Month: July 2020

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium: A Safe Way to Get Out and Play

The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington has always been a summer mainstay for our children. We have been there so many times, you would think we would tire of it, but we never do. Instead, we began to miss our regular zoo trips this year. When we heard that Point Defiance Zoo …

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A$AP Limeade: A Cocktail / Popsicle For Your Quarantine Summer

Y’all, It’s hot out. I don’t know about you…but I could use a drink. Or a popsicle. Or both. Quarantine doesn’t judge.   Now, what I’m not going to do is write a 10-paragraph intro reminiscing about summers in suburban Houston, making popsicles with my family. BUT, I am going to give you the recipe …

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Tabletop hiking: 6 Games to bring nature home

Yearning for nature, but stuck inside due to inclement weather and/or a global pandemic? Want to upgrade your board game collection with something leafier than urban cutthroat Monopoly and power-mad Risk? We played a stack of recent tabletop offerings that focus on the great outdoors to come up with a half-dozen green games worth your …

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The Restoration of Sierra Vista’s Fry Pioneer Cemetery

Community is important. It’s more than just where we live. It’s store clerks, mechanics, doctors, and teachers. It’s our friends and neighbors who keep us company. It’s also the people who take care of the places we mourn members of the community we’ve lost. Elizabeth Wrozek, the new curator of the Henry F. Hauser Museum …

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Woodard Bay Natural Resources Conservation Area: A Hidden Gem near Olympia, Wa

We stumbled upon Woodard Bay last year looking for waterfront areas we could frequent, and it always seems to surprise us. It has become one of our go-to local places on beautiful days to get out of the house and enjoy a nice walk. It is easy to stay far from people on this trail. …

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A Family-Friendly Game with a Ridiculous Illicit Past Comes to Olympia, Wa.

Mafia, Car Bombings in Seattle, Corrupt New York Politicians and the Innocent Game Caught in the Middle. According to the Seattle Times, the game once lead to a string of car bombings, dead bodies, and a corruption sting that led to indictments against the Seattle Council President, A King County Sherriff, and government officials from top …

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