Anchors Aweigh: A visit to Bremerton’s naval attractions

As we entered Bremerton, the first thing that popped into my head was the song “Anchors Aweigh,” the Naval Academy’s march. If you’re a fan of American naval history, then the city along Washington’s Puget Sound is for you. My daughter Mallory and I spent an afternoon touring the Navy museum, as well as a […]

Otterly Divine: Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo

My second visit to Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo could have been titled “Otters. Otters. And More Otters.” Our daughters are addicted to otters. They even have matching otter tattoos, with outstretched arms toward the other. My visit with Mallory included spending extra time at the otter exhibit (to be fair, they are adorable animals and […]

Play ball! Check out these baseball attractions

It’s opening day for baseball fans. The crack of the bat. The smell of a glove’s leather. Baseball is back. Will the Chicago Cubs repeat as World Series champs? Will Cleveland end its baseball title drought? Doesn’t matter; everyone thinks their team is good enough to win it all…right now. As you grab a hot […]

Seattle’s MoPop: ‘Star Trek’ at 50

It started as a five-year mission “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.” This was the mission of the original “Star Trek” television series. Its mission was cut short after three seasons and 79 episodes. However, it proved to be […]

Travels 2016: From Mickey Mouse to Lewis and Clark, trips took us beyond the Midwest

Our 2016 travels took us to 12 states, nine of them in the Midwest. With a daughter now living in the Pacific Northwest, annual trips to the region have become the norm. And with Lisa and me attending travel conferences, opportunities to visit other states arise. Lisa found herself at Disney World this year. Lisa […]

Exploring Seattle and beyond

Having traveled to Seattle three times in the past year, I’ve seen quite a bit of the city. My recent trip took me beyond the tourist attractions of the Waterfront. I ventured out to new cities, while still checking out a few Seattle favorites, as I explored more of the Pacific Northwest. Pike Place Kicking […]

Seattle rings in holiday season with lights, wizards and princesses

Since our daughter Mallory moved to Seattle in 2015, I’ve been able to take part in the area’s holiday festivities for the last two Christmas seasons. It’s interesting to see how areas celebrate the same holiday differently. Since I was visiting during the Thanksgiving holiday, I was able to catch the opening days of some […]

Christmas 2016: Seattle zoo celebrates holidays with ‘Wildlights’ display

Editor’s Note: We are taking a look at holiday celebrations around the country as part of our holiday spirit this year.   Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo combines wildlife with holiday lights during the annual “Wildlights” exhibit, which runs from today (Nov. 25) through Jan. 1. My daughter Mallory and I took in the event last […]

Columbia Center shines a new view on Seattle

The Space Needle is the place to get the best views of Seattle, right? While the Needle is a great spot and is a popular tourist attraction, the Columbia Center in the downtown district may offer a better view of the region’s scenery. My daughter Mallory suggested we visit the Columbia Center. The Sky View […]

Safeco Field tour gives behind-the-scenes look at Seattle Mariners

Seattle’s place among Major League Baseball seemed destined to be short-lived. Awarded an expansion team – along with the Kansas City Royals – the Seattle Pilots entered the American League in 1969. They struggled financially, and were sold following the season to a car dealer from Milwaukee. Bud Selig then moved the Pilots to Milwaukee, […]

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