Those of you age 62 and over, the National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands lifetime senior pass will increase from $10 to $80 on August 27, 2017. Now is a great time to get your pass. Anytime and any amount is always beneficial to our beautiful parks and land. For more information…
Needing inspiration for more adventure in 2017? Outdoor Project is providing some. Experience the four seasons in 52 weeks. #52AdventureWeek
What to do in 2017? Anything that will calm your heart and bring you peace, laughter, and joy. In other words, Rock it! Below are 17 options within four hours reach of the Seattle area.
- Hike the waterfall trails along the Historic Columbia River Highway Scenic Byway. It just celebrated its 100-year anniversary.
- Try one (1) new restaurant each month of the year
- Walk along the sandy, rocky beaches of Dungeness Spit, view lighthouse
- Visit and buy from a local farmers market
- Whidbey Island…stay at the Inn at Langley #pnw
- Attend four (4) fairs or festivals that you didn’t last year
- Lake Chelan ~ wine tasting #wawine
- Celebrate someone’s 50th – bingo karaoke? sky dive? trip to Paris?
- North Cascades Highway ~ the most beautiful place on earth
- Take the ‘Mount Rainier’ Gondola at Crystal Mountain ~ think ‘this year’s holiday card photo’
- Spa treatment at Whistler BC
- Port Ludlow and Fort Worden State Park. Try the Ludlow Falls Interpretative Trail, Around-the-Bay Trail, Murhut Falls Trail
- Go Mariners, Rainiers, Aquasox and Bells!
- Visit Hibulb Cultural Center and Natural History Preserve
- Run or walk a 5K or 15K ~ support a cause important to you or your like-minded friends
- See La Traviata, Luzia, or other to bring a little culture #hallelujah
- Hike the Washington State coast ~ http://www.outdoorproject.com/blog-news/16-best-hikes-washington-coast #outdoorproject
Whether you are excited or hesitant about the new year, it’s good to get out and get some fresh air. Here are 9 Seattle area beaches and walks that just might bring some joy to your life:
June is a month of many…
- Wenatchee River Bluegrass Festival, June 17-19
- Fleur de Lis Festival & Art in the Vines, Westport, June 26
- Inspiring Beauty: 50 years of Ebony Fashion Fair, Bellevue Art Museum, through August 14th
- See the Afrodisiacs perform at Tulalip Resort Casino, Thursday evenings
- Farmers Markets abound
- Posing Beauty in African American Culture, Northwest African American Museum, through September 4th
- Drive Hwy 20 and beauty surrounding the North Cascades National Park
- Seattle PrideFest, June 26
- Atoms + Bytes: Redefining Craft in the Digital Age, Bellevue Art Museum, through June 26th
- River Rafting in eastern Washington
- Leavenworth International Accordion Celebration, Leavenworth, June 16-19
- America’s Classic Jazz Festival, Lacey, June 23-26
- Cool Desert Nights, Richland, June 23-26
- Taste of Tacoma, Tacoma, June 24-26
- Explore the many cuisines, specialty restaurants, bakeries and bars on Capitol Hill, Seattle. Too many to name. Someday.
The Seattle Times does a great job of compiling their annual Summer Guide that showcases the many things to do in the Puget Sound area . Whether it be a favorite picnic spot, weekend-by-weekend events, festivals, concerts, farmers markets, 4th of July events, and more… you’ll be sure to find a variety of fun events that support your local community or are ‘within 4 hours reach’. Check out the sampling here: http://www.seattletimes.com/category/summer-guide/
On your next adventure to Victoria BC, check out the newest food truck, Songhees Seafood and Steam.
In a collaboration between Clipper and the Songhees Nation, they’ll be serving up a modern take on Pacific Northwest fare. Cuisine rooted in cultural heritage with fresh local ingredients. Chef David Roger has crafted an authentic menu that includes salmon, bison, and more.
Grand opening is May 12th and is located at the Victoria Clipper Terminal at 254 Belleville St. Great location for a tasty bite!