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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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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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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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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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Seattle Mountain Bike Trails

The Best Beginner Mountain Bike Trails Near Seattle 5 (1)

Seattle is home to some great mountain biking and some of the best beginner mountain bike trails in the Pacific Northwest. This is a sponsored post from evo — a Seattle based retailer that specializes in outdoor equipment…mountainbikes and more!

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Blue Hawaiian Pie at A La Mode Pies Phinney

A Damn Fine Piece of Pie: Where to Eat Great Pie in Western Washington this Pi Day (or Any Day) 5 (1)

This post was written before the COVID-19 outbreak, but I decided to let it run for Pi day as scheduled. In Seattle, we’re eating our Pie on Pi Day at home in Seattle — but when things pick back up these are some great places to go. Put them on your calendar for PIE day, which is January 23.

Whether it’s Pi Day (in March) or Pie Day (in January) you’re likely to see a lot of posts about pie. But any day is a good day for Pie.

So we’re weighing in on our favorite go-to pie spots in Seattle and western Washington State.

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Fleurs de Villes at the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival 2020

Fleur Couture: A Sneak Peek at 2020’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival 0 (0)

I had the chance to go to a media preview of this year’s Northwest Flower and Garden Festival. The gardens, as always were fabulous, there looks to be a promising lineup of speakers, but the real stars of the show were the “Fleurs de Villes.”

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Visiting the Sequim Lavender Festival: A (Tiny) bit of Provence in Washington State 0 (0)

Sometimes referred to as “America’s Provence,” Sequim sits in the Olympic rain shadow, so it sees more days of sun that some other parts of western Washington State — and grows a LOT of lavender!

Here’s more about Sequim’s Lavender Festival that takes place each July, tips for visiting, information about a few of the farms, and a link to an interative map of area lavender farms you might want to visit.

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Best Bookstores in Seattle 0 (0)

Seattle is a literate city — Seattle tops many lists for things such as “most well-read population,” and “most literate city.” And in 2017 Seattle earned the UNESCO “City of Literature” designation. Yes, Seattle is home to Amazon — but Seattle is also home to some wonderful independent bookstoresl. Here are our favorite (independent) Seattle bookstores that we’ve visited — both new and used.

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How the Grunge Stole Christmas Almost Live

Seattle Christmas Past: How the Grunge Stole Christmas 0 (0)

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