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Sunny Days In A Cold Spring

Spring has been cold and wet on Whidbey Island, and all along the Pacific Northwest. Great for the moss, and water supplies, but lousy for farming and hiking. But every so the sun comes out and it shines so brightly. And we don't stay home often those days. Grab lunch and head out. Robinson Beach… Continue reading Sunny Days In A Cold Spring

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Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail at Point Hudson

If Covid did anything positive, it changed my view of public education all the way to the bedrock under us. My oldest went through public school the same as I did. Everything that was expected, it happened. Not once did it occur to me that homeschooling was an option. We homeschooled in the end of… Continue reading Local Adventures: The čičməhán Trail at Point Hudson

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Local Adventures: Rockport State Park

I hadn't been back to Rockport State Park in a very long time. As we were driving along Hwy 20 in Washington State, we decided on a whim to stop at the park. Kirk had never been to the park, and my memories were pretty hazy.... Rockport SP sits in an old-growth forest, which shut… Continue reading Local Adventures: Rockport State Park

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Local Adventures: Northern State Recreation Area

When I was a lot younger, I once lived in Skagit County in Washington State. At the time the Northern State Recreation Area was a mess of decay, after the mental health hospital/farm had been defunded in the 1970's. It hadn't been developed yet, and was a place where the young and stupid went at… Continue reading Local Adventures: Northern State Recreation Area

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Local Adventures: Fitting In A Missing Section

Sunday was a bluebird morning, blue skies and it simply said "go hiking" and to ignore the always huge pile of chores to be done. So we did. I was in the mood for views, so we headed to the Ebey area on Whidbey Island. Which of course was packed with other hikers (because starting… Continue reading Local Adventures: Fitting In A Missing Section