Kids' stuff

Sept. 8, 2012

Today Seattle Center, Tomorrow Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival


Not only is there a huge Celebration of the Next 50 down at Seattle Center today, the Lighthouse Festival in Mukilteo through tomorrow, but the salmon are returning so we have to make it down to Ballard Locks and watch them climbing the water ladders, looks like that will ...

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Sept. 3, 2012

America's Car Museum by LeMay - New Major Greater Seattle Tourist Attraction

Tacoma Car Museum

Tacoma Car Museum

LeMay America's Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington

I am not at all a car enthusiast.  I drive my cars until they fall apart around me.  I could only get my wife to accompany me with the promise of good food and shopping at Tacoma's Koreatown ...

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Aug. 27, 2012

The Little Free Library Movement

Little Free Library

The first Little Free Library has come to Bellevue (see map).  If you hurry, you can grab the copy of Sense and Sensibility I left there.  The Little Free Library movement seeks to:

  • Promote literacy and the love of reading
  • Build a sense of community
  • Build more ...
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May 23, 2012

Lower Post Alley of Pike Place Market

Gum Wall of Pike Place Market 

It was a few years after I came to Seattle that I first became aware of the gum wall!  Probably because I was busy moving, getting the kids' school and my work life organized, and trying to beat out my GPS for the fastest routes around town, getting ...

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May 9, 2012

Seattle Tilth Demonstration Garden Album

Entering Seattle Tilth 

There is an oasis in the middle of Wallingford.  For over 100 years The Good Shepard Center has been there, and the Seattle Tilth Demonstration Garden is now a part of the grounds.

Volunteers and staff provide classes, summer camps, and demonstrate sustainable gardening practices that enlighten and ...

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May 2, 2012

May 2012 in Seattle

May in Seattle 

Flurry of protest on May 1st!  Four new and intriguing restaurants opening in Seattle this month!  Debut of warthogs (animals, not a band) at the Woodland Park Zoo!  Opening Day of the Boating Season!  17th of May Festival and Parade in Ballard!  Rhododendron Festival ...

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April 26, 2012

A Pocketfull of Kids Activities for Bellevue and the Eastside


If you are thinking about moving to Bellevue, Kirkland, Woodinville, Issaquah, Sammamish, or another of the highly rated Eastside communities, this pocketful of Kids Activities is offered in a spirit of showing, not telling, you what's fun and available in an area that I personally believe to be ...

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April 21, 2012

Opening Day of The Next Fifty at the Space Needle

Space Needle 

We are heading down to the Space Needle where tickets to the observation platform are only $1 (usually $19) as long as they last, in honor of the Opening Day Celebrationof The Next 50 festival.  The Next 50 is a city wide (dare we believe nation wide?) celebration ...

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April 4, 2012

Bellevue Has Museums and More!

Something that never fails to amaze me is the sheer amount of fantastic museums and other intriguing venues available here for both adults and children. Just seeing all the museums, parks, play areas, and other exciting exhibits in this city (if we went to one every weekend) would take us ...
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April 1, 2012

April Is Happening in Seattle!

April in Seattle 

With a wide varitey of blooms and happenings, Seattle is buzzing with spring energy, albeit the rain is still with us about half the time and will continue so until May.  Never fear, some of the great events that are taking place are indoors and can be enjoyed ...

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