US National Parks, West Coast US

The Remnants of Winter – Olympic National Park, Washington (part I)

Summer of 2008 was different. It was the start of something new, something better, something wonderful. Following my parents’ split, my mom, sister, and I were now facing a challenge: planning and executing our annual summer vacation with just the three of us. It's been seven years now, and despite all the great places I'd… Continue reading The Remnants of Winter – Olympic National Park, Washington (part I)

West Coast US

“Long beach far from a narrow entrance”

Otherwise know as Chuckanut, the Native American word for the area that spans the coast just south of Bellingham, WA. Though the word ‘Chuckanut’ makes me think of a mischievous squirrel, I suppose it’s much less of a mouthful than the English translation. Chuckanut Drive is also another name for the 21-mile (34 km) long Washington State Highway… Continue reading “Long beach far from a narrow entrance”

Travels, West Coast US

Come What May – Bellingham, Washington

I always brag that I grew up in the most beautiful place. And I did. But Bellingham, located in Whatcom County in the northwestern corner of Washington, is a close second. I'm fortunate to have spent the better part of 4 years there, and it's a place I'd gladly go back to. Do you ever… Continue reading Come What May – Bellingham, Washington