Blog Posts - Pacific Northwest



Finding peace on Lake Crescent

I woke up to a little creature stepping with needle-like precision all over my body. Chester, our once tiny kitten,...
by Up Up and a Bear on Jul 28, 2016

Seattle and Home

We will be traveling all day today, so I thought that I would use the time to post one final time from this exquisite jaunt. Since we have been up since 3:00am in order to catch an early morning flight out of Seattle and a connection out of San Franc...
by dawnponders on Jun 18, 2016

Some Random Thoughts

We have been at sea since yesterday, so I thought that I'd use the time to reflect on some scattered thoughts about this wondrous trip so far. These are presented in no particular order, and if they seem somewhat incoherent it is because I am heavily...
by dawnponders on Jun 14, 2016

Today in Skagway

If today was just another day from this magnificent vacation north, I might have written about our Jeep trip and off-roading adventure from Skagway, through White Pass, back over the Canadian border, and on up to Carcross Yukon following in the foots...
by dawnponders on Jun 12, 2016

Our Disappearing Glaciers

The Talmud tells the story of The scholar Choni. As Choni is walking one day, he comes across an old man planting a carob tree."How long will it be until the tree bears fruit?" asks Choni."Seventy years or more," answers the old man."Are you so...
by dawnponders on Jun 11, 2016

The Eagle Has Landed

"I am the eagle, I live in high country. In rocky cathedrals, that reach to the sky. I am the hawk and there's blood on my feathers, but time is still turning they soon will be dry. And all those who see me and all who believe in me, share in the fre...
by dawnponders on Jun 10, 2016

On the Waters to Alaska

We have been on several cruises but never one that has seen the water as clear and smooth as glass as this one has been so far. I almost hesitated writing that sentence for fear that the motion-sickness gods would be angered and strike me down with a...
by dawnponders on Jun 9, 2016

Going Green on the Left Coast

There is an ease in the lifestyle out here in British Columbia that makes an old libtard like me feel right at home. I feel a true forwardness in philosophy and a conscientious effort on the part of the people to live their best lives. Now, don't get...
by dawnponders on Jun 7, 2016

The Gift of Grace

Sometimes one finds grace in the unlikeliest of locales.As we made our way down Robson Street toward the glorious urban oasis that is Stanley Park, I spent several minutes thanking the Divine Spirit for the glorious weather with which we have been bl...
by dawnponders on Jun 7, 2016

Through the Eyes of a Child

Today I had an extraordinary experience that was totally random and entirely unexpected, and the best part was that I got to witness the joy through the eyes of a four-year-old.I had great trepidation as we boarded the ferry for Victoria. As I have m...
by dawnponders on Jun 6, 2016

A Day For the Senses

I have come to the conclusion that the worst thing to happen to travel in this generation has to the invention of the selfie stick. I have never witnessed so many people in the presence of so much incredible beauty so totally oblivious to their surro...
by dawnponders on Jun 5, 2016

Esa Einai

Esa einai el heharim, me'ayin yavo ezri I will lift up my eyes to the mountains.From where does my help come?   Ezri me'im Adonai, Oseh shamayim va'aretz  My help comes from Adonai, who made heaven and earth.  (Psalm 121...
by dawnponders on Jun 3, 2016

Our Pacific Coast Procrastination

How does a Type A, list-making, ubër-organized, and overly methodical middle-aged woman successfully procrastinate the massive amounts of cleaning and purging still necessary in order to successfully facilitate a summer move without suffering from m...
by dawnponders on Jun 2, 2016

Show Your Team Pride With Accessories From The Northwest!

Sample provided. I recently went up to Washington to attend a bridal shower in honor of my cousin. Being from Washington, my family are die-hard Seattle Mariners and Seahawks fans, and they tease my cousin’s fiancé because he supports opposing...
by Momstart on May 5, 2016

CIENTISTAS DESCOBREM SEGUNDO SOL SE APROXIMANDO DA TERRA!!

Até agora, a NASA negou em declarações públicas que este "segundo sol 'existe. Agora, eles estão dizendo que existe, mas não representa uma ameaça.Se assim for, por que a NASA está alertando seu próprio pessoal para fazer os preparativos par...
by UFOS ONLINE on Apr 16, 2016

Fitness Friday: Pump up The Jam With The POUND Workout!

Samples & instructor provided. I’ve been focusing on my fitness level a lot this year, and enjoy mixing up my workouts. I was recently introduced to a popular, new-to-me fitness trend called the POUND Workout, and as soon as I saw a video,...
by Momstart on Apr 8, 2016

FEARING THE WAVE - Pacific Northwest

"How the Pacific Northwest is preparing for a catastrophic tsunami" by Lorna Baldwin, PBS NewsHour 3/22/2016ExcerptIn the small fishing and logging community of Ocosta, Washington, residents are doing something about an invisible danger lurking just...
by Mage Soapbox on Mar 28, 2016

Timber Men

   The Timber Men. The burly men. The axe and chainsaw wielding men. The arbiters of a healthy forest.They prune and lift and fell when needed, like surgeons with their trusty tools.             At ti...

Timber Men

   The Timber Men. The burly men. The axe and chainsaw wielding men. The arbiters of a healthy forest.They prune and lift and fell when needed, like surgeons with their trusty tools.             At ti...

Craig Kielburger & Pete Carroll Discuss We Day: How You Can Get Involved

Travel consideration provided. Earlier this year, I attended We Day Seattle at the Key Arena, a star studded event that gets young people excited and motivated to make a difference in the world. Before the show started, I attended a press conference...
by Momstart on Aug 21, 2015


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