Falling For Fall in the Pacific Northwest

I am a sucker for fall colors!  This year, in the Pacific Northwest, the colors are incredible.  We have had more rain this October than any other in history, but when it does stop raining the colors are bright and all kinds of shades.  I'm in love!

snipits from our roadtrip adventures

Molson, Washington

Tacoma Youth Chorus

Washington DC area

We visited Washington D.C last week, and I cannot even put to words how amazing our trip was! To say the area was nothing like I had imagined is an understatement. It is one of the few areas we just never got around to visiting, and yes I used to live in Connecticut and I should have made time. We live in the Seattle area currently, and we are always stuck in a traffic jam, no matter what time of day we try to go out. It is always noisy and smoggy even in the location we live which is 30 miles away from the big downtown area. In the DC area we stayed in Gaithersburg, about 20 miles away from the National Mall.

The Rialto Theatre

First Day of Summer!

Mayflower Dairy Farm, Washington State

the action or process of causing so much damage to something that it no longer exists or cannot be repaired.
"the destruction of the library in Alexandria"
synonyms: demolition, wrecking, ruination, blasting, bombing; More
the action or process of killing or being killed.
"the wanton destruction of human life"
synonyms: annihilation, obliteration, elimination, eradication, liquidation; More
a cause of someone's ruin.
"gambling was his destruction"

I am sharing just a few cell phone snaps I took today of the state of the Mayflower Dairy Farm buildings. This property is now owned by the Pierce County Parks and will become Cross Park. For years photographers, Professional and otherwise, have been coming out and doing photo shoots on this great location. Unfortunately the state that the barns and properties are left in when some bad apples visit the location is going to ruin it for everyone else. In just the 2 days since I was out there last, there have been vehicles in the property driving about and creating destruction, there is trash left all over including McDonalds trash, and bags of household trash. I am sharing these quick #iphone snaps just to pass this message along. If you do not appreciate the property and destroy it for others, no one will get to appreciate it and the history will be gone.

***If you would like more information on the state of this park and/or how you can help, here is a link: Cross Park

Tiny little camera

We got this new cute little camera at a discounted rate in exchange for a review, but all opinions are my own.

Love this new little camera! It's waterproof so we were able to take it right outside and play in the Seattle rainy spring sunshine, and it's small and compact, perfect to take along on a trip, throw into a backpack for hiking or just keep it in the car close and handy. My 8 year old was able to figure out everything on the camera and the case quicker than i could, and this still photo she took while playing in the rain with the moving dog. Pretty crisp and clear. These are a great price point on Amazon and they would make a perfect gift for someone that's going away to camp or on a trip, without spending an arm and a leg. So cute! #camera #BorninHawaii #adventure #gift

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