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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|

Coupeville Torchlight Parade for Halloween

The small town of Coupeville on Whidbey Island has an annual tradition right before Halloween: The Torchlight Parade. Local neighbors gather in Cooks Corner Park and talk and talk while judges go around looking at costumes of different categories for giving prizes out later. The organizers lead a […]

2019-01-09T21:58:16-07:00October 27, 2018|

Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race

The Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race attracts a ragtag group of folks who like to blend creativity and ingenuity, and then put it all on public display in a pseudo-race that is all for fun. The race extends across two days, spanning an initial show in a parade, then […]

2018-10-07T14:35:02-07:00October 7, 2018|

Through Steep Hillsides and Lush Meadows to Lake Ann

The Lake Ann Trail is a fun way to skirt around a steep mountainside, go through colorful fall meadows, and end up at a pretty mountain lake cirque after seeing a pika or bear. It is located in the Okanogan National Forest of the Cascade Mountains, accessible from mountain […]

2018-10-01T22:34:56-07:00September 29, 2018|