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Belize City

Second stop, Belize City!  This was one of my anticipated stops due to the buzz that I heard about this country.  The weather: 81 degrees and 45 percent humidity. Belize i/bəˈliːz/ … Continue reading

January 5, 2012 · 3 Comments

Roatán, Honduras

We decided to do something new for the holidays and took a 7-day Western Carribean cruise out of Tampa. A friend told me not to book my port or land … Continue reading

January 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Kauai, Hawaii – Days 7 & 8

Day Seven… Wake up Cafe in Hanalei Bay, Sea Caves, Ha’ena Beach Park and Princeville Ranch for horseback riding with zip line adventures. We started the day by having breakfast at the Wake up … Continue reading

August 27, 2011 · Leave a comment

Kauai, the Garden island of Hawaii – Day 6

Day Six… Luau Kalamaku at Kilohana. Since we spent all day out at sea yesterday, we decided to sleep in and take it easy today.  We opted to ride the shuttle to … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kauai, the Garden island of Hawaii – Day 5

Day Five… Port Allen Sunset Grill & Bar and Sunset dinner cruise along the Napali Coast via Capt. Andy’s Sailing Adventures. Memorable appetizer at the grill was the blackened shrimp topped with a … Continue reading

August 25, 2011 · 4 Comments

Kauai, the Garden island of Hawaii – Day 4

Day  Four… Kilauea Lighthouse and a beach at the end of Anini Road. Built in 1913, the lighthouse started serving as a pivotal navigation aid for ships sailing on the … Continue reading

August 24, 2011 · 2 Comments

Kauai, the Garden island of Hawaii – Day 3

Day Three… WaimeaCanyon, Shrimp Station, Pu’ukila lookout, Kauai Coffee Plantation, ABC Store and Wal-mart in Lihue. On our drive to Waimea, we stopped for lunch at the Shrimp Station and ordered … Continue reading

August 23, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kauai, the Garden island of Hawaii – Day 2

Day Two… Our goal for the day is to be beach bums!  So Cj took a short surfing class the resort offered, in hopes of catching some waves later.   It … Continue reading

August 22, 2011 · 1 Comment

Kauai, the Garden island of Hawaii – Day 1

Visiting Kauaiwas both relaxing and rejuvenating.  Leaving simply made me sad.  Our vacation details were unplanned, thus making the eight days unhurried.  Usually when we plan out trips, it’s the flight … Continue reading

August 21, 2011 · 1 Comment

Pearl Farm Resort – Samal Island, Davao Philippines

A forty-five minute boat ride from Davao is this gem called Pearl Farm Resort.  Formerly used as a cultivation farm for luxurious south sea pearls, this is the place to go … Continue reading

August 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Whiskey Creek Beach Cabins – Joyce, WA

Spring break this year was spent at one of our local gems, about 3 hours from Edmonds.  We visited the Olympic National Park and stayed at Whiskey Creek Beach Cabins, central location … Continue reading

June 16, 2011 · 10 Comments

Chinook Winery – Prosser, Wa

http://www.chinookwines.com This will have to be the last stop of the day.  We have been wine tasting all afternoon and I guess you have to estimate an hour and 15 … Continue reading

September 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Alexandria Nicole Winery – Prosser WA

http://www.alexandrianicolecellars.com By the time we got to this tasting room, we were starving.  Thank goodness there was some food in the fridge, it was enough to hold us over till dinner.  … Continue reading

September 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Fidelitas Winery – Benton City WA

http://www.fidelitaswines.com The wines here are the smoothest wines I have ever had. Charlie Hopps; the wine maker, I have to say makes the best wine I have had so far.  The logo … Continue reading

September 12, 2010 · 1 Comment

Kiona Winery – Benton City, WA

First stop is Kiona Winery http://www.kionawine.com This winery is on top of the hill overlooking rows of grape vines. Voted # 6 as the best spot to picnic in the … Continue reading

September 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Richland, WA

Having brunch in front of the Columbia River here at the Hampton Inn in Richland. In the Tri-cities, there are 300 days of sunshine, unlike the Puget sound area. Surrounded … Continue reading

September 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Washington Wine Country

