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Editor's Explorations - Bob's Corn

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

My daughter was visiting from college recently, and she wanted to visit a “pumpkin patch” in the area.  Her  internet search brought Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm in Snohomish to the top of the list so we decided to head out and make an afternoon of it.

It was a perfect Indian Summer day with a hint of chill in the air but plenty of sunshine.  We found ourselves on a quiet country road until we neared the entrance where an officer from the Sheriff’s Department was stationed on the road directing traffic.  Once inside, employees wearing bright orange shirts were directing us to parking spots.  They were prepping for crowds that we later found out turn out each year!

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Editor's Explorations - Seattle Aquarium

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

My first visit to the Seattle Aquarium was while on a trip here from Montana when the kids were young many years ago.  We had some adult friends visiting recently, and we thought it would be fun (and nostalgic) to visit the waterfront and explore the aquarium again. 

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Editor's Explorations - Snoqualmie Falls

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

As I first take in the view of Snoqualmie Falls, I would describe this as a place where beauty and nature collide.   At 270 feet high with a width ranging from 50 to 150 feet (depending on water levels), the falls are certainly impressive in every season of the year. This is a beautiful gem right in Woodinville’s backyard.  

We arrived at the falls about lunchtime, and it was difficult to find a parking spot in either the lot adjacent to the falls or across the street.  Considering over 1.5 million visitors come to Snoqualmie Falls each year, that isn’t surprising.  Thankfully, there is a gravel lot just down the street (overflow parking) that has an easy to navigate path leading to the falls.

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Editor's Explorations - MoPOP

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

You’ve probably noticed the unique and colorful building that sits just below the Seattle Space Needle, but you might not have had the opportunity to visit the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). 

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Editor's Explorations - Greenlake

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

We had some friends in town last weekend, and we took them on a few of our favorite explorations to date.  Desiring some good exercise, we also added a few more places to our growing exploration list including Green Lake Park.  The address is listed as 7201 E Green Lake Drive N in Seattle. Although in addition to a couple parking lots to access the park, there is plenty of parking along the perimeter of the park/lake as well.

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