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Journeys Around Seattle, #65: Browns Point

November 18, 2015 - Back in September, Lisa and I went on a drive to visit Dash Point State Park, north of Tacoma and west of Federal Way on...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #64: Whidbey Island

November 09, 2015 - Last weekend was a grey, rainy weekend, the kind of dismal weather Seattle is well-known for. It's a reputation that, in...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #63: Chasing the Lunar Eclipse

October 05, 2015 - On September 27, a lunar eclipse happened simultaneously with a supermoon, a confluence which only happens once every ei...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #62: Mt. Rainier - Mowich Lake & Spray Park

July 22, 2015 - In my explorations of Mt. Rainier, until now, I'd only been to Paradise and Sunrise. These are the two most popular visi...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #61: Ravenna Park

June 26, 2015 - Despite having lived in Seattle for almost five years now, I hadn't ever walked through Ravenna Park, a large forested p...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #60: Mt. Rainier - Paradise

June 18, 2015 - This week, Lisa and I paid a visit to Mt. Rainier National Park. Our target hike was the Bench and Snow Lakes Trail, an...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #59: Big Four Ice Caves

June 12, 2015 - On Thursday, Lisa and I drove up to Big Four Mountain, a couple hours north of Seattle in the Central Cascades. I've don...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #58: Magnolia Park

April 21, 2015 - Magnolia Park is a narrow strip of greenery that runs along the top of the bluffs at the south end of the Magnolia neigh...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #57: Mt. Si

April 18, 2015 - A couple days ago, Lisa and I did a dayhike to the top of Mount Si. The trail is an 8 mile round trip (4 miles in and 4...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #56: Russell Investments Center

March 13, 2015 - The Russell Investments Center is a privately owned office building downtown, but if you have a friend who works there,...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #55: Freeway Park

March 11, 2015 - Freeway Park is one of the most unique parks in Seattle-- a strip of greenery behind the Washington State Convention Cen...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #54: Discovery Park (North Side)

January 19, 2015 - Even though 2014 is over and done, I did say I might still post an occasional "Journeys Around Seattle" entry. And today...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #53: Final Thoughts & Leftovers

December 30, 2014 - For a project that started on a whim, during a walk through Eastlake on New Year's Day, it's been quite a ride. 52 photo...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #52: Capitol Hill

December 28, 2014 - On December 25th, with Lisa spending the day with her family across the Sound, I decided to take advantage of a quiet da...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #51: Museum of Flight

December 24, 2014 - On a rainy day this week, with Lisa on break from school and internship, we took the opportunity to visit the Museum of...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #50: Pioneer Square

December 23, 2014 - Last Sunday, on a bright gray winter morning, I walked from my apartment in Capitol Hill down to Pioneer Square, which i...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #49: Mercer Slough

December 16, 2014 - Mercer Slough Nature Park is a large area of wetlands on the eastern shore of Lake Washington, in Bellevue. It's crisscr...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #48: Cemeteries

December 02, 2014 - This is an unusual entry because it combines two short photo excursions-- one that took place at Lake View Cemetery in t...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #47: Carkeek Park

November 25, 2014 - This weekend, Lisa and I went to Carkeek Park, a Seattle park on the shore of Puget Sound. I was looking forward to gett...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #46: Ship Canal Trail

November 24, 2014 - Several days ago, during a November cold snap in Seattle, Lisa and I drove out to the north edge of Seattle Pacific Univ...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #45: Squak Mountain State Park

November 05, 2014 - This was my first photoblog entry after coming back from Asia-- it's good to be back. Last weekend Lisa and I made a sp...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #44: Seattle Aquarium & Waterfront

September 11, 2014 - Earlier this week, Lisa and I paid a visit to the Seattle Aquarium-- sort of a combination of two other recent entries (...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #43: Cougar Mountain Zoo

September 07, 2014 - Way back in January, when Lisa and I drove out to the suburb of Issaquah to hike Cougar Mountain, we noticed various sig...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #42: PAX Prime

September 02, 2014 - PAX Prime -- the original incarnation of Penny Arcade Expo, which now has several offshoots around the world-- is a mass...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #41: The Pacific Coast

August 30, 2014 - This week, Lisa and I went down to the Oregon Coast to spend a few days on vacation with my Dad and stepmother. We staye...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #40: Mount St. Helens

August 28, 2014 - This weekend, heading south on a trip to Oregon, we took the scenic route. Instead of following I-5 down to Portland, we...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #39: Center for Urban Horticulture

August 21, 2014 - Today I headed to the University of Washington Campus, with the goal of walking around the Union Bay Natural Area, which...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #38: Alki Beach

August 18, 2014 - This weekend we went to a picnic on Alki Beach with some friends, so of course I brought my camera along to take photos...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #37: Port of Seattle

August 18, 2014 - The Port of Seattle encompasses a large, sprawling network of facilities all over the waterfront and beyond: from the cr...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #36: Center for Wooden Boats

August 13, 2014 - My girlfriend Lisa is a member of the Center for Wooden Boats, a maritime museum located on the south shore of Lake Unio...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #35: Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

August 12, 2014 - The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire takes place each year over the course of three weekends, in the town of Bonne...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #34: Mt. Rainier - Sunrise

August 07, 2014 - A few days I went hiking with a couple of friends near Sunrise Point, on the east side of Mt. Rainier. Specifically, we...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #33: Ballard Locks

July 28, 2014 - On a bright and clear Sunday morning, we caught a bus north to Ballard, to take pictures at the Hiram M. Chittenden Lock...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #32: Myrtle Edwards Park

