Silver Creek Nature Preserve

While looking for things to do on our drive to Ketchum, Idaho, for a recent camping trip I stumbled upon the Silver Creek Nature Preserve. The 1,300-acre preserve was created in the 1970s at the behest of Jack Hemingway, Ernest’s son. At the time, Jack was the commissioner for the Idaho Fish and Game Commission…

Visiting the Blueberry park

I recently took a quick trip to visit Charlotte’s Blueberry Park in Tacoma. I’d never been before, but thought it would make a great activity for me and my “little sister.” Luckily, for those of you in the area, the blueberries weren’t quite ripe enough so there’s still time to get some! The Blueberry Park is…

Battle of Fort Davidson Historical Site

When it comes to the Civil War, the Pacific Northwest isn’t exactly dripping in history. So when I was in Missouri recently I didn’t want to pass up the chance to visit a battle site. I have visited a few battle sites along the Eastern Seaboard and those tend to consist of a big field…

Missouri’s Elephant Rocks State Park

It wouldn’t be a vacation for me without some sort of hike. So when I found myself in St. Louis recently visiting my good friend, Chris, his girlfriend, Jenna, wanted to take us to this strange rock formation located in southeast Missouri. While winding your way through dense forests of deciduous trees you start to…

Exploring Titlow’s tide pools

One of my favorite classes in junior high might surprise folks if they know me well. I would never say that science was a strong point, as I was happy to just get a passing grade in those classes. But in junior high I voluntarily took marine biology twice as an elective. For a brief…

Tacoma’s War Memorial Park

While on a recent hunt to find new and fantastic ways to take photos of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and the Olympic Mountains in the distance, I stumbled upon War Memorial Park in Tacoma. I’d often seen the narrow park and its two flag poles as a slice of it borders Jackson Street, which is…