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fish and space needle

We are truly fortunate to live in Washington state, where we are not only surrounded by beautiful land but also beautiful water, which means abundant opportunities to fish! I have been fishing in Washington since I was about 6 years old. This article will highlight the many fishing opportunities available in the greater Seattle area…

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Blake Island Marina in Washington

You know how life just changes right in front of you? Sometimes you just stand there and go, “Well! So much for THAT plan.” We were in that place. We sold our money pit of a house, moved closer to parents to help them and rented. Six months later, parents did not need our help…

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Space Needle's 50th Anniversary

We are all still learning to adjust to “the new normal” these days, as we hit the 1-year COVID-era mark. This pandemic has forever changed us, both individually and collectively. You miss traveling so much, you’re willing to give up the window seat. You miss living the full Washingtonian life. We hear you, and we…

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nachos from Nacho Mama's food truck in Seattle

In a world with food trucks seemingly at every corner and outside every brewery on the weekends it can be hard to set yourself apart in the food truck game, but Nacho Mama’s does just that. Nacho Mama’s is a gourmet nachos truck that frequents many breweries in and around Seattle. I met the owners…

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espresso at Third Culture Coffee in Bellevue, Washington

Located in Old Bellevue is the unique and aesthetic Third Culture Coffee (3C). The cafe sits in an apartment building’s retail space and is conveniently less than a block away from Bellevue Park. Upon entering, you are immediately greeted with a friendly hello from a barista and by the giant copper 3C logo painted on…

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Sweet Mickey's candy shop in Seattle

Walking inside Sweet Mickey’s retro-styled candy store on Ballard Avenue, I was expecting to learn more about the eternal appeal of crafted sugar in all its forms and flavors. I’ve toured jelly bean factories and chocolate production lines, but Sweet Mickey’s is a next-level candy destination. As we begin this year’s season of sugarplums, candy…

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poetry used books

What are you up to this weekend? If you are fortunate enough to be reading this while looking at a forecast of sunny skies and warm weather then I presume your answer will involve warm weather activities. In fact, I’d imagine that given the chance you might insist it will only be warm weather activities for warm weather…

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4 Best Hot Chocolate Spots In Seattle

With the weather getting colder outside, there’s never been a better time to get a warm cup of hot chocolate. This is especially true if you love the outdoors, as you get to reward all your activity with a tasty mug of chocolate. I’ve been in Seattle for over 25 years, so here are my…

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