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Free Seattle: Farmers’ Markets

2 Jun

VashonFarmersMarketSeattlites loves farmers’ markets almost as much as we hate umbrellas.

You’ll find a local market in practically every neighborhood, as you’ll see from the list below (which conveniently includes days and times).

If I forgot one of your faves, please let me know. I’ll be sure to add it.

So get out there. Wander. Sample. Be neighborly. Explore.

Free Seattle: Farmers’ Markets

Perks:

  • Free
  • Mingle with your neighbors
  • Sample amazing produce
  • Support local craftspeople and farmers

What to Do:

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Free Seattle: Golden Gardens

1 Aug

Golden Gardens SunsetOn a sunny evening in Seattle, you really can’t beat Golden Gardens.

Perks:

  • Free
  • Amazing sunset views of ocean, boats, and mountains
  • Lots of free parking
  • Good wind for kite flying
  • Picturesque picture taking

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Free Seattle: Green Lake

22 Jul

Greenlake Seattle SunsetSure, I’m partial to Green Lake because it’s my neighborhood. But from the hordes of park-goers I see here every weekend, I can safely say it’s one of Seattle’s most popular destinations for both families and active, outdoorsy types.

Perks:

  • Free
  • Flat, smooth path (bike, skateboard, roller skate, and handicap friendly)
  • Several restroom facilities
  • Lots of benches and picnic tables

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Top 3: Board Games for People Who Don’t Play Board Games

28 Mar

Would you rather watch a movie than play a game together? That might be the fault of the games you’ve played.

Think outside of the Candy Land and Monopoly box. Here are my top 3 board games for people who don’t play board games (which hopefully will change after you give these a try).

Game_SettlersofCatan1. Settlers of Catan
Age: 10+ (also 4+ and 6+ versions)
Players: 3-4 (5-6 with expansion packs)
Time: 45-90 min.

It’s the gateway drug of good board games. It’s well balanced, fast, fun, easy to “get,” and has just enough luck to help even the playing field. There’s also an app that can walk you through how to play it, so you don’t even have to read the game rules!

Ready to kick it up a notch?
Try Puerto Rico or 7 Wonders.

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8 Beginner Genealogy Tips

3 Sep

Ever wanted to do some genealogy detective work, but didn’t know where to start? If you’re like me, you’ve probably toyed with the idea of doing some family tree research … that is, until you ended up on Ancestry.com and saw the subscription fee.

But then this amazing book came into my life (left) and ignited the bug all over again.

Ryan’s Aunts Kay and Genese researched it, wrote it, scrapbooked it, laminated it, and gave copies to all the families at our recent three-generation reunion. Pretty incredible, right?

Would you believe these two amateur family historians traced Ryan’s father’s side back to … 70 A.D.!? No joke. Ryan’s 49th Great Grandfather was the King of Sweden. But let’s dispense with the formalities, shall we? Your Highness is so stuffy. Please continue to call me Angela.

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