This years costume theme is "Let Love Bloom"! I dressed up Andre as a farmer; scored his farmers overalls at Carhartt and purchased some gardening tools over at Goodwill. For Avery, I dressed him up as a gnome and purchased his costume off Amazon. He wouldn't keep the beard on, but who cold blame him [...]
Trunk-or-treat is pretty new to me, but it’s been around for about 15 years now. Many suburban and rural areas opt for these events for safety reasons, or because of a lack of close neighbors to do actual trick-or-treating. Trunk-or-treat events can be large, almost like a school fun fair, with lots of games and [...]
Avery is an train fanatic and when I came across the Mt. Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum’s Great Pumpkin Patch Express, I knew that this was the Fall activity of the century!!! I purchased the First Class ticket so that we can all be a bit more comfortable. We boarded the mid-century 1940s Olympian Hiawatha [...]
I had very few things I really needed to do on our trip to Las Vegas, besides soaking in the warmth of the southwest and getting a little break from the freezing temperatures in Seattle. I’ve wanted to see the Hoover Dam and lucky for us, it’s just a 40 minute drive from the Vegas [...]
I’ll be the first to admit that a trip to Sacramento was never really on the top of my bucket list. My main reason to go to Sacramento was that Andre had an work event to go to. I went into my stay thinking there would be no way I’d write a blog post on [...]
A trip to San Francisco isn't complete without riding a cable car. We caught the cable car at the Fisherman’s Wharf and took the Powell-Hyde line which according to most San Franciscans is the most exciting trip to take and we wholeheartedly agree!
I went glamping in Millersylvania State Park and I had the best time ever doing something completely different to what I have ever done before. I’ve always love camping and hearing about ‘glamping’ - a literal combination of the term “glamorous camping” seem like the next best thing! My friend found a coupon for Pampered [...]
All Aboard! When I found out that Thomas the Tank Engine was coming to Seattle for the Day Out With Thomas: The Steam Team Tour 2019, I immediately hopped on the wagon…errr the train! Avery’s not really a fan on Thomas per se, but he is a fan of trains! Every time he sees the [...]
Now on it’s 10th year and safe to say there were MUCH fewer injuries than in Pampona! Plus, they’re were goats running along as well!
I absolutely LOVE to see a city from a birds eye view. So it was no question that I had to see the Tokyo Tower while visiting Tokyo. The Tower is 1,092 feet tall, which is just a couple hundred feet shorter than the Empire State Building! Tokyo Tower is a self-supporting, steel lattice tower [...]
A giant robot is exactly what many Americans picture when they think of Tokyo. Right?!? Or is it just me?!? Getting to Odaiba was an adventure in itself! We got lost by which trains to take and when to get off. But we eventually made it there! Those who visit Odaiba, an artificial island in [...]
Being one of Tokyo’s oldest neighbourhoods, it’s almost no question what things to do in Asakusa: the Sensoji Temple (also known as The Asakusa Kannon temple) grounds is one of the main highlight of the area and just such a great place to explore! Before entering the temple complex, you enter through the Kaminarimon (‘kaminari’ = thunder [...]