Monthly Archives: May 2011

Washington Just Named Best for Bicyclists

The League of American Bicyclists has ranked Washington State as the best in the U.S. for bicyclists. There criteria takes in to account biking legislation, policies and programs, infrastructure, education and encouragement, evaluation and planning and enforcement. Yes, biking is … Continue reading

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CamOcean: A Free Festival Celebrating World Oceans Day

What do “The Home Grown Tomatoes,” beachcombing, wooden boats and Smokey Bear have in common? You will find out at the CamOcean – World Oceans Day Festival on Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island. … Continue reading

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Kevin O’Brien: A Favorite Author of Mine

For relaxation, I read thrillers, thrillers and more thrillers. But I’m fussy about what I select. I don’t care for stories that have detectives or agents as the main characters and I’ve found legal thrillers, for the most part, a … Continue reading

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3 Seattle Blocks, 3 Happy Hours

Today I’m happy to have a guest post from Haley Shapley who blogs at Girl About the World. Here’s what she has to say about happy hours in Seattle: They say there’s a Starbucks on every block in Seattle, and, … Continue reading

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Photo Gallery: Dining in Long Beach, Washington

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Northwest Trek: Where Everyday is Different

One of my favorite outings has got to be Northwest Trek, our 725-acre wildlife park. On any given day you may spot bighorn sheep, deer, Roosevelt elk, caribou, mountain goats, bison or other animals in their natural habitat. This is … Continue reading

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My Favorite Miniature Golf Courses

I love miniature golf. It’s the only kind of golf I’m halfway decent at playing. Maybe it’s because of our weather, but we don’t have some of the dynamic and fun creations other places do in their mini-courses. Below I’ve … Continue reading

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Enumclaw Holds Some Luscious Secrets

At a conference I attended recently, Julie Johnson who works for Visit Rainier (the mountain) told me about a plethora of things to do in Enumclaw, which is the last major town (on one of the highways) before you head … Continue reading

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Camano Island Coffee Roasters Just Keeps On Giving

In the year 2000 Jeff Ericson created Camano Island Coffee Roasters so he could combine his passion with sustainable practices and responsible purchasing. In simple terms, that means the company makes darn good coffee and also gives back to the … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have to Leave the FireSky Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona

So far this year the velvety gray draping over us has overstayed its welcome. Without a single day with 70-degree temperatures in almost 200 days, I jetted out of here to my favorite land of sun, Scottsdale. It had been … Continue reading

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