28
May
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Cle Elum pitches in

To head east out of Seattle you have to cross the Cascade Mountain Range. It’s worth the long uphill climb though because within the space of a few minutes you emerge from dense, wet grey into sunshine, and things start to look pretty bright. Just about the time you’re getting hungry you’re at Cle Elum—the […]

28
May
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Posted in Practicalities

The long, long hunt for Wi-Fi

We in the urban world have come to expect abundant, ubiquitous Wi-Fi. But when you leave the comfort of your home hub it becomes harder to find. Turns out even some of the more posh campgrounds, even those close to civilization, don’t all assume guests expect Wi-Fi. It’s our first morning waking up in the […]

26
May
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Running away from home

And now, on to the next phase of our life together. Finally. After what seems like years getting ready for this – actually, it has been years – we’ve run away from home today. It goes without saying that we’ll miss being with our friends and family, and we’d love to stay in close touch with […]

Rooting for sea stars

I’m not a northwest native – just a transplant. But I love Washington’s beaches, most especially the beach along Birch Bay in the top left corner of the country, just a few miles from the Canadian border. When my family discovered this faded beach town about 15 years ago on an accidental vacation, we immediately […]

12
May
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Posted in Counting down

Reality intrudes

I confess I didn’t think it through when I thought we’d have a giant push to move years and years of stuff out of the house – then, while waiting for the closing ceremonies, we could relax and make a few fixes around the cabin to prep it for rental; then as soon as we signed we’d be […]