July 27, 2014 - Last night, Lisa and I wanted to get up to Ballard, however, we hadn't counted on the Seafair Parade snarling the bus sy...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #31: Lincoln Park & Vashon Island Ferry

July 16, 2014 - Hoping to stay near the sea breeze on a hot Monday, we headed down to Lincoln Park, on the shore of Puget Sound in West...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #30: Seattle at Night

July 15, 2014 - We're in the midst of a heat wave here in Seattle, which makes going out midday to do photo expeditions a rather sticky...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #29: Montlake

July 07, 2014 - The day after Independence Day, Lisa and I went walking around the neighborhood of Montlake. Montlake is not to be confu...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #28: Seattle Pride Parade

July 01, 2014 - Last weekend was Pride Weekend, and since Seattle is one of the most LGBT-friendly cities in the country, there was a lo...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #27: Fremont Solstice Parade

June 23, 2014 - Last weekend, I went up to Fremont to watch one of the neighborhood's most famous events: the Fremont Solstice Parade. T...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #26: Monte Cristo

June 21, 2014 - A couple of weeks ago, I posted the 23rd entry in Journeys Around Seattle, in which we saw some of the sights in the cen...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #25: Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

June 14, 2014 - This weekend, I went with my girlfriend and a few of her classmates down to Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, as sort of an...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #24: Seward Park

June 08, 2014 - On a sunny Saturday, Lisa and I went to Seward Park, located on a peninsula jutting out into Lake Washington on the sout...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #23: Darrington & Central Cascades

June 07, 2014 - On Thursday, I drove up to the Central Cascades with a hiking buddy, with the goal of hiking in four miles to the old de...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #22: Olympic National Park (Elwha River Area)

June 02, 2014 - This weekend, Lisa and I took the ferry from Seattle across to Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Peninsula. Our destinat...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #21: Crypticon

May 25, 2014 - On Saturday I visited Crypticon, a small annual horror convention at the Hilton by the airport. It's small enough, in fa...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #20: Discovery Park

May 21, 2014 - Discovery Park is the largest city park in Seattle, located on Puget Sound at the northwest corner of the Magnolia neigh...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #19: Green Lake Park

May 08, 2014 - On Tuesday this weekend I had a writing meetup at Wayward Coffee, up in the north Seattle neighborhood of Greenlake. The...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #18: Mobile Food Rodeo

May 05, 2014 - There are a lot of food trucks scattered around the streets of Seattle, but several times a year, they cluster together...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #17: Volunteer Park

May 04, 2014 - Last Thursday on a sunny afternoon, I visited Volunteer Park, on the north end of Capitol Hill. There are a lot unique f...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #16: Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival

April 28, 2014 - On the last Saturday in April, we headed over to the Seattle Center to check out the annual Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cu...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #15: Norwescon

April 24, 2014 - For this week's entry, I was back in the world of science fiction conventions (my fifth this year!). Norwescon is the la...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #14: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

April 14, 2014 - This weekend, Lisa and I drove up to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, near the town of Mt. Vernon, about an hour's driv...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #13: Woodland Park Zoo Redux

April 05, 2014 - Back in January, one of my first "Journeys Around Seattle" entries was the Woodland Park Zoo. And normally, I wouldn't w...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #12: Emerald City Comicon

April 02, 2014 - Instead of a place as my "Journeys in Seattle" entry this week, I'm using an event: Emerald City Comicon. With (I'm gues...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #11: Japanese Garden

March 23, 2014 - This weekend we visited the Seattle Japanese Garden, a small walled-off and well-cultivated area located on the edge of...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #10: University of Washington

March 18, 2014 - Spring is getting going here in Seattle, which makes for some exciting photo opportunities as plants bloom and Mother Na...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #9: Golden Gardens Park

March 09, 2014 - Golden Gardens Park is a long, narrow strip of land in Ballard, on the coast of Puget Sound, along the slope and shores...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #8: Central Library

February 26, 2014 - The Downtown Central Library is, quite possibly, my single favorite building in Seattle. I can usually be found in the 1...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #7: Pike Place Market

February 23, 2014 - This morning, Lisa and I took our cameras and walked down to Pike Place Market. The Market is, of course, in close compe...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #6: The Washington Park Arboretum

February 10, 2014 - After a cold, sunny week, we got a different sort of weather surprise this weekend: snow. This was our first snowfall of...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #5: Columbia Center & Smith Tower (Glass vs. Brass)

February 09, 2014 - A few days ago, on a sunny February day (somewhat unusual for Seattle), I headed downtown for some photography. My first...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #4: RustyCon

January 24, 2014 - RustyCon is the first major science fiction & fantasy convention of the year in the Seattle area, held in late January e...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #3: Woodland Park Zoo

January 23, 2014 - Lisa and I packed up our cameras last Friday, ignoring the fact that it was cold and cloudy, and headed up to take pictu...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #2: Cougar Mountain

January 08, 2014 - On a clear, cold Sunday-- the first Sunday of 2014, in fact-- we took our cameras to Cougar Mountain, a Regional Wildlan...
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Journeys Around Seattle, #1: Eastlake

January 03, 2014 - After traveling to Eastlake to spend New Years Eve with the girlfriend, and failing to see any fireworks through the thi...
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Journeys Around Seattle, 2014: Introduction

January 01, 2014 - One of my goals for 2014 is to embark on at least one interesting "photo expedition" every week. Most likely this will b...
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