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Sound Fall Fun: Things to Do This Autumn in...

Autumn is here! Unfortunately, COVID-19 is also still here, which means a drastic change in our usual Autumn events and activities. Here are some ideas for things to do around here in Autumn 2020, as well as some events that have been canceled. Please feel free to share any events or activities that you've found worthwhile around here this Autumn.

A Damn Fine Piece of Pie: Where to Eat...

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.

The Art Cars of the Seattle Fremont Fair

Every year strange creations on wheels show up at the Fremont Fair in June. Here are favorite Seattle art cars from the 2018 event.

Famous Seattle Graves (and Where to Find Them)

If celebrity burials are your thing, the number of Seattle's famous dead denizens does come close to rivaling many larger, and older, cities. But we do have a few here, and they're worth visiting if you like cemeteries. Here's more about where to find the graves of Bruce and Brandon Lee, Jimi Hendrix, and Chief Sealth (Seattle), along with a listing of a few others with a more local claim to fame.

Best Bookstores in Seattle

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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The Drone Video of the Capitol Hill Black Lives...

An photographer took an overhead drone photo of the Black Lives Matter mural in Seattle's CHAZ. I thought it was worth a post.

Seattle as it Will Never Be: Remembering Pompeii on...

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.

The Best Beginner Mountain Bike Trails Near Seattle

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!

Set in Seattle: Seattle-centric books to quench your lust...

When you're stuck at home and can't get into Seattle what do you do? Read about it! Here are some great (or possibly great) fiction books that are going to fill my reading list during stay-at-home order time -- and likely after that!

Ferry Travel in the Time of Coronavirus?

Washington State's Ferries are essential for many. If you must take the ferry during this COVID-19 crisis, follow social distancing measures.

A Damn Fine Piece of Pie: Where to Eat...

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.