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…

Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary

This Abbey is nestled in the rural community of Mount Angel just outside Silverton, Oregon. The Abbey is both a seminary and a conference center. The campus is beautiful and serene. The seminary has a lot to see, but be sure not to miss the small museum they have on site. On a recent trip…

Summer Reading List – Adventurers & Explorers

Awe… Summer is here. The time of year we all try to slip away for a little vacation. If you are anything like us the first thing you pack is a good book. Here is a list of suggested books about adventures and exploration. Taking a book on an adventures is like having an adventure…

Rhodes River Ranch

Do you want to impress your friends? Well, here’s my secret spot that will charm almost anyone. Rhodes River Ranch is nestled among the foothills of the North Cascades in the quaint little town of Oso, Wa. Your first impression upon driving up are acres of white fenced horse pasture, meticulous landscaping and a mountainous…

iFly Indoor Skydiving

This adventure was a birthday gift from my daughter and I was pretty sure it was going to scare me so bad it would make me pee my pants. Lucky for me, the good people at iFly, and the next customer that used my suit I did not pee myself. It was exhilarating and not…

Rainy Day Fun at the Public Library

Public libraries are some of the coolest places to go to find adventure, especially on rainy days. Not only are there thousands of books to take you anywhere you want to go with the flip of a page, but they also offer a variety of other services like story time for kids, classes, and cultural…

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…

Paddle Board Yoga

With spring on its way, I decided to try a paddle board yoga class to get more acquainted with paddle boarding. This adventure really works your core. I’ve taken the class twice. Both times I felt really unstable at first, but it gets better as you get used to it. Once we got our “sea legs”…

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…