One of my goals this year–if I’m being honest, it’s my goal every year–is to spend a lot more time out. Out of the house, out of the office, outside–just out. Now that our incredibly cold and wet Pacific Northwest winter seems to be coming to a close (finally!), I figured that the present was as good a time as any to get started. Continue reading
My college roommate messaged me a few months ago to let me know she’d be in nearby Vancouver for a May wedding, so I jumped at the chance to see her and visit the city at the same time. Our plan: discover Vancouver on foot and eat our way through it, one bite at a time. Continue reading
For this year’s Mother’s Day celebration, I decided to surprise my mom with an experience I knew she’d treasure. It was meant to be a surprise, of course, so all week, I teased and goaded her with the vaguest of hints until Friday night when I finally spilled the beans: I was taking her on an extended day trip to the Olympic Peninsula. Continue reading
This weekend marked the end of one of the most stressful weeks I’ve had so far, both on a professional and personal level. All I want to do for the next week is curl up with a couple of good books, some knitting, and lots of desserts. Since that’s not really an option, I went in for the next best thing: a lazy hour spent walking and shooting (photos, not ammo) at West Point Lighthouse in Seattle’s Discovery Park.
On a whim, I took the ferry from Fauntleroy in West Seattle over to Vashon Island over the weekend. The weather was sensational, and as I’d never visited the island before and was in desperate need of a quick and inexpensive escape, a mini-mini-break to Vashon for $5.20 round-trip on a twenty-minute ferry ride fit the bill. Continue reading