The Ferry House (Ebey’s Inn) is an intriguing part of Washington history, preserved above the nearby shores of Ebey’s Landing in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, Coupeville, Whidbey Island. The building and immediate vicinity is owned by the National Park Service, and the grounds are open to the public […]
Saratoga Passage offers beautiful views of tree-lined Whidbey Island to the west and Camano Island to the east. Waters are generally calmer than Puget Sound, and there are occasional public access points along the shore.
North comes upon several lagoons and eventually arrives at the mouth of Penn Cove. […]
The Grande Ronde River is a fun, relaxing, and scenic river in eastern Washington. A particularly good route starts at the Minam General Store, where raft and equipment rentals are available, and then meanders about 45 miles through smooth open water plus Class 2 rapids. This route can […]
This fun community parade has been going steady since 1915! The Maxwelton 4th of July Parade happens every year in the south Whidbey Island town of Clinton. Everyone is welcome to either be in the parade or watch the parade or both.
Plenty of home grown floats, costumes, music, […]
After visiting a relatively nondescript part of the country, the flight back over the Cascade Mountains provided a great reminder to appreciate home even more. Seeing the long stretch of dry eastern Washington and Oregon start shifting into the pretty slopes and vistas of the Cascades is a great […]
The Adventure Group of Whistler BC Canada runs a fun ATV ride through the forests and views above town. Rocky, bumpy, dusty, muddy forest roads are easily handled by the Polaris RZR ATVs. Scrambling up rocky inclines, spinning tires, and getting muddy is what it’s all about.
There are […]
Seattle’s Mountaineers club has a terrific, rustic lodge available for both members and non-members up by the Mt Baker ski area. The Mt Baker Lodge includes a dining hall, big kitchen, hang-out lounge, and dorm/bunk bed style sleeping accommodations. On the weekends, breakfast and dinner are even included, […]