Cross-country Skiing White Salmon Road 3075 near Mt Baker

White Salmon Road 3075 is a pleasant, couple mile long, out-and-back cross-country / Nordic skiing trail in the Mt Baker area. It is noteworthy for its great views of Mt Shuksan and its fairly gradual terrain (except for the very end).

The parking lot is a bit tight and on […]

March 26, 2016|

National Ornamental Metal Museum in Memphis

The National Ornamental Metal Museum is an unexpected attraction in Memphis, located on a high bank above the Mississippi River. The museum includes a fairly wide range of exhibits, including gallery shows of very fine metalwork, jewelry, artistic forms, and experiments. Another building includes more historical and heavier […]

February 21, 2016|

Beale Street in Memphis

Beale Street is a renowned music and nightlife hot spot in downtown Memphis, known especially for its many blues musicians and good southern food. While there, we saw the sights and sounds, including live music that is easy to find virtually every night of the week. For dinner, […]

February 21, 2016|

Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis

A visit to Graceland is a surprisingly well put together homage to a cultural icon, flawed person, 1950s – 1970s culture, family man to some, and god to others. It is both sentimental and over the top, and deep down it says much not only about Elvis but also […]

February 21, 2016|

Mardi Gras Carnivale Celebration at Museo Gallery in Langley

Museo Gallery offers intriguing art and an occasional party for the locals of Langley on Whidbey Island. One such event is their annual Mardi Gras / Carnivale celebration. Guests are invited to dress up extravagantly. There is food, drink, lots of people spilling out onto the street, […]

January 23, 2016|

Snow on Olympic Mountains from Ebey’s Reserve

The winter season’s first snow was starting to accumulate on the Olympic Mountains. An otherwise dark clouded morning broke through with some sunlight across the Olympic Mountains, as seen from Ebey’s Reserve National Historical Monument area in Coupeville on Whidbey Island. Patterns of light danced, and then were […]

December 22, 2015|

Star Wars themed Gingerbread Village at Seattle Sheraton

With the impending release of the new Star Wars movie “The Force Awakens”, Star Wars mania even spread to the 23rd Annual Gingerbread Village at the Seattle Sheraton. This annual charity event serves as a friendly competition between a select group who go all out in creating food-based sculpture.

Most […]

November 27, 2015|