Day Trips

Berry Picking

We took Jeremy and Ashley, our “new to Seattle” friends from San Antonio, berry picking at Biringer Farms in Arlington, WA. We scored some amazing raspberries and blackberries. I think I’ll make a raspberry crisp and a blackberry fool. Read more…

Muskox

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

We woke up to a sunny Seattle Saturday and were like, “What can we do in the sun?” We have been wanting to check out the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. We headed out and watched the clouds roll in as we headed down to Tacoma. Oh well, at least it wasn’t raining. The zoo […] Read more…

Skagit River Bald Eagles

We took a day trip north to the Skagit River area in the Northern Cascades. It was the time of the year when Bald Eagles come down from Alaska. The local community of Concrete hosts the Eagle Festival and the US Fish and Wildlife Department sets up viewing stations along the river. It was very chilly and there was […] Read more…

An afternoon with the ponies

Our friends, Christine and Andy invited us to take a quick trip with them to Emerald Downs near Auburn, Washington. It was a beautiful spring day and Christine had the top down on her convertible. The track was pretty packed, there was nine local races, and all the simulcast ones. We got the quintessential stadium […] Read more…

30 Hours in Victoria

We took the Victoria Clipper, a fast, 300 passenger catamaran, from Seattle to Victoria, BC Canada. It took about 3 hours to get there and we had just enough time to check-in to our room at the Fairmont Empress before afternoon tea service. The Empress is a gorgeous hotel built in 1909, famous for their high […] Read more…

Tulips & Knives

The Skagit Valley is the world’s largest exporter of tulips (take that Holland!) and every April when the tulips are in full bloom people flood the farming community to view the colorful fields during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival. On Saturday, we traveled about an hour north of Seattle to Mt. Vernon to see the […] Read more…

Kim and Bobby holding hands on beach

Day Trip: Port Townsend

We spent the day in Port Townsend, a quaint victorian town about 1.5 hours from Seattle. The weather was gorgeous! It was chilly, but there wasn’t a cloud in the sky which means we could see mountains in all directions. We ate lunch at Fins (the crab cakes were yummy) and popped in a few of the shops on the […] Read more…

welcome to leavenworth sign with christmas lights in background

Day Trip: Leavenworth

Saturday brought our first mountain adventure. In the morning we headed to Leavenworth, a fun little Bavarian town in the Cascade Mountain Range, just 2.5 hours outside of Seattle. The drive took us through Stevens Pass. This mountain pass was an absolutely gorgeous drive. The snow began to build as we got further from Seattle, […] Read more…