Miner’s Corner County Park – An Inclusive Playplace

Miner’s Corner County Park is a unique park in Bothell that was built just a few years ago. We visited on a very rainy day, so we had the park to ourselves. This play place was designed to allow children of all mobility to utilize the playground and surrounding areas. The play equipment includes a…

Tea and Crumpets at Country Village

While waiting for a baby sister to be born, my niece and I had a tea party adventure.  It was not only a great rainy day activity it was a good opportunity to wear a fancy dress and have a real tea party, without the mess. Village Eatery Tea Company did all the work. We…

Castle Playground Adventure – Snohomish County

I was babysitting today and decided to take my sweet little niece on a fairytale adventure.  With a quick google search we were off on our quest. I found two fairytale playgrounds at local schools Cascade Elementary in Marysville and Mt. Pilchuck Elementary in Lake Stevens. On a quest to be a super Auntie I…

2018 Women’s March 2.0 – Seattle

This adventure took us to the Seattle Women’s March. This is my second year of attending this march. Both years I found myself in crowds of people that were all there to help one another. Whether you lean left or right it is important to exercise your right to peaceful protest. Be engaged, vote, use…

Ballard Locks

Who doesn’t love tug boats? This adventure is perfect for kids.  You can find everything from giant tug boats to elegant sail boats passing through the locks. Watch a ship as large as 760 feet long or a boat as small as a canoe pass through the Locks. Officially known as the Hiram M. Chittenden…

Escape to Mexico

We did an October cruise of the Mexican Rivera aboard the Grand Princess.  This was our first “real” cruising experience.  We embarked and disembarked in San Francisco.  The day of our voyage just happened to coincide with fleet week so we had a front row seat to the airshow and it could not have been…

Fremont Urban Adventure

I’m probably the only person in this area who hasn’t done this adventure, but I decided to play tourist this week and spend some time in Fremont. To be honest I’ve never stopped in Fremont. I found that the easiest place to park to see it all is in the Brooks parking garage.  It was…

Melmont Ghost Town

Melmont was a coal mining town established in 1900 near Mount Rainier.  It flourished for a short period of time and disappeared completely in the 1920s.  The demise of the town was due to a decline in coal prices. I have seen a few stories online about Melmont that reference a crime that occured in…

Escape to Maui

An escape to Maui is the perfect way to beat the winter blues.  The beaches are beautiful anytime of year, but they are an especially rewarding break when your tired of being cold in the dead of winter.  If your looking for deals though, the cheapest months to travel to Maui are November and May….

Big Four Ice Caves – Winter Hike

The Big Four Ice Caves is a popular well trafficked hiking trail in the summer, but during the winter months the hike is less traveled and becomes a winter wonderland. During the winter months the Mountain Loop Highway is closed not far passed Verlot.  You can park at the gate and walk in along the…

Looking for a Pacific Northwest Ghost Town Adventure?

The Northern State Mental Institution Ghost Town will not disappoint. The park is located near Sedro Woolley, WA and is easily accessible by well-maintained trails that guide you around the many abandoned buildings that remain on the property. My sister, Liz, found this gem of a walk. The walk itself can be spooky in the…