Archive of posts tagged "washington"

Visiting Mount St. Helens

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It’s one of those moments in the life of a Pacific Northwest resident that everyone remembers — where they were, what they heard, what they thought it was. I was only a few months old when Mount St. Helens erupted on May 18, 1980 but from 500km away, people (like my mother) recall hearing the […]

Vancouver History: William Robert Broughton

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John and I enjoyed a few days exploring “The Other Vancouver”, which is Vancouver, Washington. Located about two hours south of Seattle along the I-5, this Vancouver sits along the Columbia River and was incorporated in 1857, 29 years before Vancouver, BC. Captain George Vancouver Monument in Vancouver, Washington I’ve always loved looking up the […]

Vancouver USA: The Grant House

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Disclosure: Review — This is not a paid post. We came to Vancouver, USA on our own dime. Our meal at Grant House was on the house. Views are entirely my own. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

John and I enjoyed a few days exploring “The Other Vancouver”, which is Vancouver, Washington. Located about two hours south of Seattle along the I-5, this Vancouver sits along the Columbia River and was incorporated in 1857, 29 years before Vancouver, BC. On a bright late spring morning we made our way down Evergreen Boulevard […]

Seattle Mariners Safeco Field Renovations

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Disclosure: Unpaid, Personal Opinion — We had our own tickets to the Mariners game. The ballpark tour was arranged through Mariners' media relations upon my own request. Please review the Policy & Disclosure section for further information.

Safeco Field may not have the heritage cachet that accompanies names like Wrigley or Fenway but this all-American ballpark, that opened in 1999, is making its own history. Through advanced renovations and technology, its connection to the community, and forward-thinking attitude when it comes to food and beverage options, the Mariners are the main attraction […]

Hotel Vintage Park Seattle

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Our trips to Seattle are always different, always an adventure, and always packed with great food and fun. We take the Amtrak train down for day or we’ll book a hotel and have a full #2DaysinSeattle excursion. We were heading to our first Mariners game of the season over at Safeco Field this past weekend […]

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2013

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The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is now open for 2013, running from April 1st until April 30th in Washington State around La Conner and Mount Vernon. You can drive to various tulip, daffodil and iris fields and events or do a cycling tour. There are dozens of locations for activities with Tulip Town (15002 Bradshaw […]