Playing Tourist in the Emerald City

We got to play tourist in our own backyard over the weekend. OK, maybe “backyard” is a stretch. Seattle’s more like 180 miles away. But for a while there, it was feeling like a second home. So that kind of counts, right? In any case, we headed north on Saturday morning for a weekend getawayContinue reading “Playing Tourist in the Emerald City”

Instaglory is Fleeting

A few days ago, one of my Instagram photos was shared by a site with a kajillion followers. Well, 80.8K, to be exact. To be fair, I think the “K” actually refers to “thousand” but that’s a moot point anyway. It’s still a lot of people! Washingtonexplored reposted a photo of a train trestle IContinue reading “Instaglory is Fleeting”

Minimalism

Things look a lot different around here, huh? Don’t worry, it’s not the spiked eggnog talking. I have spent much of the weekend completely revamping my blog. My reasons are threefold: I’m all about minimalism these days. I had a perfectly good domain name gathering dust. I paid $79 for a premium theme that wasContinue reading “Minimalism”

Ho to the Ho, Ho

It’s snowing!! On my blog, anyway. In real life, not so much. We are actually headed into a “December drought,” as the media are calling it. This means no rain for the next 10-14 days, proving that the newspeople are a tad overdramatic. But that is pretty unusual for December around these parts. It’s goingContinue reading “Ho to the Ho, Ho”

A Well-Oiled Machine

We had a nice four-day weekend. Hectic and busy, but ’tis the season, right? This, despite The Cold From Hell. Tuesday, Tara said she was getting sick. Despite ingesting copious amounts of Vitamin C, echinacea, and oregano oil (god, she’s such a hippie!), there was no staving off the inevitable. By Wednesday it had turnedContinue reading “A Well-Oiled Machine”

The Plan is to Fan This Spark Into a Flame

Friday was a pretty exciting day. Hamilton is coming to Portland for a two-week run March 20-April 8, and tickets went on sale at 10:00 a.m. I had my doubts that I’d be able to snag any, especially when the 6 a.m. news showed people already lined up at the box office, but my goodContinue reading “The Plan is to Fan This Spark Into a Flame”