Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve

What do you do when you visit Anaheim, Calif., but aren’t going to Disneyland? Well, besides joining 35,000 other Yankees fans to watch your favorite nine wreck the Angels, I’d suggest visiting the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. At the recommendation of a message board I frequent, my parents – Randy and Robbie – Veronica and…

Tacoma’s Wapato Park

Follow enough locals on Instagram and you are bound to see photos of Wapato Park. Some are of the Wapato Lake, some are of the historic pergola and some are of the long, narrow bridge running through a marsh. Needless to say, Wapato Park had been on my Tacoma bucket list for awhile, but between…

Tacoma’s Puget Creek Natural Area

Veronica and I found ourselves not traveling for once on a recent weekend so we decided to find a park to visit in town. The Puget Creek Natural Area is a gulch in North Tacoma, running from near Proctor Street to the waterfront and Ruston Way. There is a playground near the separate Puget Park…

The Museum of Flight

Whether you are an avid airman (or woman), love history, are interested in the world’s space programs or just like to look at old airplanes, the Museum of Flight in Seattle has something for you. Veronica and I swung by recently thinking we would check out some old aircraft, walk around a bit and then…

Visiting Seattle’s neighborhoods, Green Lake edition

Typically when Veronica and I head to Seattle these days we always go downtown. We use Priceline, get a fancy hotel, spend too much money on parking and wander around that small portion of the city. Recently we went to a birthday party in the Wedgewood neighborhood, which is north Seattle near Lake City. Rather…

Two hours to kill in West Seattle

I recently won my company’s tickets to a Mariners game and rather than just roll up to Seattle in time for the game, Veronica and I decided we should use a trip to the city as an excuse to do some exploring. So, we headed to West Seattle for a few hours recently and present…