Spanel Planetarium in Bellingham

Sick of the rain?  Getting out doesn’t always have to be going out doors.  Last weekend we took our niece to the Spanel Planetarium located on Western Washington University’s campus.  The Planetarium is located in the library, but don’t forget to stop at the PAC before hand to purchase your tickets. Planetarium shows are on…

Nordic Museum

This PNW Adventure Sister is going to Iceland in the spring. In preparations for this epic trip I decided to visit the Nordic Museum in Ballard, Wa. This brand new facility houses art, history, and cultural artifacts from the Nordic Countries. The museum covers the Nordic countries of: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The…

Olympic Game Farm

There is just no other experience like visiting the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, Wa. It’s basically a gigantic petting zoo combined with a safari. You can hand feed Tibetan Yaks, llamas, Roosevelt elk, Sika deer, American bison, and Zebras from your car window. Other animals you will see are bears, a lion, tiger, cougar…

Machias Cemetery Part Two – Andersonville POW camp

In this segment we return to the story of Machias’s badass, Corporal Horace J. Andrus. My sister had the pleasure of meeting Corporal Andrus at the Machias Cemetery. He was laid to rest there in 1903. I recently had an opportunity to visit Andersonville POW camp on a recent trip to Georgia and had the…

Arlington’s Art Walk

The Centennial Trail was built on the old Burlington-Northern Railroad track. It runs from Stanwood to Snohomish. That’s 29 miles of scenic bicycling and walking paved trail. It’s a county treasure to be sure. My family loves to go bicycling anytime of year on the trail.  The Centennial trail begins at the Nakashima Barn in…

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…