The hike was around 4 miles round trip at an elevation of just over 2000. That meant 2 miles up and 2 miles down. Seemed simple enough… or so I thought.
The first time I ever went hiking in Washington I knew I was hooked. Even though there were a few moments where I thought I was going to throw up, pass out, or worse…fall off the side of the mountain.
For the record, I ended up doing none of these things, but what I did end up doing was falling in love with the experience. Continue reading “Love At First Hike, and a Shrimp Festival to Boot”
This kick in the ass that I’m referring to has happened to me more than once, and it’s always happened at weird times.
It’s come in different forms & always when I least expect it. But being that I’m closing in on 30 I’m beginning to see a bit of pattern. Its always come exactly when I needed it.
One of these “kick’s in the ass” happened tonight. And it came with a few scrapes & bruises this time as well. Oh, lucky me.
It’s funny how life has a way of kicking you in the ass right at the moment you need it most, isn’t it?
Continue reading “Just the Kick in the Ass I Needed”
It’s 4 pm and I’m sitting at a kitchen table facing the Juan de Fuca as the smell of freshly brewed coffee fills the air. Outside and straight ahead of me I see the wind swaying the trees and encouraging the waves.
Today I find myself sitting in one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been in my entire life. I’m in a remote cottage that’s located on the top of a cliff in Northwestern Washington. To my left, there are the snow-capped Olympic Mountains and to my right, our hillside overlooks the Juan de Fuca waterway. I’m surrounded in every direction by natural beauty, it is breathtaking and the first place I’ve ever been that I never want to leave.
Continue reading “I Find Myself in the Most Beautiful Place”
Living across the country from home and therefore across the country from family, my boyfriend and I have had to get a bit crafty with our holiday celebrations.
Living across the country from home and therefore across the country from family, my boyfriend and I have had to get a bit crafty with our holiday celebrations. One of these holidays in particular is Easter, and over the years we’ve even come to create our own sort of …’Washington Easter Tradition’.
Continue reading “Easter at Wallace Falls State Park”