Category Archives: touring town

My own art walk

Cooler fall weather brings out the walker in me, not the exercise walker so much as the get-to-my-appointments-and-errands-walker. In the past few weeks I discovered that things changed over the summer while I was cocooned in my air-conditioned car. On … Continue reading

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Lost in my own back yard

A month ago, a friend of mine who is an experienced traveler, sounded disappointed when I told her my husband and I had turned to a travel agent to help us plan a trip to Europe.  Recently, however, she changed … Continue reading

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Garden of translucent delights

I used to think retirement meant living a life of spontaneity.  In fact, that life we used to live, which consisted of dropping in on friends any day of the week and being invited to stay for dinner, driving to … Continue reading

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Fear of photographing

To carry a camera or not to carry a camera?  That is the question I asked myself this morning before deciding yes, I would chance it, even though our plans were to tour a Navy guided missile cruiser and I … Continue reading

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A summer date at the zoo

orangutan: like me most days, trying to hide his hair Today was a Bad Hair Day at the Woodland Park Zoo. I know this because I visited the zoo this morning to see the new exhibit of warthogs and warty … Continue reading

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Getting lost as a tour guide, while seeing your hometown through others’ eyes

Familiar sights often look better to us when we take out-of-town guests to see them.  The enthusiasm of others makes us appreciate our hometowns more.  This happened to me today, when my co-teacher and I invited our adult Talk Time … Continue reading

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Tulalip tribes Cultural Center is welcome newcomer to area

What a joy to discover a great new museum in my backyard!  The Tulalip Tribes Hibulb Cultural Center opened in August.  A friend got an early peek when invited to tour with a party of blogger journalists.  She reported that it was … Continue reading

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Read it, then eat it

By now all the entries in today’s Seattle Edible Book Festival will have been judged and eaten.  Change that to most of the entries, since not all looked tasty enough for folks to consider putting them in their mouths; nonetheless, together they formed … Continue reading

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“Gardens of earthly delights”

Imagine waking up to snow high enough to cover your day lilies (which decided to start sprouting leaves in late January), and a few hours later walking past flower beds filled with fragrant hyacinth, honeysuckle and daphne odora.  The contrast between indoors and … Continue reading

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Rainy day distractions

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