Category: Travel Tales

Olympic Peninsula: Fir Haven Retreat

When planning our wedding and honeymoon we split the work. Keltin took the honeymoon and I planned the wedding. We would get things okayed by the other before making a final decision but all the research was done by one or the other. Keltin found this adorable Airbnb. We wanted something that allowed us to

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Olympic Peninsula: Washington Brewed

Back in 2017 while traveling in Alaska I found a beer that was so good it has haunted my memory of good beer since then. I found it when I first started drinking craft beer and I’ve been looking for it since then but unfortunately the beer is not sold in Texas. It is called

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Olympic Peninsula: Port Angeles

After Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, a brief visit to Olympia and a long drive up winding roads we finally made it to Port Angeles. We had done some research and knew where we wanted to eat but during a pandemic with restaurant limiting seating it is difficult to get a table. Word of

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Paperback Perils: Turn Around Time

Title: Turn Around TimeAuthor: David GutersonPublication Date: 2019Publishing House: Mountaineers Books If you follow my site you know that I love to read. Stories enchant me. When visiting the Pacific Northwest Keltin and I found our way into a book store. I wanted to find a book that was tied to the region in some

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Olympic Peninsula: Olympia

After leaving Seattle we still had some time to kill before we could check-in to our Airbnb and we decided to take quite a detour and drive down to Olympia to see the capital. The drive was beautiful. In Texas the trees do change color but we don’t get nearly as many colors: reds in

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Olympic Peninsula: Gum Wall and the Space Needle

A couple months before our honeymoon we came across a list of over hyped attractions in each state and the one for Washington was the Gum Wall located at Pike Place Market, so of course we had to go see it. Here is the thing, this is not just a Gum Wall, no this is

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Olympic Peninsula: Pike Place Market, Seattle

We landed in Seattle around breakfast time, Keltin and I were both starving. We decided to head straight from the airport to Pike Place Market. I love farmer’s markets and this one is by far my favorite so far. There were so many beautiful flowers and I was so distracted by them that I didn’t

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Olympic Peninsula: Introduction

For our Honeymoon Keltin and I visited the Olympic Peninsula and spent most of our time in Olympic National Park. This trip was a whirl wind and we saw everything from mountains and rainforests to the Pacific Ocean. On this trip we didn’t visit many restaurants and no breweries or wineries. What we did was

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Fall Colors at LBJ National Grasslands

The LBJ National Grasslands near Decatur, TX have miles of trails and many people visit to ride their horse along these trails. We visit to hike and maybe tent camp one day. Last time we visited there were still some wild flowers but the fall foliage was making itself seen and it is too beautiful

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Gear Review: Bear’s Gear

Hiking in Texas can be hot even in the spring and fall. I always carry water for both Bear and I but as we hike longer trails I worry about not having enough. So in the interest of everyone having enough water, we bought Bear a pack. He has shoes too, right now he is

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