Before You Buy a Class 3 Gravel Ebike…Here are Some Things You Might Want to Think About (with a bit about the Specialized Creo and the Tern HSD) 0 (0)

This is just a quick post about my experiences with a class 3 gravel bike — the Specialized Creo — that I have wanted to love…but…

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Finding Wintering Trumpter Swans in Northwest Washington State 0 (0)

Every winter trumpeter swans from Alaska and northern British Columbia migrate to the Pacific Northwest. Here’s a bit more informaiton on these, the heaviest of flying bird, and where to find them in western Washington State.

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PNW Cycling Events Calendar

Cycling Events in Washington State and the PNW 0 (0)

A guide to some of the major cycling events in Washington State through the year. Get ready for the cycling season (January – December, that is!)

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Photo of Seattle from Kerry Hilll

14 Unique Things to do in Seattle That Every Seattleite Should Know About 0 (0)

Author Ana de Guzman from Redfin asked some Seattleites (including me) about some of their favorite interesting and offbeat things to do in Seattle. Here are some suggestions they offered.

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Review of Hollow Kingdom and Feral Creatures 0 (0)

Review of the first two (we hope there will be more) books in the Hollow Kingdom Series by Kira Jane Buxton: Hollow Kingdom and Feral Creatures.

You might like these books if you like: crows, zombies, apocalytic fiction, animals, nature, Cheetos and/or Seattle.

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Railrioad Bridge Olympic Discovery Trail Sequim to Port Angeles

Riding the Olympic Discovery Trail Sequim to Port Angeles (River and Prairie Section) 0 (0)

The Olympic Discovery Trail is a trail running through the Olympic Peninsula from Port Townsend to the Pacific Ocean. This is the first of several posts exploring different sections of the trail, mostly from a cycling perspective.

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Outdoor Shakespeare (and other outdoor performances) Near Puget Sound 5 (1)

We love Shakespeare in the Park and other outdoor theater performances! Pack a picnic and a blanket and sit in the sun (or in some cases under the stars). While many performances have been canceled for 2021, some are resuming. Here are the ones of which we are currently aware.

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Exploring the North Coast 500 Part One: Planning Your Adventure 0 (0)

This is the first in what will be a long series of posts about Scotland’s North Coast 500 — an epic and memorable road trip (though I’d better write about it before I forget about it!) This post consists of an introduction and some tips and resources for trip planning. Future posts will comprise stops along the route and some other places in Scotland.

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Tulips and Barn at Tulip Town

Visiting the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 0 (0)

After cancellation in 2020, the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is back for 2021. Here’s more information and when to see the tulips.

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Snoqualmie Bike Ride: Remlinger and Back 0 (0)

I cycled this route years ago, and intended to write about it at that time.

A few things may have changed since then, but it remains a good cycling route with a good stop at Remlinger Farms at the mid-point (when they reopen),

This route is also my first go-round with adding route sharing capacity. If you have a route you’d like to share with readers, you can do it!

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Matterhorn at Seattle Center Fun Forest Circa 1970

Seattle as it Will Never Be: Remembering Pompeii on Eliott Bay…and the Fun Forest 0 (0)

This “Seattle Vintage” post is husband’s recollection of a funny short film from the 1970s which followed archaeologists excavating the remains of the ancient city of Seattle after an eruption of Mount Rainier.

This is mixed in with my own memories of the now-long-gone Seattle Center Fun Forest.

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House with Waterwheel on Marie Antoinette's Farm

Marie Antoinette. Peasant. 0 (0)

On the grounds of Versailles, away from the palace, and away from her house on the grounds, Marie Antoinette had a rustic village and farm constructed where she could get away from palace life and pretend to be a peasant.

Here’s more about this interesting area of Versailles, that I actually enjoyed visiting more than the Hall of Mirrors.

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