Tag Archives: Washington State

Inside A Washington State Prison

Last week, Don and I were privileged to be invited to a dramatic performance called “To Destinations Unknown: Takin’ a Left Turn at Reality,”at MSU, the Minimum Security Unit of the Mens Correctional Complex at Monroe. The program,  a collection of … Continue reading

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The Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum and other hidden treasures in Tacoma

Great planning from the Tacoma-born member of our hiking group! She made three trips to Tacoma to iron out details of the trip, arrange for tours, etc.,  a fabulous effort and a good example to us all. We started at the … Continue reading

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Hiking Close to Home–U Village and Laurelhurst

The day before Thanksgiving. I was trying to think of a walk for my walking group that would be in-town, easy to follow, and as short or long as we each chose to make it, with several options for returning … Continue reading

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Glacial Erratics in Our Neighborhoods

Millions and thousands of years ago, a number of geologic events–volcanic eruptions and glaciers and floods–created the lands of Washington State as we know them today. We’re told that Puget Sound was carved out by glaciers millions of years ago, … Continue reading

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What’s Your Favorite Dessert? A Meditation on Bread Pudding

I don’t have a favorite dessert, but my husband loooves Bread Pudding. Whenever we go to a new restaurant, before he orders anything else, he asks if they have bread pudding, and if they do, he orders it immediately, to be … Continue reading

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A Visit to a Sewage Treatment Plant

OK, I guess it’s not high on the list of very many people, and I admit I’ve never really thought a lot about what happens after I flush or run the garbage disposal, or  when the washing machine empties itself, … Continue reading

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The Elwha Dams and the Snoqualmie Tunnel: Checking Off My List

I don’t like to call it a “bucket list”–I don’t want to think about “kicking the bucket.” My list, which grows almost faster than I can check off accomplishments, is just a list of things to do, places to go, … Continue reading

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Reserve Your Summer Campsite NOW

Many states begin to reserve campsites in state parks nine months in advance. It’s not too soon to reserve next summer’s campsites. Continue reading

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