Looking for a Seattle area bucket list? You are welcome to share mine. It's a combination of hiking, sailing, baseball, food, finance, restaurants and reading. A fair amount of this list involves locations within 50-100 miles of Seattle,
Project & Bucket List Blogging
This is an update on my “learn to sail” project. Last weekend I completed my first two lessons through Windworks Sailing at Shillshole Bay Marina in Ballard, WA. Windworks uses the US Sailing Basic Keelboat (BK) curriculum and divides it into three parts: BK1, BK2 and Bk3. Brief side note: I discovered Windworks when I […]
This blog runs WordPress on Cloudways. Setting up a blog isn’t too difficult, but there are a few ways to do it wrong. If you do you can fall down a rabbit hole and spend more time working on your blog, fixing problems, and troubleshooting than actually writing posts. Through various experiments over the years […]
This is the first post in a two part series. In the first post I am going to cover the benefits of blogging for the non-business blogger. Post number 2 will cover how I built my blog. There has been a lot written about the benefits of blogging but most of this is coming from […]
Twin Rivers Brewing is one of the small craft breweries on my Snohomish Beer Bucket List. Located off of highway 2 in Monroe, this is the perfect place to unwind after a hike, ski or other Stevens Pass or Alpine Lakes Wilderness activity. It’s also the perfect spot to hang out if you are getting […]
Need a beer? Wordpress doesn’t have a plug-in for that yet, but you are welcome to use my Snohomish brewery map. I’m tracking independently owned small craft brewers in Snohomish, Monroe, Woodenville, Bothell and Everett Washington… basically my stompin’ ground.
I’m happy to report that my 2018 “Learning to Sail” project has kicked off. Developing the skills to operate a sailboat is the first step to a number of items that I added to my bucket list last year. My biggest obstacle?… I don’t have access to a sailboat.
Last week we took a trip from the Seattle area to Vancouver to visit Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and found that it is well worth the drive.
Lake Twentytwo is an easy five and a half mile round trip hike. The trailhead is located near Granite Falls (WA) off of the Mountain Loop Highway.
The Seattle area recently premiered two 2017 snow shows: Travis Rice’s Depth Perception and Warren Miller’s Line of Descent. The Barlow crew was lucky enough to catch both of them. Each film was a good way to celebrate the oncoming winter season, but the two are not created equally…
Dear Jim: I would really love to see a Dresden Files Movie or TV Reboot on HBO or Netflix. I’m a huge fan. I’ll spare you the details but a visual depiction of the Dresden Universe on my TV would really take my weekends to the next level.