Seattle Pride Parade

2019-08-01T13:56:13-07:00June 30th, 2019|Washington|

Seattle ranks #7 out of the 10 most LBGTQ friendly cities in the US.  The Pride Parade has become really mainstream, with major corporations showing their support.  Although the parade is now unwieldy (over 4 [...]

Invisible Mt. Rainier

2019-08-09T13:53:13-07:00June 17th, 2019|Washington|

Mt. Rainier was doing the National Park dance of the Seven Veils - a little peek here and there. By the time we hiked up Skyline trail, there was NO mountain.

CLUB Golf 2019

2019-08-01T11:58:10-07:00June 14th, 2019|Washington|

We've been title sponsors of this two day tournament for the last ten years, helping to raise money for Holly Ridge Children's Center, Seattle Children's Hospital and Diabetes Research Institute.  Along the way, we get [...]

Seattle Tea and Gingerbread

2018-12-12T05:26:19-08:00December 1st, 2018|Washington|

Christmas tea and the Gingerbread Houses are perennial favorites in my book!  Props to Steeped in Comfort Tea Shop in Lakewood for the wonderful personal service, not to mention the great scones.

Moving Mom

2018-11-12T04:49:29-08:00September 6th, 2018|Washington|

Over the summer, we spent countless hours helping Mom sort through decades of household items interspersed with family photos, momentos and her own original artwork.  Therein lay the challenge - separating the wheat from the [...]

Olympic National Park

2018-10-31T17:17:41-07:00August 10th, 2018|Washington|

Olympic National Park was warm and dry in August, making for easy hiking.  We love staying in the little cabins at Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.   We caught up with our Conservation Corps crew as [...]

Mount Rainier National Park

2018-11-01T12:08:22-07:00August 1st, 2018|Washington|

Mt. Rainier is like a beacon of sorts.  When we see it, we know we're home.  As you drive closer, the immensity of "her majesty" and the surrounding forest are awe inspiring.  We met our [...]

Saying Goodbye to Ron Snyder

2018-10-29T19:45:10-07:00July 29th, 2018|Washington|

So grateful that I made a quick trip to Long Beach, CA to see my friend Ron Snyder while he was hospitalized for pancreatic cancer chemotherapy.  We spent the day telling tales of our exploits [...]

Summer in Seattle

2018-10-18T17:48:35-07:00June 28th, 2018|Washington|

With sunny skies for two months solid, we made the most of our Seattle summer as tourists.   We sponsored the Washington CLUB Charity Golf Classic, raising money for Holly Ridge Center, Seattle Children's, and the [...]

Protection Island, WA

2018-07-27T14:59:29-07:00June 27th, 2018|Washington|

We were so lucky to visit Protection Island as a guest of its ONLY resident, Marty Bluewater and his partner, Terry Tilton.  Back in 1971, Marty plunked down $7,000 for a lot on this island.  [...]