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Editor's Explorations - SAM

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

After having lived in a rural area for so long, I have now found that I love the allure of the city.  The people, the noise, the buildings, and the culture are all things I had missed for so long.  With that in mind, my daughter and I went downtown on her recent visit to the Seattle Art Museum (also known as one of the entities of SAM). 
There is something for everyone here.  In numerous light-filled galleries, there are collections from around the world including Asian, African, American, Ancient Mediterranean, Islamic, European, Oceanic, Australian Aboriginal, modern and contemporary art, and decorative arts.

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Editor's Explorations - Smith Tower

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

It’s funny that we lived in northwestern Montana for over 20 years and could really count our out of state visitors on two hands. On the other hand, we have only lived in the Seattle area since April, and we’ve had visitors just about every other weekend.  Don’t get me wrong, as it has been great, and we love showing people around and discovering new places in our new surroundings with our friends and family. 

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Editor's Explorations - California Suite

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

My husband and I stayed close to home for our exploration this week and went to see the Woodinville Repertory Theatre’s fall show—Neil Simon’s classic comedy California Suite.

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Editor's Explorations - Angle Lake

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

One of the things we love about living in the Seattle area is the fact that public transportation is an option for getting around.  Sure, it’s not always the most direct or perfect timing, but it is an option. My husband and I have used it a few times to get to the airport or to a game at Safeco Field.  On those trips, we’ve noticed the last stop on the Light Rail Link “Angle Lake” and knew we’d better add that to our exploration list. 

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Editor's Explorations - Bob's Corn

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

My daughter was visiting from college recently, and she wanted to visit a “pumpkin patch” in the area.  Her  internet search brought Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm in Snohomish to the top of the list so we decided to head out and make an afternoon of it.

It was a perfect Indian Summer day with a hint of chill in the air but plenty of sunshine.  We found ourselves on a quiet country road until we neared the entrance where an officer from the Sheriff’s Department was stationed on the road directing traffic.  Once inside, employees wearing bright orange shirts were directing us to parking spots.  They were prepping for crowds that we later found out turn out each year!

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