A Hidden Restaurant on the Puget Sound – Boathouse 19

Living in a new state is super fun.  There are so many new attractions to visit both near my home and further abroad which are now easier to travel to.  Since the move I’ve been making a list of restaurants I want to try and putting them in my “places to try raffle” (Yes, it’s…

Cheer and Sweet Treats at the Waffle Stop in Tacoma Washington

I’ve been eyeballing this restaurant in my “To Review” list for a few weeks now because…well…waffles!  My son happened to be with me the day I stopped in to see what they were like and he was so glad that he came with me.  First off, The Waffle Stop is in a part of Tacoma…

Chambers Bay Golf Course Grill – Drinks and a View on Chambers Bay

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. Sunsets over the Puget Sound in Washington was gorgeous during the summer.  The skies are streaked with the incredible oranges, reds, and golds of a perfect captivating sunset and I spent a few evenings watching them this year.  The best viewing…

Point Defiance Park – Outdoor Fun in Tacoma

Okay, so if you’ve been reading for a while you probably have noticed that my family likes botanical gardens.  They are fun, educational, and good exercise…with plants.  It is probably no surprise then, that as soon as I learned that there was also a garden in the park just beyond the Point Defiance Zoo and…

Art House Café – Eats and Art in Tacoma

This is the first restaurant I ate at in Tacoma Washington.  My new husband took my son and I to explore the city and after we had walked through Wright Park and a look through the WW Seymor Botanical Conservatory, we wandered on down through the Stadium District of Tacoma.  Low and behold I saw…

Wildlife Safari – Lions and Cheetahs and Bears, Oh My

On one of my trips through Oregon, my son and I found ourselves on I-5 and passing oh so many billboards for the Wildlife Safari.  My son and I had been once before with his father over a decade ago.  When my son spoke up about how he’d like to go to Wildlife Safari one…

Two for One in Tacoma; Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

So, my husband has been talking up the Seattle-Tacoma area for a few years now.  The schools are better than where my son and I were living.  There were more restaurants.  It’s closer to the ocean (read surfing) and ski resorts.  “You’ll love it.” He said, trying to convince me that Living in Washington would…

Running Creek Casino Seafood Buffet

I’m a little late posting this week because I let my distraction with moving get in the way.  I’ll be working very hard to not let that happen next weekend.  However, I’ve suspended my 30 Steps to Writing a Fiction Novel in 30 Days blog series until October of 2019.  Day 2 – Plotting, will…

Oh No! It’s another Botanic Garden. This time in Riverside California

Eeeek!  Yeay! And all of those fan-girl things.  I got to spend two whole days wandering around the U.C. Riverside Botanic Gardens taking pictures of flowers.  Right!  The most perfect weekend ever.  I got to check out this immense garden while I was down in Southern California for the California Science and Engineering Fair.  The…

Amy’s Wicked Slush is Wicked Tasty

I’ve just come off of my week-long mini blog-series about Savory Summer Blended Ice Drinks, in which I provided a different recipe every day of the week for low calorie savory beverages.  That was fun and all, but it is time to get back to reviews.  Today I’m reviewing Amy’s Wicked Slush.  I may have…

Steaky Goodness; Great Steak in Redwood Valley California

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. So it’s time for another restaurant review.  My favorite.  Sometimes.  Yes, I am a big fan of good food but…if it’s not good than I have to eat it anyways just to give it a fair chance.  Thank goodness this was…

Rivino Winery 1st Annual Wine & Bacon Fest

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This post contains affiliate links. It is June 8th and I’ve just got home from Rivino Winery’s First Annual Wine & Bacon Fest.  That’s right.  Bacon Fest!  Notice which part of that title I focused on.  Of course, it was the bacon.  My son loves bacon. …