Olympic National Park

Posted by on Feb 19, 2015 in Nature and Conservation, Parks and Recreation | 0 comments

Olympic National Park

If you could visit only one National Park in your lifetime, I would go out on a limb to suggest that it should be Olympic National Park.  Located on the western peninsula of Washington State, the park encompasses nearly one million acres and a number of unique ecosystems.  For the geeks in the crowd, you have to pass over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge on your way to the park from Seattle. :)

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Port Angeles, Washington (part 6 of …6?)

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in Food and Drink | 0 comments

If you are a fan of throw back flavors of soda pop, you must keep your eyes peeled for Bedford’s Sodas.  The creation of a Port Angeles local, you may be hard pressed to find any outside of Port Angeles though it appears since my visit that they have increased their distribution.  Bedford’s offers root beer, ginger beer, ginger ale, vanilla creme soda, and orange creme soda.

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Port Angeles, Washington (part 5 of …6?)

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Food and Drink | 0 comments

Port Angeles, Washington (part 5 of …6?)

We stopped at Toga’s Soup House for some sandwiches to take up to Hurricane Ridge and were only sorry that we waited until our last day to make a stop at Toga’s.  I’m also sorry that it isn’t closer to home!  Toga’s Soup House is owned and operated by an incredibly warm and friendly husband and wife team.  They offer a yummy selection of soups, salads, and sandwiches.  Assorted beverages, chips and the best part…made-in-house-daily soft pretzels.  Toga’s is an upscale deli and seems to be a favorite of visitors and locals alike.  It certainly is a favorite of mine!

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Kentucky

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 in Cities, Food and Drink, Parks and Recreation, States | 0 comments

Venturing across the Ohio River into Kentucky (go ahead and get any jokes out of the way now).  If you love horses, cars, and nature then this is the State for you. Kentucky is famously home to both Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is held each year, and the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington.  The horse park is jaw droppingly large and simply awesome!

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Indiana

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in Cities, Food and Drink, Lodging, Parks and Recreation, States | 0 comments

Growing up in Southwestern Ohio, it seemed like a nearly weekly occurrence to venture into a neighboring State.  It blew my mind when I moved to the middle of the State and met people who hadn’t crossed the State border until much later in life or not at all in some cases.  I also finally understood why so many people said Ohio is flat and nothing but corn fields!  

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