Ferris Wheel

The new Ferris Wheel in Seattle is beautiful! It was our favorite thing to spot in the city, day or night. Not only did it bridge the gap perfectly between urban and nature, but it held its appeal as a new and memorable thing to do while we were in Seattle. But there was a…

Soccer with Stu

We count ourselves very lucky to be a part of a large community of homeschool families. We are finding it an easy and quick way to make initial connections and friendships in a new city. Homeschool families tend to have a bit more flexibility around time, and so there are more opportunities to get together….

Vancouver

If you’ve known me for any amount of time, it’s no secret that one day I’d like to live in Vancouver and New Zealand. Funny thing is, though, that I’ve never been to either place. I just have this romantic idea of what it’d be like to live there, based on photos and traveler’s experiences….

Building Trails

The Washington Trails Association website offers a wealth of information for hikers. We have used their site as a resource multiple times during our stay in Seattle. This week, we were able to join a homeschool group as they partnered with the WTA Youth Programs to work on building out a trail in Issaquah. We…

Seattle Bucket List

Sometimes I use my Google Tasks to log any new places I’d like to visit in an area. It makes it easy to jot down ideas when new friends share. Seattle had so many places we wanted to visit, I remember being a bit “stressed out” in the beginning, knowing that we couldn’t do it…

Center for Wooden Boats

The Center for Wooden Boats is a quaint place on Lake Union in Seattle. You can just walk around their docks seeing a variety of old, refurbished, and new wooden boats. You can visit their gift shop and have any questions answered. You can peek through the windows of their workshop and see people actually…

Normal Days

Sometimes it can seem like our life is one big vacation. But most days for us are pretty normal. We work, we read, we do school work, we eat, we do laundry, we drink wine (well, Don and I do!). But as much as we can, we find new places to explore. I think because…

Climbing, Pike’s Place and Detaching

We woke up and worked through our school work and business stuff then had to jet out the door. We had a climbing session with an instructor at Vertical World scheduled for the kids in celebration of Isaac’s 10th birthday. It was such a cool place. We have been to several rock climbing gyms, but this…