I was excited to find out about the different wineries around here.  We came to Richland to attend a friend’s wedding, which was held at a winery in Kennewick.  The picture … Continue reading

September 12, 2010 · 1 Comment

Lighthouse Park, Mukilteo WA

We spent all day at the Mukilteo Lighthouse park on the 4th of July last year.  The park and picnic areas were renovated last year, while the lighthouse area is currently under renovation. … Continue reading

July 2, 2010 · Leave a comment

Kangaroo Farm, Arlington WA

Today started out on a sad note because we had to say goodbye to Caramel and Milkshake, CJ’s Guinea pigs.  We dropped them off at a pet adoption shelter.  To … Continue reading

June 12, 2010 · 4 Comments

Waverly Beach Park, Kirkland WA

It was a beautiful Saturday morning so we decided to take a drive in the area and stumbled upon this beach park in Kirkland. The amazing part was discovering a … Continue reading

June 11, 2010 · Leave a comment

Snoqualmie Gourmet Ice Cream, Maltby WA

It hit over 70 degrees the other day and ice cream sounded so good! So we went over to our favorite ice cream shop. I discovered a yummy new flavor… Jack Daniels. It was simply … Continue reading

June 10, 2010 · Leave a comment

Downtown Edmonds for Father’s Day

Last year, we spent our day at downtown Edmonds for father’s day. We started the day at Glazed and Amazed to make our Father’s day gifts, as the dads waited … Continue reading

June 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

Cama Beach – Camano Island, Wa

The first weekend of May, my friends and I got together for a “Girl’s Weekend”.  This started out as a once a year thing, until it became twice a year, … Continue reading

June 8, 2010 · Leave a comment

Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour, Everet WA

If you’re in Everett or Mukiltea, a “must do” is the Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour in Everett. As you walk into the Gallery, you don’t know … Continue reading

June 7, 2010 · Leave a comment

Seafair, Seattle’s Traditional Summer Festival

Coming back from Gedney Island, we saw a couple of pirate ships.  I guess they were doing a wet run (Get it?  Instead of “Dry run” since it was on water).  So … Continue reading

May 31, 2010 · Leave a comment

Snow Goose Produce, Mt. Vernon WA

On our way back home, we stopped by a country market on Fir Island Road. This market is open seven days a week and offers a variety of products from … Continue reading

May 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

Thousand Trails, La Conner WA

What’s “Glamping” you say? We stayed at the Thousand Trails in La Conner. Our cabin faced the the Skagit Bay. Today, we stayed at the preserve and played miniature golf, shuffle … Continue reading

May 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

The Doctor’s Office, Friday Harbor

After discovering the Middle and Northern parts of San Juan Island, we drove along the west side to enjoy the coastal views before heading back to Friday harbor. We saw … Continue reading

May 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Roche Harbor, San Juan WA

After wine tasting at San Juan Vineyards, we head off to the famous Roche Harbor. We drove past some farms, an airfield, a sculpture park and forests. Once we arrived, … Continue reading

May 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

San Juan Vineyards, San Juan WA

First stop this morning, the winery. The wine shop had unique wine accessories for sale. We stayed about an hour for wine tasting. I normally favor Syrah; but to my … Continue reading

May 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Krystal Acres Alpaca Ranch, San Juan Island WA

The side trip to the Alpaca Ranch was a pleasant surprise. These cute animals that look like lamas and camels like to chew on hay like sheep. These guys just … Continue reading

May 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

English Camp, San Juan Island WA

English Camp, San Juan Island WA The English Camp is located on the Northwest side of San Juan Island. Here, you will find the English Formal Garden, one of the … Continue reading

May 28, 2010 · Leave a comment

Lavender Farm, San Juan Island WA

Upon arrival, we saw these gigantic sculptures by local San Juan artist Micajah Bienvenu. The unique Pelindaba Lavender Farm produces the widest and largest range of lavender products anywhere. Its on-site Gatehouse … Continue reading

May 24, 2010 · Leave a comment

Skagit Bay, La Conner WA

This past Mother’s Day, I decided I wanted to tent it at our camping timeshare in La Conner.  When we arrived Friday evening, we drove around to find the perfect … Continue reading

May 13, 2010 · 1 Comment

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