Local Adventures

Local Adventures: Marine Center and Museum at Fort Worden

Not every outing quantifies as a hike, but this one involved a lot of walking, and even hiking, to happen. Where we live we cannot walk like we used to, back on the mainland. Things are just too far apart and the roads are not safe for walking on the side of with children (our… Continue reading Local Adventures: Marine Center and Museum at Fort Worden

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Local Adventures: Wilbert Loop Trail

It's interesting to rehike trails you once hiked, long ago. The previous time I hiked The Wilbert Trail in South Whidbey State Park my oldest son was maybe 3.5 years old. He's 21 now, and had zero memories of hiking this trail. So maybe it is like hiking a new trail? I'd like to think… Continue reading Local Adventures: Wilbert Loop Trail

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Local Adventures: Dave Mackie Park

With a 2 foot plus minus tide on Monday morning, we changed plans. Originally we were going to take a ferry ride, but with two cancellations with the low tides, we sought out beaches to explore. Dave Mackie park sits on Maxwelton Road, in the south end of Whidbey Island. At 5 acres, it is… Continue reading Local Adventures: Dave Mackie Park

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Local Adventures: Ebey’s Prairie Ridge Trail

For Father's Day we headed out on a short hike at Ebey's Landing outside of Coupeville, on Whidbey Island. Ebey’s Prairie Ridge Trail is the connector trail from the Prairie Overlook/Cemetery to the bluff high above Ebey's Landing. It is a great kickoff to longer hikes (including the loop on the bluff around Perego's Lagoon… Continue reading Local Adventures: Ebey’s Prairie Ridge Trail

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80 Days Of Summer

If you have children, pull up your calendar and count how many days summer break is. The vastness seems it will last forever, but then you blink and nights are shorter, and suddenly the school bus is there waiting as the leaves start turning red. When school lets out this coming week, the clock is… Continue reading 80 Days Of Summer