Seattle: A Mother/Daughter Blueberry Picking Adventure


blueberry picking in Seattle

A blueberry picking adventure with the princess ~

blueberry picking in Seattle


Why pay nearly $5.00 a pint for organic blueberries when you can pick them yourself for $2/lb! Since Pasadena is not anywhere near a blueberry farm, it would make picking blueberries nearly impossible at home. However, I was on my way to Seattle where there are many blueberry farms, so the time was ripe!

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Seattle: A Postcard Perfect Visit to Vashon Island

Vashon Island


Living in Seattle for eight months provided Craig and I with so many new adventures! We chose a gorgeous, dry, sunny, Sunday morning to take the short ferry ride over to Vashon Island.

Vashon Island is a small, pastoral island in the middle of the Puget Sound. It is 13 miles long and about 8 miles wide (at its widest point) with an eclectic mix of quaint shops, historic sites, places to hike and bike and about 45 miles of coastline. We chose to drive around the island to see as much of the scenery as we could, but you could stop, take walks all over the island, grab a cup of coffee, and relax. It is a no hurry, do what you like kind of place.

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The Blooming Cherry Trees at the University of Washington

Cherry Trees at the University of Washington

The ethereal cherry trees at the University of Washington will take your breath away ~

Our daughter happily left our home in Southern California to attend the University of Washington in Seattle. Alex graduated and has been working and living in Seattle for total of 9 years. Our family has spent a great deal of time on this incredible campus and in the “Emerald City” of Seattle. Additionally, we chose to live in Seattle temporarily while our little fixer upper in Pasadena, CA is being renovated.

UW is an absolutely gorgeous campus, with grand architecture, massive green lawns, forests of towering trees, divine fountains and lovely gardens, however, the UW Quad is my favorite spot on campus.

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Upscale and Urban: The Hyatt at Olive 8 in Seattle

We never tire of the spectacular views of the Seattle skyline and have been coming to Seattle for the past 9 years. Our daughter attended the University of Washington and never came home.(We have adjusted to this fact over time) Craig and I have discovered over the last few years that we prefer to stay at the …

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What to do when it rains in Seattle…Everything!

 What to do when it rains in Seattle. Funny question. My answer is everything. There is everything to do in one of the most stunning cities in the world. Seattlites don’t want us to know that it really doesn’t rain as much as people say it does. In February, if you check your weather app on your …

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Adventures in Seattle: The city that kidnapped our daughter

In 2006 our lovely daughter and oldest child, left for college 1,000 miles away to the home of The Space Needle, Amazon, Grey’s Anatomy, and the world famous Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. A spectacular view of Downtown Seattle from Alki Beach  That conniving city kidnapped her, kept her superbly happy and did not encourage her to return home. Alex spent four …

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So much delicious food in Seattle!

Eating all of the delicious food in Seattle is one of my favorite things about going there. My goodness we had a great time and many of our favorites times were discovering new restaurants in a city with so many culinary delights! All I can say is food, food and more food…Leslie turned to me …

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A Girls Weekend in Seattle

A girls weekend in Seattle! I am leaving for Seattle today through Monday with my super fun sister-in-law Leslie and my delightful 16 year-old niece Delaney. We will be enjoying all of the amazing tourist activities Seattle offers and as a bonus we will be visiting my grown up daughter Alex, who lives there. Delaney has never …

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