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Point Defiance Zoo

Point Defiance Zoo

The Sunday before my birthday Joe and I went to Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma. This zoo isn’t as great as the one in Asheboro, NC, but it’s a second best. I like that most of their enclosures are good sized and the animals don’t seem distressed. The bad thing about a zoo on the weekend is that there are so. many. kids. It ended up being really chilly that day but I’m still glad we went- the animals were…

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Emerald City Comic Con 2018

Emerald City Comic Con 2018

I just finished two almost-full days of ECCC. Each year I refine my game plan based on the year before and I feel like this year went great. The first and absolutely most exciting thing I was there to do was to get my hands on an ARC (advance reader copy) of Kill the Farm Boy by Delilah S. Dawson and Kevin Hearne. They are two of my favorite authors and I am so beyond excited that they are writing a…

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Whidbey Island

Whidbey Island

Last November we took a day trip to Whidbey Island. It was a rainy day but since we spent most of it driving it didn’t bother us too much, plus rain seemed to stop for us when we did happen to leave the car for a quick walk somewhere. We took the ferry at Mukilto (right by where we got married) and drove north, stopping at Fort Casey, Christopher’s on Whidbey, Deception Pass State Park, and the Deception Pass Bridge….

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Mt. Rainier National Park

Mt. Rainier National Park

Joe and I met up with my sister and brother-in-law (and their chiweenie, Letty) in July. The guys did the more advanced hike while Katy and I stayed behind and took a few leisurely strolls with the pup. We went to the Paradise Ridge portion of Mt. Rainier. We’ve been there twice now and I am definitely ready to visit a new part of the park next time we go. Or better yet, Mt. St. Helens!

Point Defiance Zoo

Point Defiance Zoo

Today we went to the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, aka the second best zoo I have ever been to. I haven’t found anything to beat the Zoo in Asheboro, NC, but this one is pretty close. Without further a due, I give you gentle giants, smiling seals, tuna shark, seahorse necklaces (WHERE DO I APPLY FOR THE SEAHORSE STYLIST POSITION!?), unconvinced meercat, and Mr. Bean lemur. In that order.

Wallace Falls Hike

Wallace Falls Hike

Yesterday Joe and I went with friends of ours on a hike to Wallace Falls. I spend every second of every day living and working within the city of Seattle, but when I do get out into nature it feels like my soul exhales. We need to make an effort to get out more. I absolutely love how mossy the forests are in Washington state. After the hike (about 4 miles total) we went to Blazing Onion, a realllly good…

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Seattle Restaurants: Racha Thai

Seattle Restaurants: Racha Thai

For the past several months, Joe and I have had the same weekly ritual. Every Sunday or Monday evening (or Tuesday if we’re really lazy) we get in the car and drive to the Lower Queen Anne area of Seattle to do grocery shopping and to get Pad Thai from our favorite Thai restaurant, Racha. It is hands down the best Pad Thai I have ever had, ever. Since we’re there every week, they know our orders by now: mine,…

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

The third year is the charm because I finally made it to the Tulip Festival! Every April there are crazy amounts of tulips about an hour north of Seattle and while we went the last weekend of the month and a lot was gone already, it was still really neat to see. It rained pretty hard on the drive up but thankfully by the time we got there it had stopped. I had been warned by my sister to wear…

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ECCC 2014

ECCC 2014

My first comic con. Certainly not my last. What got me excited was an appearance by Cary Elwes, who plays Robin in Robin Hood Men in Tights, one of my most favorite movies of all time. Unfortunately he dropped out a few days before the show and that made me extremely sad, but life goes on. We kicked off the weekend of Emerald City Comic Con on Friday with a Q&A with Alan Tudyk, who plays Wash in Firefly, and…

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Lake View Cemetery 3.23.14

Lake View Cemetery 3.23.14

It turns out that a sunshiny spring day is not ideal for cemetery visits. It made me miss when I took a solo trip in January and it was overcast, cold, and wet. Can it be I am wishing for fall already? I found a few things I’d like to know more about. This trip I noticed several names listed on one headstone (is the headstone just symbolic? could they really all fit? did they bury the ashes?) and I…

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