Seattle SR99 Tunnel and Alaskan Way Viaduct Bike Ride

The City of Seattle and the Cascade Bicycle Club organized a cool event for 12,000 bicyclists: They opened both levels of the new SR 99 Tunnel that goes along/under the Seattle waterfront, as well as the Alaskan Way Viaduct above that will be demolished soon. It provided a unique […]

2019-02-03T19:44:39-07:00February 3, 2019|

Cross-country skiing on Stevens Pass Nordic Center trails

The Stevens Pass ski resort has a Nordic Center with ski rentals, small cafe, and the entrance to a fun trail system of beginner, intermediate, and advanced cross-country ski trails. Most trails parallel each other out in the same general direction and also have frequent shortcuts between them. […]

2019-01-23T20:05:30-07:00January 19, 2019|

Beauty Among the Formations at Smith Rock State Park

Smith Rock State Park is a terrific destination for a 5 mile loop hike among beautiful rock formations along the Crooked River, all a short trip north of Bend, Oregon. Misery Ridge Trail goes in a steep switchback upwards, and unofficial trails to the very top beckon as well. […]

2019-01-09T22:58:43-07:00January 2, 2019|

Mt Bachelor Nordic Center Cross-Country Ski Trails

The Mt Bachelor ski resort includes a Nordic Center for cross-country skiers, with well groomed trails flowing through pretty forested countryside. The trail system includes beginner, intermediate, and advanced sections. The Nordic Center provides cross-country ski equipment rentals and lessons, if interested, and has plenty of hot chocolate […]

2019-01-09T21:46:05-07:00December 31, 2018|

26th Annual Gingerbread Village at Seattle Sheraton

Every year for the past 26 years, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) has hosted a fun competition between top local architecture firms and culinary teams. The goal: Make terrific sculptural representations of the year’s theme almost entirely from edible components, and gather optional donations from viewers for JDRF’s […]

2019-01-10T22:14:14-07:00December 27, 2018|

Enchant Christmas Lights and Ice Skating Rink in Seattle Safeco Field Baseball Stadium

A lighting and events group created quite a holiday destination for Seattlites: Enchant. The venue was at capacity with people interested to wander and explore.

Enchant involves many levels of Seattle’s Safeco Stadium, where the Seattle Mariners baseball team play during their season. Enchant is a great use of […]

2019-01-09T21:37:10-07:00December 27, 2018|

Smithsonian Institution and National Mall in Washington DC

The Smithsonian Institution, National Mall, and nearby exhibits and attractions are a very dense collection of national treasures, indeed. Other options range from the Spy Museum to Chinatown to exotic plants at the National Arboretum to Air & Space Museum to riding electric scooters in front of the White […]

2019-01-09T22:36:01-07:00November 21, 2018|