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 weekend the Barlow crew attended Bloomsday 2018 in Spokane WA. I grew up near Spokane in the 70s and 80s and I can’t believe that I have never done a Bloomsday… Anyhow, it ended up as an item on my running bucket list and I’m happy to report that it is now successfully crossed […]
So, apparently there was a Clipper Fleet in Seattle. How did I not know about this?! I was taking a sailing class in Shilshole Bay Marina this weekend and we stumbled on the 75 foot PSP-Logistics, docked for repair. Turns out there was an entire fleet of them parked downtown. What are These Ships When […]
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.