Pike Place Market is celebrating all things local. January 28th started it off with a shopping bag (love it!) giveaway for the first 500 shoppers who spend $50 or more at the shops and restaurants in the Market area. Entertainment was showcased too.
There will be weekly prizes throughout the month of February.
So, go and experience the Pacific Northwest vibe and shop local. See the charms, the gum wall too. Participate. We did.
October is not the same around the globe. Those of us in the Northern Hemisphere may get the cooler temperatures and change of color, seeing the beauty of the yellow, red, or orange. And then there are others where the rainy season ends and the dry season begins.
There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascade of Autumn leaves – Joe. L. Wheeler
You ought to know that October is the first Spring month. – Karel Capek
Oh, Alberta. It’s on the bucket list of many and it certainly is, was on mine. September 2022.
The beautiful Canadian Rockies. Within four hours reach via airplane. It is worth it and a must see.
Canmore. A resort town of sorts. It definitely is a place to consider home. A great community to stay while you’re exploring the area. A favorite for brunch, breakfast was at Graze. https://grazefoodanddrink.ca/ The Graze Egg Classic was all-around fabulous. Hats off to the chef who contributed, did it all.
Banff. Walk the town. Take in a meal. Do the Banff Gondola. See the sunset. Have a bear (or a beer) at Three Bears Brewery https://threebearsbanff.com/, a lunch at Nourish (especially if you’re vegan). The Boss Bear Burger was a hit as well as their cocktail of the day. https://www.nourishbistro.com/. And for a real treat, have dinner at The Bison. https://www.thebison.ca/ The ambiance with the live music and the tasty meal is a showstopper. The Bison Burger, The Bison Caesar (pork belly croutons) and the Sunrise Meadow cocktail and Black Sage Cabernet Sauvignon was a hit! We missed seeing the elk herd walking the streets of town. https://banff.com/banff-gondola/
Lake Louise. Walk the trail or get in a canoe. Take in a bite and a view at the Fairmont Chateau Hotel. https://www.fairmont.com/lake-louise/ I can recommend the Candied Farmers Vegetable Bowl. So good.
Don’t miss out. Plan ahead. Enjoy the beauty, the landscape, the destination.
Taken from the North Cascades National Park Service Complex post…Pacific Dogwood are in bloom throughout the park! Its white pedals are found throughout the park such as campgrounds and the North Cascades visitor center.
So, Deception Pass State Park. The most beautiful multi-beach park beauty. I want my ashes spread at Rosario Beach, Deception Pass State Park…one day. Whether it be the views of the waterways, the rocky beaches and the walking trails, views of the most beautiful area of the world. #pnw It is peace and it contains Rosario Beach, Bowman Bay, North/West Beach of this beautiful part of the Pacific Northwest. I may edit this but on this last day of April 2022, I need to celebrate and share my pics of 04.09.22. It was a very windy day. A few of these pics are of La Conner, WA too. A great starting point of a beautiful #pnw day.
On a mid-January day, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park was a great landing spot for views of Lake Washington, the Olympic Mountains, fog on the water and the beginning of a sunset worthy of viewing. The Puget Sound area was entertained by colorful skies and fog that continues to show itself.
In nature, everything has a job. The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties! – Mehmet Murat ildan
If you’re looking for a free day to explore Washington State Parks (no Discover Pass required). Where would you like to go?
Saturday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day Monday, Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King Day Wednesday, March 9 – Billy Frank Jr.’s birthday Saturday, March 19 – Washington State Parks’ birthday Friday, April 22 – Earth Day Saturday, June 11 – National Get Outdoors Day Sunday, June 12 – Free Fishing Weekend Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth Saturday, Sept. 24 – National Public Lands Day Monday, Oct. 10 – World Mental Health Day Friday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 25 – Native American Heritage Day
“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.” – Marcus Aurelius