Hard-Boiling and Dying “Tulip Town-Inspired” Easter Eggs

Tulip Town welcomes visitors with whirling, windmill arms to its candy-colored fields. When I saw the gardens and festive activities in a brochure, I ran to get Nate. “We’re going! We have to go—we need to see this!” I said. “Say no more,” he answered. Nate, Alex, and I hopped in the car, singing (to… Continue reading Hard-Boiling and Dying “Tulip Town-Inspired” Easter Eggs

How to Spot Gray Whales “Going Wild” On Their Spring Break Near Whidbey Island

Over the gentle waves of the Puget Sound, April showers bring . . . . gray whales! And: vessels of whale-watching enthusiasts ready to scramble over the side of a boat—even pushing their own children aside—just to snap a photo of one of the most homely creatures I’ve been blessed to see. On a rare,… Continue reading How to Spot Gray Whales “Going Wild” On Their Spring Break Near Whidbey Island

Friday Harbor Island: Making the Most of a Family One-Day Get-A-Way

Orcas—recently released from Sea World and ready to frolic—didn’t exactly await our arrival to the San Juan Islands. However, Nate, Alex, and I were not disappointed. Friday Harbor Island—even for just one day in the off-season—is packed with plenty of things to see and do. From Anacortes, Friday Harbor is the third ferry stop—just two… Continue reading Friday Harbor Island: Making the Most of a Family One-Day Get-A-Way