the surprise swimming hole

The rustic and historic Salish Lodge is perched on a rugged cliff right above the 268 foot drop of the stunning Snoqualmie Falls. The falls are part of the National Register of Historic Places and deeply rooted in the culture and beliefs of the Snoqualmie … Continue reading

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the north shore

Tuesday was adventure day! Destination North Shore. Waimea Bay. Sunset Beach. The Banzai Pipeline. Sea Turtles. Shave ice. Known for its big surf in the winter, it was usually filled with world-class surfers and championships. But it was late spring … Continue reading

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cowgirl adventures and other wild west stories…

“Cowgirl is an attitude really. A pioneer spirit, a special American brand of courage. The cowgirl faces life head-on, lives by her own lights, and makes no excuses. Cowgirls take stands; they speak up. They defend things they hold dear.” … Continue reading

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mitten snow cones and other snow stories

We flew north after Christmas. The kids full of excitement to see grandma and grandpa, aunts and uncles, and cousins. And of course, no winter visit to the Pacific Northwest would be complete without snow. Fluffy. Frosty. Floaty. Delicate. Intricate. … Continue reading

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