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Woodland Park Zoo: Valentine’s Day Celebration

Woodland Park Zoo gave the animals special treats today to celebrate Valentine’s Day, so Nick and I went to take pictures. The lions were our first stop. Adia (mom) and Xerxes (dad) had three male lion cubs at the end of October and it was our first time seeing the baby lions. Xerxes hurt his paw earlier … Continue reading »

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Woodland Park Zoo

As a Christmas present for ourselves, Nick and I got annual memberships to Woodland Park Zoo. It’s only 5 miles from home and, if nothing else, it’s a good excuse to go for a walk and practice photography. Nick and I went to the zoo over the weekend. It was kind of a gloomy day (not … Continue reading »

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Wallace Falls

Two weeks ago, while Nick’s mom was visiting us, we drove up to the tiny town of Gold Bar and hiked Wallace Falls. Wallace Falls features a 265-foot waterfall along with several smaller falls. Wallace Falls Statistics: Roundtrip: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1300 ft Highest Point: 1570 ft One really neat thing about Wallace Falls is that you … Continue reading »

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SalmonFest Seattle

Lake City (our Seattle neighborhood) celebrated the 74th anniversary of its SalmonFest festival last weekend. SalmonFest has salmon bakes, a vintage car show, a street fair, a parade, etc. This was our first year going to the festival (last year, we were out of town… not sure about the year before). We had spent the afternoon with … Continue reading »

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End of July Update

Here’s what we’ve been up to over the last week: Woodland Park Zoo My Aunt Brooke took her kids to Woodland Park Zoo on Tuesday and since I’m only 5 miles from the zoo, she asked if I wanted to join them. Yes, of course! 🙂 I brought my camera with and the three pictures above were … Continue reading »

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Emerald Downs Horse Racing

Last Sunday was Father’s Day and to celebrate, we took Dad out to Emerald Downs, the local horse racing track. We couldn’t believe how busy it was! None of us had ever seen such a crowd there. We even had to give up on getting garlic fries because of how massive the line was. Nick … Continue reading »

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Chihuly Garden and Glass & Woodland Park Zoo

Chihuly Garden and Glass On Mother’s Day, a friend of Mom’s from Sweden was visiting, so we (Mom, Amanda, Nick, and I) showed her around downtown Seattle. Nick and I took the bus down and got there a little early, so we could pick up a few things at Pike Place Market. We met up … Continue reading »

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Opening Day of Boating Season

Yesterday was the Opening Day of the boating season in Seattle and Uncle Peter invited us to join him on his boat for the festivities (thanks, Uncle Peter!). The weather wasn’t supposed to be that great (partly cloudy and temps in the low-50’s – compared to nearly 70 today!), but it was actually pretty nice, … Continue reading »

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Mount Baker Ridge Viewpoint Photo

Incredible sunset photo of Seattle by Darrell Benedict. It’s taken from the Mount Baker Ridge Viewpoint, so I guess Nick and I will have to take our camera there sometime. 😉

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Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

It’s April, which means it’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival month! About an hour north of Seattle, there are acres upon acres of tulips, daffodils, and other flowers that bring in hundreds of thousands of visitors from all over the world. Nick and I had already been planning to go when Mom suggested that we go together … Continue reading »

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