Act the Fool: Taidnapam Park

Visited: Aug 17-18, 2019 A cholera-infected snake bit your broken arm while you were fording the river. You died. Sorry. Return to Independence, Missouri and start over. Gee, wasn’t Oregon Trail fun? Playing on an ancient computer in the basement of the pastor’s house, where sometimes, for fun, you filled your wagon party with people […]

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Aggie’s Take – Potlatch State Park, Hood Canal, Lower Big Quilcene River, Notch Pass, Mount Walker

Hiked/Swam/Camped/Drove – Aug. 6-8, 2019 Miles – 10+ Hello! Aggie here, writing about the AMAZING and HORRIBLE trip we made to the Hood Canal. I’m writing it because Mom is LAZY (just like Charlotte!) After Mom got her lazy butt up on Tuesday, we packed the car. I knew we were going somewhere FUN because […]

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The Great Olympic Adventure, Part III: Lake Crescent, Sequim Bay State Park

It’s pronounced “Squim,” alright! Oh, if I had a snacky-snack for every time someone corrected my pronunciation of a Washington place. Naches (Na-cheez), Wapato (WA-pa-to), Dosewallips (doe-say-wall-ips.) I absolutely appreciate pronouncing words correctly, but do you have to be so smug about it? You know what happens when someone pronounces Illinois as “Ill-i-noise?” I smile […]

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