Native American Form Line Drawing Orca Whale

Neah Bay ~ Makah Tribal Lands

by valerie

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are surrounded by nature so abundantly rich. We frolick on sandy beaches, scale majestic slopes, meander through ferns, and enjoy harvest from the fertile soil. Our Native American brothers and sisters are the perfect guides to help us deepen our appreciation for and connection to this land. Continue reading “Neah Bay ~ Makah Tribal Lands”

Friday Harbor ice cream and biking

Biking with Kids in the San Juan Islands

by valerie

The recent warm, dry weather here in Seattle is a delightful taste of summer’s imminent arrival. Although there’s a mass surge of people seeking outdoor adventure, and camping/cabin reservations can be hard to come by on short notice, there are some creative ways to get out and enjoy mother natures bounty for those spontaneous planners (me!). For us, one of those ways is a bike trip to the majestic San Juan Islands, tucked between Anacortes, WA and Victoria, B.C.

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PNW mushrooms on forest log

Getting Lost and Discovering Treasure

by valerie

Mother’s Day 2018. What is my desire? To feel the earth beneath my feet and my two favorite kids by my side. Luckily, here in the Pacific NW we have an unlimited array of locales to enjoy natures bounty. The trick is finding somewhere on a warm, sunny Sunday which is also void of crowds. With task in hand, we set out on just such a journey.

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