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Outdoor Dining

June 5th, 2014 | Posted by Sandy Garrett in Out and About - (0 Comments)

Here in the Pacific Northwest, warmer weather and summer are slow in coming. Although we have started to see a few warmer days and more sun which has me thinking ahead to being able to enjoy dining outdoors. Our last house had a wonderful deck out front and my husband and I enjoyed many meals …
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There are so many wonderful places to visit in the Pacific Northwest, but one of our favorites is Gig Harbor, Washington. During a heavy storm in 1840, Captain Charles Wilkes brought his small boat (a gig) into the harbor for protection. Later, with the publication of Wilkes 1841 Map of the Oregon Territory, he named …
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One thing I like about living in Washington is all the small, quaint towns, especially Sumner, which is only about 10 minutes from where I live. My husband and I enjoy driving over and looking through the antique and gift shops and then stopping for lunch at the cute little cafe in town. I thought …
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I’m almost embarrassed to admit this, but we had lived here for almost 13 years before we ever got around to visiting the Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden in Federal Way, WA. I’m glad we finally got around to going, it was amazing, although not what it is in the spring when the “Rhodys” are in …
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