IN PHOTOS : A weekend getaway to the Columbia River Gorge

It was close to sunset when we left our place but made for some beautiful views of Mt Rainier on the way. Arriving after dark and Anya's excitement at staying in a 'hotel' Skamania Lodge on the border of WA and OR states where we were staying. I bought a last minute Groupon for this [...]

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Around Seattle: Ebey’s Landing in Whidbey’s Island

Photos from a quick stop at Ebey’s Landing on Whidbey Island, WA last month. The first national park to incorporate privately held property, Ebey’s Landing encompasses 17,500 acres of homes, farms, and businesses still operating in stately buildings that date to the mid-1800s. Ebey’s Landing is named for Isaac Ebey, the first European-American to purchase [...]