South Whidbey Island: South Whidbey State Park, Hidden Beach, & Trillium Community Forest On yet another rainy day up here (actually the first in awhile), my husband and I set out to explore South Whidbey Island together. A few months back on a rainy day I had wandered around these parks before but sometimes it’s […]
Back in June I took a small solo camping trip at Baker Lake and had a great time, but I also forgot tent poles and was unable to get one of our inflatable paddle boards blown up. Since I enjoyed the lake though I booked another site for a night over Labor Day weekend. I […]
A month ago I decided to do something I never thought I would – go camping by myself. I did not grow up camping and it kind of terrifies me (why do the normal rules of society not apply in the woods? what’s to stop someone from coming into my unlocked tent?). But after spending […]
In late May, my husband and I took a two night camping trip to Olympic National Park. We stayed by Hole in the Wall on Rialto Beach our first night and along the shores of Lake Crescent our second night. Getting There Getting to the Olympics from Oak Harbor, WA is no small feat. One […]
While my brother was visiting we had the chance to explore another new hike in the greater Seattle area, Twin Falls. This hike is located in the North Bend area of the Snoqualmie Region. It is a 2.6 mile out-and-back ending at an upper and lower falls. The trail has about 500 feet of elevation […]
I had been eyeing this hike for months, and a couple weeks ago finally had the chance to do it. The Barclay Lake Trail is about a 4 mile out-and-back trail with minimal elevation gain. The lake itself sits at the base of Baring Mountain’s rocky face, a steep mountainside sure to awe. The trailhead […]
This summer I was lucky enough to have a family member with a campsite reservation on Orcas Island. Orcas Island is the largest of the San Juan Islands, reachable by ferry and filled with stunning lakes and peaceful hiking trails. Being a nurse with an odd schedule, I was able to go spend a random […]
Diablo Lake, a man-made reservoir nestled in the Cascade mountains, beckons many an outdoorsman with its stunning turquoise blue waters. This alluring lake provides not only a great place to kayak, canoe, or paddle-board, but also trails for hiking and many great campsites. Just beyond and up the road from the boat ramp parking lot […]
Kingsville, Texas to Whidbey Island, Washington Road Trip My husband and I embarked on a 16-day journey from Kingsville, TX to our new place of dwelling in Washington state. I had decided if we were going to drive this 2500 mile trek (and drive two cars at that), we were going to make a trip […]
An Assortment of Random Coffee Facts I recently read a couple books about coffee because I like drinking it so why not read about it as well. I read God in a Cup by Michaele Weissman and The World Atlas of Coffee by James Hoffman. Both books are very informative and taught me quite a […]
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