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Japanese Gulch Loop Leave a comment Read more »

Japanese Gulch Loop

We hiked the challenging Japanese Gulch Loop trail in Mukilteo near a Boeing facility which winds around an active branch freight train line. See our recorded journey at: AllTrails Photos from our hike:


Main Trail and Temple Pond Loop Leave a comment Read more »

Main Trail and Temple Pond Loop

We hike the main trail and followed the Temple Pond loop in the Lord Hill Regional Park in the Snohomish countryside. Temple Pond was worth the hike and the endless horse poo, but unfortunately we never saw Beaver Lake. See our recorded journey at: AllTrails…


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Coyote Loop Trail

We hiked the 4 mile Coyote Loop Trail inside Bridle Trails State Park. See our recorded journey at: AllTrails Photos from our hike:


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Big Gulch Trail

We hike the North, West, and South forks of the Big Gulch Trail in Mukilteo. See our recorded journey at: AllTrails Photos from our hike:


Camano Island 2017 Leave a comment Read more »

Camano Island 2017

We visit Camano Island for the first time and start with the wonderful English Boom Trail for some birding, then on to Cama Beach State Park where we build a wooden boat and walk along the beach, then on to Camano Island State Park to…


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Alki Beach 2015

We spend some time together in the warm sun and the brisk wind at Alki Beach on this Spring-like day in February. Video from our visit:


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8th Anniversary of our First Date

October 5, 2014 It’s been eight happy years since I met my lovely wife for the first time in Burien. Our first date was at Seahurst park on the shores of Puget Sound. That first date was one of the most magical times I ever…


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Seattle Great Wheel

October 2012 On a sunny autumn afternoon in October, we visit the Seattle Great Wheel, a 175 foot tall ferris wheel located on Pier 57 in Seattle. The pier is also home to Miner’s Landing, a group of souvenir gift shops, tourist attractions, and seafood…


Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Leave a comment Read more »

Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad

August 25, 2012 Beautiful Alder Lake is a 7 mile long reservoir on the Nisqually River near Eatonville, WA. It was created by the construction of Alder Dam in 1945. At the eastern end of the lake is the town of Elbe which is home to…