5 months and a trip to Franklin Falls

Franklin Falls- 2 miles out and back, 400 feet elevation gain Pass-Northwest Forest Pass     Difficulty-2/5     Rating-3.5/5 Has it already been 5 months? This month FLEW by! Partly because I didn’t realize we’d been here four months already until it was half way over. And partly because we had so much company … [Read more…]

McBrides Take Over Seattle

Bloedel Reserve-1.5+miles, little elevation gain Pass-pay to get into the park    Difficulty-1/5     Rating-4/5   Hidden Lake- 1.5 miles out and back, very mild elevation gain Pass-Northwest Forest Pass     Difficulty-1/5     Rating-3.5/5   Snoqualmie Falls-1.4 miles out and back, 250 feet elevation gain Pass-none     Difficulty-1/5     Rating-3.5/5 … [Read more…]

Grandma and Grandpa Tanner come to Visit!

Bloedel Reserve- 1.5+miles, little elevation Pass-Pay to get into the park     Difficulty-1/5     Rating-4/5 The Tanner’s are Chris’ maternal grandparents. I have known them for several years before Chris and I got married. They are some of the best people I know. From the start they have treated me like family and … [Read more…]


I love Tulips. They are my favorite flowers! They are so bright and cheery, I just love them! When we were thinking about moving to the Northwest, I did a little research on stuff to do around here. I came across the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival that is in April. I was SO excited about … [Read more…]