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Editor's Explorations - Greenlake

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

We had some friends in town last weekend, and we took them on a few of our favorite explorations to date.  Desiring some good exercise, we also added a few more places to our growing exploration list including Green Lake Park.  The address is listed as 7201 E Green Lake Drive N in Seattle. Although in addition to a couple parking lots to access the park, there is plenty of parking along the perimeter of the park/lake as well.

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Editor's Explorations - Olympic Sculpture Park

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

There are many explorations that you must plan a full day around while others can be enjoyed even if you only have a few hours to spare.  A great example of this would be an afternoon lunch date at the Olympic Sculpture Park in downtown Seattle that I experienced recently.  This short getaway fit the bill perfectly on a day in which I did not have all day to spare. What a treat this place is for the city!

The park is nine acres and includes about 20 sculptures that are situated along paths that lead to the water.  Views of Puget Sound can be seen from every angle of the park and remind me of why we moved to the area…water.

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Editor's Explorations - Farmers Market

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

My husband and I have certainly noticed that just about every day of the week during the summer season you can visit a farmer’s market in a community or neighborhood around here.

Early in the season, we enjoyed checking out the arts & crafts, nibbling on baked goods, and purchasing a beautiful fragrant bouquet. At this time of year, however, we go for the goods.  The “goods” I’m referring to are farm fresh produce!  The end of the summer means abundance as local farmers reap the rewards of their hard work and share their harvest with all of us.

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Editor's Explorations - Alki Beach

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

One of the reasons we moved to the Pacific Northwest is to be near the water! We especially love finding places to walk along the water soaking in the views. When we discovered Alki Beach Park in West Seattle, we found that and so much more.

The beach strip runs from Alki Point to Duwamish Head on Elliott Bay and is filled with sunbathers, volleyball players, and even a few swimmers despite the cold-water temperatures in Puget Sound. 

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Editor's Explorations - Pirate Journey

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

For my husband Bob’s recent birthday celebration, he wanted to take a boat cruise on Lake Union.  Of course, we couldn’t just take any boat trip. We had to check out the pirate ship cruise that we had noticed on the water one afternoon earlier while hanging out at Gas Works Park.  

As it turns out, Emerald City Pirates offers trips on their “pirate” ship, and it’s the first year they are in business.  Don’t let that deter you though as the owner, Captain Pete, is a very experienced boat captain and licensed by the US Coast Guard.

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