Author: Laci

Mount Rainier: Ohanapecosh

After a six mile hike over Rampart Ridge and a picnic I was exhausted but not ready to go back to the cabin. So as Keltin drove from one side of the park to the other I napped in the car. The napped saved me and made sure that I had plenty of energy for

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Ashford and Elbe Restaurants

I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of restaurants that were available in the area outside of Mount Rainier National Park. These are the ones we visited in the order we visited them. When you visit be aware that the prices do reflect the cost of getting ingredients to the semi-remote area. Ashford – Copper

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Mount Rainier: Longmire

One of the entrances to Mount Rainier National Park was walking distance from our cabin. When visiting any national park I highly suggest getting a National Parks pass so that your entry is already paid for and entering is quick. Our first stop was the Longmire visitor center to speak to the park rangers about

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Amarillo for July 4th

We spent the forth of July visiting some friends in Amarillo. This trip was way too short and we didn’t get to see everyone we would have liked to. Both Keltin and I went to college in the Texas Panhandle and the region holds a special place in our hearts. Saturday We started out enjoying

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Dallas Wine, Bites, and City Lights Tour

Recently Keltin and I had a wonderful date night on a Dallas by Chocolate tour. This is actually our second tour with this company, the first being before I started McGee Travel Tales. These tours are a ton of fun and a great way to sample new places in Dallas, without having to worry about

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Seattle: Off the Rez Cafe

After having booked this Mount Rainier trip I got an email from one of the various travel sites I’m on an email lists for regarding Native American restaurants. Going through the list I saw that most were in places that I wouldn’t be able to visit (I deleted the email and can’t remember the site

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Pacific Northwest: Early Summer

Keltin and I first flew into Seattle in October for our honeymoon at Olympic National Park. We decided to go back in early summer to visit Mount Rainier National Park. If you have not been to Washington state and you love getting out in nature to do some hiking, I highly suggest going. Not only

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Must Have Kitchen Gadget: Butter Bell

I don’t normally talk about kitchen gadgets or cooking tools mainly because I don’t spend money on anything too niffy. This is one of the few exceptions. Butter bells are an old tool, from my understanding, they were a French invention designed to keep butter fresh without refrigeration. They also keep butter at just the

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