A Seattle tradition since 1889, Norwegians (me among them) descend on Ballard to celebrate “Syttende Mai” – May 17th’s Norwegian Constitution Day.
Is this not the prettiest walk to work in the United States? It’s along Seattle’s ever-changing magical waterfront and historic Pike Place Market. Lucky are those who commute to work across Puget Sound waters; it certainly beats sitting in Seattle traffic!
I love Mount Rainier. I long ago lost count of the times I hiked, camped, snowshoed, or just spur-of-the moment drove 210 miles in a long day to hang out on the mountain.
Gas Works was the first park I visited when I moved to Seattle, resting my bike as I watched boats float by on Opening Day, that boating season beginning when Seattle springs to life.
Check out the new digs for Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), now on Lake Union and starring….
We Seattleites obsessively recycle – almost everything, it seems. So why not gum? At Seattle’s Gum Wall in Post Alley next to Pike Place Market, I’ve never heard “Don’t touch!” yelled so much, like a looping soundtrack as parents pull their curious kids away from the 50-foot tall Gum Wall…
There are other things to do here besides riding horses, but that’s the main reason people visit Bridle Trails State Park.
I grew up in Montana, but don’t own a horse and don’t ride that often.
Biggest complaint about the Burke-Gilman Trail? It’s way too popular. I swear nearly everyone in Seattle has biked this scenic 20+-mile strip from Ballard to Bothell, admiring waterfront homes and Lake Washington views along the way.
The Washington Park Arboretum is affectionately called the “zoo for trees.” Here is my urban oasis where I daydream, wander, and add to my journal one more reason why I love Seattle. In this wild kingdom of seemingly nonstop blossoming rhododendrons, Japanese maples and magnolias, more than 5,500 different kinds of plants and trees thrive. …