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The Wonder of Cats: Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington

The Wonder of Cats: Wild Felid Advocacy Center of Washington

July 31, 2017 No Comments Cats are amazing creatures: Intelligent, beautiful, strong and graceful. They have been celebrated in poetry and fiction, depicted in paintings and sculptures, and immortalized in myths and legends. The ancient Egyptians even had a cat goddess called Bastet who was the patron of Lower Egypt. The beauty and power of cats have inspired a sense ...

 

Skamania Lodge – A Wooded Sanctuary in Washington State

Skamania Lodge – A Wooded Sanctuary in Washington State

December 19, 2016 No Comments Nestled in a glade near the Columbia River Gorge in the beautiful state of Washington, Skamania Lodge makes for a lovely escape to the Pacific Northwest. While the Lodge itself is charming and handsomely appointed with luxurious guestrooms, spa, indoor pool, delicious dining and more, the lush wooded grounds are what captivated me most.   ...

 

Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

Top 10 Zoos on the West Coast USA

September 20, 2011 No Comments Particularly fascinating to children, zoos are a wonderful place for people of all ages to learn about the animal world and our role in its preservation while having fun. Listed alphabetically, the following 10 zoos were selected from the west coast region of the USA and include Washington State, Oregon and California, as well as ...

 

River Walking in Portland, Oregon

River Walking in Portland, Oregon

July 25, 2011 No Comments Sometimes the simple pleasures are the ones you remember longest, as a family. Sometimes you only need a place to walk along together for awhile in order to savor the beauty of the environment around you and the moment in time when you are together. The climate in Portland, Oregon can be rainy, but even ...

 

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10 Top Nature Retreats for Families in the USA

10 Top Nature Retreats for Families in the USA

June 27, 2011 No Comments Mountains, rivers and lakes have beckoned with their rustic appeal for ages. Sparkling bodies of water, towering trees, and breathtaking vistas renew the human spirit through the splendor of nature. The following getaways (listed alphabetically) are idyllic retreats where families can reconnect and discover the natural world together. Alderbrook Resort and Spa – Union, Washington ...

 

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

Top 10 Family Resorts on the West Coast

May 16, 2011 No Comments  Below is our top ten list of family vacation resorts on the West Coast of the United States.  Listed alphabetically, any one of these wonderful family vacation spots will appeal to even the most discriminating travelers.  California, Arizona, Oregon and Washington state are included in this list.  Everything from the resort’s accommodations and family features, restaurant options, on and off site recreational activities, child ...

 

Forks, Washington – more than Twilight

Forks, Washington – more than Twilight

October 19, 2010 No Comments Long before there was Twilight to make sleepy little Forks, Washington famous, this small town served as a jumping off spot to some beautiful wilderness areas in upper Washington State. We didn’t find any vampires in sight, but our kids loved the Hall of Mosses in the temperate rain forest just south of Forks, the ...

 

Port Townsend Washington – Victorian Era Fun

Port Townsend Washington – Victorian Era Fun

October 7, 2010 No Comments Port Townsend Washington is a delightful small town a short ferry ride from Seattle. Surrounded by lavender farms and produce-rich fields, and close to one entrance of Cascades National Park, this historic waterfront community is a charming place to spend a weekend with the kids.  The ferry ride itself is a lot of fun, leaving just ...

 

Seattle When the Sun Shines

Seattle When the Sun Shines

October 6, 2010 No Comments We actually did have some sunshine our first day in Seattle, sparkling blue skies and fresh air – it was just interspersed with bouts of rain and mirrored with often lake-like puddles. But our second day was completely dry, and we took advantage of the fine weather, spending most of the day outdoors.Our first stop ...

 

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Seattle Washington – It’s Only Rock n Roll in the Rain

Seattle Washington – It’s Only Rock n Roll in the Rain

October 5, 2010 No Comments Our kids came to Seattle for the rock and roll museum – or as it’s otherwise known, the Experience Music Project – and stayed for the rain. That’s right, they liked the rain. They liked huddling under a shared umbrella picked up cheap at Pike Place Market and splashing in puddles in new rubber boots picked ...

 

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