Killer whale watching in the San Juan Islands

One of the biggest items I’d wanted to tick off my bucket list when I came to Seattle for the week was seeing killer whales in the wild. My aunt found a wonderful family owned operation known as Puget Sound Express that leaves out of Port Townsend twice daily on a 4 hour tour of the San Juan Islands, a famous place for searching out both resident and transient killer Continue reading Killer whale watching in the San Juan Islands

A day in Seattle – Markets, ice cream, and Pho

Seattle is definitely one of those cities that has a lot of checks in the ‘plus’ column – on the ocean, surrounded by beautiful mountains, seasons, an outdoor mentality, and an abundance of wildlife nearby. After a scenic and peaceful ferry ride from Bainbridge Island my cousin, who lives and goes to school in Seattle, was my guide around the city for the day. We started in probably one of the most Continue reading A day in Seattle – Markets, ice cream, and Pho

Mount St. Helens – It’s only a matter of time…

As most of you already know the first stop on my journey is Washington State, or more specifically, Seattle and Bainbridge Island to visit with family. I’m here for a week and with quite a few things on the to-do list we got started with the fun right away. My aunt and cousin pick me up from the airport and we immediately set off for Mount St. Helens about 3 hours Continue reading Mount St. Helens – It’s only a matter of time…