We had fun at the first Fleet Week in Los Angeles at the San Pedro Port honoring the US Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, with a ship tour of the USS America, and military equipment demos. There were also demos and displays of the Coast Guard, Fire and Police departments, but one of the most fascinating display […]
It was a beautiful late summer day, when I decided to walk past the pier on my way home from work. Chris and I met halfway and together we enjoyed a nice walk and dinner down at the Santa Monica Pier.
Langley is a small New England style town located on the west coast, also known as Langley by the Sea, and is a cute seaside village overlooking the Saratoga Passage on the east side of southern Whidbey Island. The city itself is 1 square mile but the vicinity is 26.20 square miles. Coming from southern […]
In 1851, Colonel Isaac Neff Ebey was among the first of the permanent settlers to the island, but his life was cut short in 1857 when he was slain by northern coastal Indians seeking revenge for the killing of one of their own chieftains. Today some farmers of Central Whidbey still ploy land claims established […]
Coupeville is located on the south side of a sheltered inlet known as Penn Cove on Central Whidbey Island, facing east on Saratoga Passage. It was once the site of three lower Skagit tribal village and in 1850s the area was settled by sea captains and farmers. Coupeville was named for a sea captain, Thomas […]
In 1877, Amos Bowman moved his family to the northern tip of Fidalgo Island and began promoting the area as New York of the West. Seattle and Northern Company began building a rail line from the town in 1888 and real estate boomed. In 1891 the real estate bubble burst and money was lost. After […]
Washington Cascade Loop drive is a beautiful 440 mile scenic drive that we drove over a course of three days. The northern cascade has towering mountains covered glacier tops, forest of Douglas fir, red cedar, hemlock, and Ponderosa pine trees, pristine lakes, rivers, with miles of trails and incredible views, and in our option was […]