McCollum Park

I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never stopped at McCollum Park before today. The park is just off they Highway on 128th in Everett, Wa. The park has so much to offer including a public outdoor pool, BMX bike track, outdoor laser tag field, playground, hiking trails, sports fields, DUI Victims Memorial, Northwest Adopt-A-Stream Center, and…

Doyle Park

This park is located at 3330 Grand Ave in Everett, Wa. In 1914 William and Margaret Howarth moved to the home that stood on this property.  The Howarths built beautiful gardens inspired by some of their friends the Butcharts. The same Bucharts of the beautiful Buchart Gardens in Canada. The gardens featured a tennis court,…

Rainy Day Portland

We recently spent a weekend in Portland. As typical for this time of year it was raining. So, I went to plan B. We played a round of mini golf at Portland’s Glowing Green Mini Golf Course followed by delicious food truck cuisine and Voodoo Donuts. The Glowing Greens in Portland had just opened two…

Witch’s Castle

Forest Park covers over 5,200 acres and considered one of the largest city parks in the United States. The park is an easy two or three mile drive from downtown Portland. It’s well worth a stop. Portland’s heavy rains feed beautiful emerald green mosses and ferns that create a fairytale setting. I imagine there are…