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Celebrating Daffodils

Every spring Tacoma and Pierce County pay tribute to the buttery yellow flower. Last week marked the beginning of the 81st Annual Daffodil Festival (wow, something older than me). The highlight of the event has to be the parade that … Continue reading

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Explore More Holiday Activities

All the gifts have been unwrapped, the tree is starting to shed and too much fattening food calls to us from the kitchen. It’s time to get out and enjoy some holiday offerings in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a list … Continue reading

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Farm Tour On Tap

Farm fresh produce and fall just seem to go together like comfortable shoes. On October 5 and 6 thirteen Skagit Valley Farms invite you to visit and discover where your food comes from. The Skagit Valley Festival of Farms runs … Continue reading

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You’ll Never Get Closer to Elk: Oak Creek Feeding Station

At the beginning of March, two other travel writers, a VisitRainier employee and I experienced the feeding of the elk at Oak Creek Feeding Station, off Highway 12 near Naches in Eastern Washington (yes, it was a press trip). We … Continue reading

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White Pass Stages a Winter Carnival

This should fall under the heading, “Did you know?” Every year on the first weekend of March, at the summit of White Pass a Winter Carnival beckons snow lovers. I just experienced the 27th annual carnival and found the wealth … Continue reading

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Free Help for Tax Time

And a Giveaway Although this post doesn’t have much to do with Washington State besides all of us have to file taxes by April 15, too, there’s something here for everyone. Julie, my tax preparer, was kind enough to send … Continue reading

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Explore the Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park

When I visited the place where Dan Klennert creates and displays his artwork, I had no idea that my husband had been there a number of times before and had taken several of his friends and a brother to see … Continue reading

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I Found Sasquatch

At the City Park in North Bonneville, I spotted a family of five Bigfeet and Littlefeet plus more Littlefeet frolicking in the trees.   Maybe it’s because Bigfoot hunting is prohibited in Skamania County. Or because the residents of North … Continue reading

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Wet and Wonderful Water

“Do you want to know what’s in your poop?” my daughter called to me from an interactive display at the WET Science Center in Olympia. “It’s very interesting.” My daughter, three-year-old granddaughter Kita and I were all mesmerized by the … Continue reading

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Bellevue’s KidsQuest Children’s Museum Fun for Adults

When I visited KidsQuest, I had to wear a sticker that said, “Unaccompanied Adult…and wishing I were a kid again! How true. I just wanted to dig right in and play alongside the kids.   The first area you come … Continue reading

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