The Pretty Trails Of Lake Wilderness Arboretum

The Pretty Trails Of Lake Wilderness Arboretum

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Having a dry morning, I got the kids dressed and took them on a rambling through a local park, in our town of Maple Valley. Kirk and I got married in this arboretum, yet I realized it had been far too many years since I walked the trails that wind through it. But that is […]

Spring Hiking In The Local Woods

Spring Hiking In The Local Woods

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So much nice weather this past few days! I couldn’t stay inside and waste it. Saturday I took all 3 boys and we walked on the local Green to Cedar River trail, with walker and Alistaire leading – A few tunnels always makes wee ones happy. Especially if you make choo-choo noises Flowers everywhere, so […]

Spring Is Welcome Here

Spring Is Welcome Here

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This morning Spring came and I found my mood lifted a bit. In all honesty though, Spring came a week or two back, as soon as I see mated birds in my yard and plum trees in flower, it is spring. But something clicks in me – that once Spring is here, my meh attitude […]

Coastal Time

Coastal Time

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In Washington State, on the Western side of the Cascade Mountains, there is usually two weather variations in winter: Sunny and cold, Wet and ewww. Maybe it is the kids, but I have lost much of my enthusiasm for backpacking in either of those choices. Or maybe I am just getting old. Either way, I […]