While our first two days in Vancouver were busy and took us out of downtown Vancouver, the remaining two days were more relaxed. We stayed close to downtown and enjoyed more of the urban attractions of this vibrant city. Granville Island: Granville Island was in a bit of a contrast to the green and picturesque Vancouver we had seen so far. It reminded me of … Continue reading Visiting Vancouver with Kid(s) – Part 2
A downpour that suddenly started at around 10 am and stopped equally abruptly at 2 pm – the capricious rain gods are who I need to thank, for being able to find parking at the popular Little Si trailhead. As soon as the rain stopped, I drove out to the trailhead, only to find it not crowded at all. I did not even cross a … Continue reading Little Si hike – a “little” hike with big views
We have a lovely forested trail with a waterfall, close to home. It the summer the Coal Creek Falls reduce to a trickle, but in the wet winter, the waterfall and the trail leading up to it are a lovely sight. I visited the waterfalls yesterday. Coal Creek Falls are a popular urban trail with ferns, moss and the soothing sounds of flowing water. It … Continue reading Coal Creek Falls
Dirty Harry’s Balcony hike, which turned out to be a Game of Clouds! Continue reading Dirty Harry’s Balcony hike – A Game of Clouds!
If you are looking for a vibrant city with abundant natural beauty for the perfect family vacation, look no further than Vancouver, Canada! Here is an account of the first two days of our short getaway to Vancouver. Continue reading Visiting Vancouver, Canada with kid(s) – Part 1
Which Way Photo Challenge 11/20/2020 – For my first entry to this photo challenge, I just had to pay homage to US Highway 20, and the rugged beauty that surrounds it. Continue reading Which Way Photo Challenge – 11/20/2020
Here is an account of our trip to the Olympic National Park (part 2). Beaches, ocean, lakes, rainforest – The great bio-diversity of the Olympic Peninsula made this a memorable 2 days! Continue reading We made it to Olympic National Park (Part 2).
With the days considerably cooler and falls colors popping up everywhere, there is no denying we are in Autumn! And no better time than now to reminisce about our summer travels, which were very local and subdued due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But the good thing is, we added a fifth National Park in our list of US National Parks visited! With only 3 days … Continue reading We made it to Olympic National Park (Part 1) !
Waterfalls, wildflowers, pretty wood bridges, and an emerald lake – the Lake Annette hike has something for everyone! At more than 7.5 miles round trip with steady climbing, I would not classify this hike as easy. But if you have enough time in your hands to be able to take a lot of breaks to rest the legs, this hike is totally do-able by beginner … Continue reading Lake Annette hike near Seattle
A very real waterfall close to Seattle?! Yes, please! If you look for the standard “Things to Do” in Seattle, you will come across Snoqualmie Falls. A mere 45 minutes from Seattle, these 268 ft. falls are the real deal! We have already been to the Falls twice, once in January and then again in March and on both occasions the waterfall was dense with a lot of spray, … Continue reading Visit Snoqualmie Falls!