Lowell Park & Neighborhood History

Lowell Park was established in the 1960’s when the neighborhood known as the town of Lowell was annexed by Everett, Wa. This once booming little town dates back to 1863. Nearly 30 years senior to the city of Everett. There were three major companies that kept this community thriving. They were Everett Pulp and Paper…

The Living Room Coffee House

Is it a “hole in the wall” you are after or something “quaint?” This coffee shop I discovered in Marysville, Wa will charm you right from the start with its country comfort style and friendly staff. It was a rainy Northwest day and I wanted to go somewhere cozy to draw pictures and chat with…

Miller’s Pond and the O.K. Mill

This has certainly been my most difficult research project yet, but one dear to my heart. My grandparents lived out on a homestead just a few miles away and us grandkids found lots of adventure around Miller’s Pond. The pond was once an alive and thriving community in the early 1900s and now you wouldn’t…

Lake Tye Park

Lake Tye is one of those places I hate to like. It was completely man made while homes were built in tight rows beside it. It’s not really my perfect scenario for getting out in nature, but there is just something about it that keeps me coming back. The park itself is 64 acres while…

Flowing Lake (lower boat launch)

Flowing Lake, part of the Three Lakes area, has consistently offered some great fishing over the years. It’s not uncommon to pull up a 4 pound largemouth bass on the end of your line and the lake is always decently stocked with rainbow trout too. It has been said that there are plenty of catfish…

Lake Goodwin Community Park

The best adventures hardly ever go as planned. That is why this one was so much fun. I had promised to take my niece to the beach this day and had actually planned to take her out to Wenberg County Park, but that turned out to be a flop. We paid the $10 park fee…

Oso Landslide Memorial

March 22nd 2014 I was on my way up Highway 530 to view a property we had just placed an offer on outside of Darrington. It was late morning on a Saturday when traffic was being diverted just past Oso. I rolled my window down as I came up on a fireman and asked him…

Eagle Ridge Park

Eagle Ridge Park in Lake Stevens, Wa is not your typical park with playground equipment and built in barbecues. Rather it is a playground for the imagination. No play equipment, just nature. I took my niece there today and we had the whole place to ourselves. The park grounds is shared with the Lake Stevens…

Ebey Waterfront Trail

Here I am, again, poking around in the Ebey Slough. I have stood on mountain peaks and hiked to remote areas of the great PNW, but there is always this pull in my heart that brings me to the Slough. This swampy, mucky paradise is part of an almost 2,000 square mile watershed of the…

The Eagle Trail

You know when you have found something totally cool and you are absolutely content with this place or thing exactly as it is, but then you find out it has way more features than you initially realized? That is how I feel about Haller Park. I was there recently (you might have already seen the…

The Big Cedar Stump

I had read about this guy, but had to see for myself the famous giant western red cedar stump in Smokey Point, Wa. He’s quite rotund at 20 feet in diameter and was once a towering 200 feet tall. This stump has changed many locations over the last 100 years, so I was glad to…

Haller Park

Haller Park is named after the town that we now know as Arlington, Wa. It’s a 2.5 acre park that serves as an epicenter for all sorts of recreation in the area. Some amenities I noted while visiting are: Ample playground equipment Plumbed restrooms Covered picnic area Swinging benches that overlook the river Boat launch…