If I can, I try for a family hike every New Year’s Day. It snowed overnight, but was clear and dry by 10 am, so we bundled up. Living on a rail to trail meant no driving on sketchy roads, just out the door and onto the trail. The trail was actually very busy, not […]
January 1st, 2016 was a cold and sunny day. That seems to often happen here in the PNW. I went crazy that day and put in some miles: January 1st would be my biggest day of the year. It was a good day out. It set the tone for the year, where my goal for […]
There is nothing quite like looking back at a year in photos…on a cold evening in winter…to get one dreaming for the new year! From us to you, thank you for following our adventures! May 2017 bring many adventures to all of us!
Fall is here in the PNW…and that brings my desire to be outside. I can breathe again, and I don’t feel sapped by the sun. Add in that the youngest’s asthma is easier on him when it rains….. The salmon are heading home in the Cedar River – and yes, we saw a few having […]
Maybe I should have titled this “How urban homesteading kind of “ruined” hiking for me”….but then I know, it didn’t. It is simply an extension of my love of nature. Long ago, before I found that walking the cliffs on an island made me happy, I had a little garden I tended. Hiking took over […]
Awhile back I had noticed change in a local park, with signs going up and a meadow being taken care of. With an afternoon that was hot, we went out for an easy hike and a picnic lunch. Ravensdale is only a few short miles out of our town, Maple Valley. The park itself is […]
A long time ago, when I was a teen, my parents moved us to The Rock, known as Whidbey Island. I wasn’t happy overall, I lived 10 miles out-of-town, with no car and no transit. The fact that we lived literally across the street from Deception Pass State Park was mostly lost on me. Growing […]