially writers or at least that’s the art I know the most about. Last night 18 authors and illustrators gathered at Park Place Books in Kirkland to present “The Inside … Continue reading

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Spending Time at the Pacific Science Center, Eating at the Crab Pot

I worked at the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair, the one Elvis Presley visited and President John F. Kennedy opened. If I told you more about how young I was then, those that are good at math might figure out my … Continue reading

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Haunted Happenings in Yakima

I love free, fun activities and here’s one that shouldn’t be missed this month. Shorty, a stage hand has been caught haunting the Capitol Theatre. Hear all about his handiwork on this tour. The P.A.S.T. is Present Paranormal Investigation Team … Continue reading

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Val Mallinson, Author of Dog Lover’s Companion Books

Today we welcome the premier Northwest dog writer, Val Mallinson, to the blog. If it’s in Washington, Oregon or parts of British Columbia and you can take your dog there, she knows about it. Her books are very handy guides … Continue reading

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Visit Fort Worden for a Host of Fun

Fort Worden, in Port Townsend, along with Fort Flagler and Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, once guarded the nautical entrance to Puget Sound. Established in the late 1890s, these posts became the first line of defense designed to prevent a … Continue reading

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Dining on San Juan Island

I am always discovering new places to eat on San Juan Island and on my last trip Public Relations Manager and Film Liaison for the San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau, Robin Jacobson, introduced me to two I’d never tried before. … Continue reading

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Tacoma’s Luscious and Laid-back Hotel Murano

You’ll notice the glass art Hotel Murano is named for first. Then the luxurious and spacious lobby with a coffee bar that morphs into a cocktail bar in the evening. Murano, a tiny island situated near Venice, became famous as … Continue reading

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Market’s Grisly Ghost Tour

We met at the Gum Wall. I’d heard about the Gum Wall, seen photos of it and thought it sounded cool – until I saw it. The brick wall filled with chewed gum truly is disgusting and ranks as the … Continue reading

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