"Maybe we'll find some sand dollars," I said to Bryce as we left out campsite and walked to the beach. It was around 7:30 in the morning and while it wasn't exactly low tide, the tide was still fairly low. We were camping at Cape Lookout State Park on the Oregon Coast. I had spent… Continue reading To the Oregon Coast!
"Are you lactose intolerant, Kristin?" As I have gotten older, I am asked this question more frequently. (Most recently, even from my own brother!) There's no way I am lactose intolerant. I eat yogurt with granola for breakfast almost every day. I drink a glass of milk with dinner when I'm at my parents' house.… Continue reading Will travel for cheese
The last time Bryce did this hike, he was rewarded at the top with no view of Mt. Baker at all. He hiked Park Butte in the North Cascades more than 10 years ago. I've never done this hike. We decided to do this hike "on our way back" from spending the Fourth of July… Continue reading The disappearing mountain
Birds chirping at 5 in the morning that wake you up. The evergreen trees swaying in the wind. Clear blue lakes and rivers. Mountains beyond mountains. The sound of laughter nearby. It looked like I could have been home in Seattle, or just outside of Seattle. But, in fact, I was more than 300 miles… Continue reading Not too far, but far enough
One of the nice things about Seattle is that there are so many options for quick day trips or weekend getaways that make you feel like you are hundreds of miles away from the city. Exhibit A: Taking the ferry to Bainbridge Island. My BFF had planned an outing to Bainbridge Island as a belated… Continue reading An island jaunt
"I just saw a fin over there!" she exclaimed to the rest of us as she pointed out into the water. The rest of us responded with "Where?" or "What?" as we looked on in the direction she pointed towards. We were looking out into Puget Sound so who knows what it could have been.… Continue reading Magical Vashon getaway
It was sunny in Seattle on Sunday and instead of leaving Seattle and taking a ferry ride, my husband and I left Seattle and went to the snow. We've owned our own pair of snowshoes since December but with all the traveling in the last few months, hadn't made it out to the mountains to… Continue reading Embracing (a sunny) winter wonderland