Local Adventures

Beach Time

The need for beach time was strong last week so we finished school quickly and headed out. Living on an island has a few perks, but it is easy to live half a mile from beach access and not get there for months when the weather is cold. Spring slipping towards summer brings shells popping… Continue reading Beach Time

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Hiking · Local Adventures

Getting Some Green

My oldest son went back to work yesterday after a nearly 2 month furlough. I gave him a ride to be nice, called home schooling early with the younger boys, and after dropping him off, drove to South Whidbey Community Park ("Castle Park") to enjoy a hike. Stay At Home order ended on May 31st… Continue reading Getting Some Green

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

Food Review: Kween Granola Butter

I am a sucker for Facebook and Instagram ads, and the pandemic only made it worse...as I suddenly saw so many products I could buy direct (yes, even tortillas.....and so much more. I have kept UPS busy.). But the one ad that really caught my eye was for Kween Granola Butter. Because...it was Top 14… Continue reading Food Review: Kween Granola Butter

Local Adventures

Standing In The Wind

The other evening I felt the need to be outside, in the wind. To stare across the Salish Sea and ponder of the dreams I have - and wether or not any of them will happen this year. It's bittersweet to look across at the Olympic Mountains, and know the National park is closed for… Continue reading Standing In The Wind

Food Finds · Trail Cooking

The Hippy Hut: Trail Meal Reviews

The two meals reviewed here might not be for everyone. But let me spin a little yarn....what they reminded me of was the the co-op back when I was in college. The deli was "interesting". It was run by old hippies who had managed to never sell out to The Man. When eating a certain… Continue reading The Hippy Hut: Trail Meal Reviews