Hiking · Local Adventures

An On Foot Field Trip

Our middle son has a progressive teacher for the 4th grade. To say the least, it has been a year unlike any other I have seen in public school. I volunteer often in my boys' classrooms, and I would tell you that classrooms are exhausting these days. The children are nearly feral and don't understand… Continue reading An On Foot Field Trip

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Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Up and Over

I have been trying to complete the trails in Trillium Community Forest, and had wanted to do a one way up and over, of the Trillium Ridge north of Freeland, on the south end of Whidbey Island. Timing has always been an issue, and in the fall/early winter Trillium is shut down for the deer… Continue reading Local Adventures: Trillium Community Forest Up and Over

Hiking · Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Moyers Trail

Moyers Trail is the main trail at Joseph Whidbey State Park, on the north end of Whidbey Island. The park is 112 acres in size, a nice greenbelt to enjoy. The park has a PDF map of the main trail system to print, however for best detail, take a screenshot of Google Maps before you… Continue reading Local Adventures: Moyers Trail

Local Adventures · Trail Cooking

The Olympic Mountains and Asian Inspired Chicken & Veggies

Sometimes there are stories behind recipes and this is one of them. I had finally dialed in how to cook pasta that didn't need to be drained, and could be done in a smaller pot. My first successful recipe for this one pot method was Asian Inspired Chicken & Veggies. We packed up our gear… Continue reading The Olympic Mountains and Asian Inspired Chicken & Veggies

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Local Adventures: Breazeale Interpretive Center

After last week's trip to the Padilla Bay area, we were coming back to the island, and had the boys with us. We decided to pop in and take them to the Breazeale Interpretive Center to see the aquarium and displays. When their oldest brother was little I took him there, and if I have… Continue reading Local Adventures: Breazeale Interpretive Center