Big Four Ice Caves

Trail to Big Four Ice Caves

It’s January, so it’s time to renew my hiking exploits.  A couple of weeks ago some friends and I decided to head to Big Four Ice Caves off the Mountain Loop Highway in Western Washington. In my usual way, I Continue reading Big Four Ice Caves

Something New: Fileting Halibut

Bald Eagle Eating

When I visited Alaska in July, I insisted on learning how to filet halibut.  How could an Alaska Girl not have already learned this?  Sure I’ve always helped, but I haven’t completely fileted a halibut myself. Lucky for me Captain Continue reading Something New: Fileting Halibut

Halibut Fishing in Deep Creek, Alaska

Nanette and I

I’m a lucky girl. My parents live in Ninilchik, Alaska which resides on the famous Kenai Peninsula. Being a major sports fishing area, I get to go fishing every time I visit. And, even during the years I can’t visit Continue reading Halibut Fishing in Deep Creek, Alaska

Something New: Building a Wall

Disclaimer:  This post has nothing to do with Travel or Photography, but it has everything to do with ADVENTURE.  To me “adventure” is a very personal description.  Anything that challenges is an adventure.  I often find adventure in every day Continue reading Something New: Building a Wall

Something New: Acrylic Painting

Finished Product

I’m not a painter.  I think I’ve proved that a couple times, first when I tried encaustic painting and then when I tried aboriginal painting.  But, I’m not giving up.  I’ve seen plenty of Groupons and Living Social deals for Continue reading Something New: Acrylic Painting

Something New: Snowshoeing

Snowshoe Selfie

I’m extremely focused on trying new things this year, so I think it’s about time I start sharing some of the things I’ve already tried.  None of the “new adventures” are likely to top Skydiving in January, but they are Continue reading Something New: Snowshoeing

Narita Airport in Tokyo

Tokyo Sunrise

I complained A LOT about the Los Angeles International Airport on Facebook.  I couldn’t check in until three hours before my flight and there was nearly nothing to do until I passed through security (I think this is partly due Continue reading Narita Airport in Tokyo

Everett Waterfront

I’m enjoying finding my creative side with SnapSeed on my iPad. This photo was taken on the Everett Waterfront. I wanted to try out some drama/vintage editing tools. I like the fun effects.

Mother Nature’s Mirrors

Heather Lake

Today’s #FriFotos them on Twitter is MIRRORS.  I immediately thought about a hike I did to Heather Lake this summer.  The water was perfect…not a ripple in sight.  It was the most beautiful lake I hiked to all summer.  It Continue reading Mother Nature’s Mirrors

Cold front Moving In

Frosty Pine

We have a cold front moving into Western Washington this weekend.  It’s funny how my definition of a cold front has changed.  When I lived in Alaska, it would be temperatures below freezing or even negative temps.  Here, the highs Continue reading Cold front Moving In