Morelli’s Trattoria, Ellensburg
Jul31

Morelli’s Trattoria, Ellensburg

Ellensburg Washington Ellensburg Washington will always be my small sleepy town with a stomach made for southern hospitality, and a heart made for the mountaineer. Located in a valley surrounded by steep rolling hills, dangerous-looking ridges and dissected by rivers and streams; this town is known for being minutes from hiking, biking, climbing and river rafting. And once my, and everyone else’s, adventures are over, it’s nice to...

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Tulip Tourists
Jul09

Tulip Tourists

The two-year old in a pink mud-splashed coat cannot resist the puddles, and for a moment I am distracted by her antics and turn my camera to capture her fun.  Her mother seems not to notice, she is more focused on the field of tulips that have drawn thousands of visitors to this farm in the Skagit Valley of Washington.  Chartered buses and vehicles choke the parking lot of Tulip Town during the Tulip Festival in mid-April.  Flower...

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Seattle’s Pan Pacific

The rain was to be expected. The snow wasn’t. However, neither were able to dampen my enthusiasm for my first visit to Seattle in twenty years. I enjoyed the people and the small town vibe. I enjoyed walking from attraction to attraction. I was told that the city had changed significantly, but the best parts of the city had remained. This turned out to be true. Pike’s Place Market and the Warf felt identical to when I had last seen...

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Mad Props to the Seastar in Seattle

I never consider myself much of a “foodie,” someone who knows and understands the complexity of making delicious meals. Moreover, I don’t know how to write about food — within itself also an art form. However, I like food, a lot! I love eating, and believe that food can be one of the great joys in life. Even though I lack the skills to appropriately describe culinary experiences, there are times when mad props...

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Winter Clearance Sale on Air Fares

ALASKA AIRLINES, HORIZON AIR LAUNCH WINTER CLEARANCE SALE SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have launched a Winter Clearance Sale with low fares to many of the carriers’ destinations on the West Coast, Alaska, the East Coast, Canada and Mexico. Tickets require a 14-day advance purchase and are valid for travel through June 10, 2009. “Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air have more flights to more destinations on the West Coast than...

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Horizon’s Seattle to Portland Air Deal

In Response to I-5 Closure, Horizon Air Offering Special $119 Fare for Travel Between Seattle and Portland SEATTLE — Horizon Air is offering a special $119 one-way fare for flights between Seattle and Portland in response to the anticipated closure of Interstate 5 in parts of Southwest Washington. “We understand a number of people are in a difficult position due to the likely closure of I-5,” said Dan Russo, Horizon’s vice president...

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