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Editor's Explorations - Farmers Market

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

My husband and I have certainly noticed that just about every day of the week during the summer season you can visit a farmer’s market in a community or neighborhood around here.

Early in the season, we enjoyed checking out the arts & crafts, nibbling on baked goods, and purchasing a beautiful fragrant bouquet. At this time of year, however, we go for the goods.  The “goods” I’m referring to are farm fresh produce!  The end of the summer means abundance as local farmers reap the rewards of their hard work and share their harvest with all of us.

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Editor's Explorations - Alki Beach

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

One of the reasons we moved to the Pacific Northwest is to be near the water! We especially love finding places to walk along the water soaking in the views. When we discovered Alki Beach Park in West Seattle, we found that and so much more.

The beach strip runs from Alki Point to Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay and is filled with sunbathers, volleyball players, and even a few swimmers despite the cold-water temperatures in Puget Sound. 

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Editor's Explorations - Pirate Journey

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

For my husband Bob’s recent birthday celebration, he wanted to take a boat cruise on Lake Union.  Of course, we couldn’t just take any boat trip. We had to check out the pirate ship cruise that we had noticed on the water one afternoon earlier while hanging out at Gas Works Park.  

As it turns out, Emerald City Pirates offers trips on their “pirate” ship, and it’s the first year they are in business.  Don’t let that deter you though as the owner, Captain Pete, is a very experienced boat captain and licensed by the US Coast Guard.

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Editor's Explorations - Chateau Ste. Michelle Concerts

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

As noted in my first “Editor’s Explorations”, my husband and I are new to the area and on the look out for wonderful experiences that are located in our new backyard.  I hope you are learning about new adventures with this column or, if it’s been awhile, remembering ones that you haven’t enjoyed for a while.  I must say that we are sure having fun!

I took you to the zoo last week and the ZooTunes concert series there.  It wasn’t my intention to feature concerts back to back but after a wonderful evening at Chateau Ste Michelle this past week, I couldn’t resist.

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Editor's Explorations - Zoo Tunes

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

When was the last time you went to the zoo?  My guess is that its been a while.

On a recent exploration, we visited the Woodland Park Zoo and attended a ZooTunes concert.  The ZooTunes motto is “See Concerts. Save Animals.”  I’d say that is an added bonus as it was a really terrific event with great music.

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