You might remember from my posts on our trip to California that J’s birthday was a few weeks ago. A birthday tradition he started when moving out here was doing a sunset hike up Mount Si. It’s one of his favorite hikes in the area (check out our last Mt. Si hike here!), and I was excited to get to… View Post
Ok I have a confession to make – I’m completely obsessed with Mount Rainier. (This may not be much of a confession for those of you that know me!) I’ve lived here for almost a year and I still get excited every time it’s clear enough to see the mountain. So when a friend of mine that I grew up… View Post
This weekend we were off to Lake Wenatchee State Park, about two hours away, for a week of camping with our friends. It was a beautiful drive into the mountains!
This past weekend another good friend of mine came to visit, and we had a great time exploring Seattle. Our first stop was the Fremont Troll, found underneath the Aurora Bridge. It was built in 1990 after winning a competition by the Fremont Arts Council. It’s such a funny, random statue!
After spending a day at Salt Creek and Cape Flattery, we headed up to Hurricane Ridge, in Olympic National Park. This is a place I visited often as a kid. My grandparents lived in Sequim, Washington, for many years, and I spent a week every summer out here visiting my grandma. I remember camping at Salt Creek and hiking at… View Post
Last Labor Day we decided to make our first trip out to the Olympic Peninsula. My grandparents lived in Sequim and I’d visited them many times, so I was excited to go back and visit a few places that I’d spent a lot of time at as a kid. Our first stop was Salt Creek Recreation Area. This is such a fun… View Post
Last September J and I decided to go on a backpacking adventure. We spent some time trying to pick a good hike and ended up choosing Waptus Lake, in the Snoqualmie region. I was very hesitant because it was a 9 mile hike, and that seemed like a very long way to carry all of our gear.
Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day, and we were excited to go for a longer bike ride! We mapped out a route that would take us across Lake Washington to the Burke-Gilman trail, which we’d ride around the north end of the lake. We started in downtown Kirkland and had planned on taking the bus over to the Montlake Freeway… View Post
One of J’s favorite hikes nearby is Mount Si. It’s only about 45 minutes away, in the Snoqualmie region. It’s 4 miles to the top and has a steady elevation gain of 3150 feet. We hiked this one last fall, on one of the clearest days I’ve seen since moving here.
After spending the morning in Hollywood, we finally headed down to the beach! Santa Monica is beautiful, and we couldn’t believe how huge the beach was. We walked down near the pier to sit and relax.