John’s Camping Picks | No Reservations Required!

John’s Camping Picks | No Reservations Required!

Glacier View Campground
Where: Lake Wenatchee
Dates: April – October
Need To Know: Located on the south shore of Lake Wenatchee. This campground offers 23 standard non-electric sites, 16 of which are a short walk from the parking area and all of which are first-come, first-served.

 

Owhi Campground
Where: Cooper Lake, Cle Elum
Dates: June – October
Need To Know: This walk-in campground on Cooper Lake offers 22 tent-only sites and is only a short walk from the parking lot.

 

Obstruction Pass
Where: Orcas Island
Dates: Open Year Round
Need To Know: Follow the half-mile trail through a low forest to the bluff and down to the beach. Don’t forget to snag one of nine first-come, first-served campsites near the south end of the park.

 

Second Beach
Where: Olympic Peninsula
Dates: Open Year Round
Need To Know: A short hike of 0.7 miles one way to the beach. A few forested sites are available but mostly beach camping. Camping space can be scarce in summer!
John’s Summer Concert Picks

John’s Summer Concert Picks

Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown
When: Saturday, July 2, 2022 | 6pm
Where: Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
Tickets

 

Fleet Foxes, Shore Tour with Tim Bernardes
When: Friday, July 15, 2022 | 7pm
Where: Marymoor Park
Tickets

 

The Dusty 45s
When: Saturday, July 23, 2022 | 9pm
Where: Little Red Hen
Tickets

 

George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic
When: Thursday, July 28, 2022 | 5:30pm
Where: Woodland Park Zoo
Tickets

 

Leon Bridges
When: Tuesday, August 30 & Wednesday, August 31, 2022 | 7pm
Where: Marymoor Park
Tickets

 

Ziggy Marley: A Live Tribute to His Father
When: Friday, September 9, 2022 | 7pm
Where: Chateau Ste Michelle Winery
Tickets

 

 

 

Local Farmers Markets

Local Farmers Markets

Ballard Farmers Market
When: Year-round | Sundays
Hours: 9am – 2pm
Where: 5345 Ballard Ave NW | Seattle

Bellevue Farmers Market
When: May – October | Thursdays
Hours: 3pm – 7pm
Where: 1717 Bellevue Way NE | Bellevue

Burien Farmers Market
When: Year-round | Thursdays
Hours: 10am – 6pm
Where: 427 SW 152nd St | Burien

Capitol Hill Farmers Market
When: Year-round | Sundays
Hours: 11am – 3pm
Where: E Barbara Bailey Way | Seattle

Columbia City Farmers Market
When: May – October | Wednesdays
Hours: 3pm – 7pm
Where: 37th Ave S & S Edmunds St | Seattle

Issaquah Farmers Market
When: May – September | Saturdays
Hours: 9am – 2pm
Where: 1730 10th Ave NW | Issaquah

Kirkland Wednesday Market
When: June – September | Wednesdays
Hours: 2pm – 7pm
Where: 25 Lakeshore Plaza | Kirkland

Magnolia Farmers Market
When: June – October | Saturdays
Hours: 10am – 2pm
Where: W McGraw St, 33rd Ave W | Seattle

Mercer Island Farmers Market
When: June – September | Sundays
Hours: 10am – 3pm
Where: 7700 SE 32nd St | Mercer Island

Phinney Farmers Market
When: June – September | Fridays
Hours: 3pm – 7pm
Where: 6761 Phinney Ave N | Seattle

Queen Anne Farmers Market
When: June – October | Thursdays
Hours: 3pm – 7:30pm
Where: Queen Anne Ave N & W Crockett St | Seattle

Redmond Saturday Market
When: May – October | Saturdays
Hours: 9am – 2pm
Where: 9900 Willows Rd NE | Redmond

Sammamish Farmers Market
When: May – September | Wednesdays
Hours: 4pm – 8pm
Where: 801 228th Ave SE | Sammamish

South Lake Union Saturday Market
When: May – September | Saturdays
Hours: 11am – 4pm
Where: 139 9th Ave N | Seattle

Tukwila Village Farmers Market
When: June – October | Wednesdays
Hours: 4pm – 7pm
Where: 14350 Tukwila International Blvd | Tukwila

University District Farmers Market
When: Year-round | Saturdays
Hours: 9am – 2pm
Where: 5031 University Way NE | Seattle

Wallingford Farmers Market
When: May – September | Wednesdays
Hours: 3pm – 7pm
Where: 4800 Meridian Ave N | Seattle

West Seattle Farmers Market
When: Year-round | Sundays
Hours: 10am – 2pm
Where: Cnr SW Alaska St & California Ave SW | Seattle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Big Brothers Big Sisters

How to donate: Check out their website to see the variety of donation drop off locations in the Seattle area.

Elizabeth Gregory Home

How to donate: Bring donations to 1604 NE 50th St, Seattle.
Hours: Sunday – Friday 9AM – 4PM

Facing Homelessness

How to donate: Bring donations to 4001 9th Ave NE, Seattle.
Hours: Tuesday – Thursday 3PM – 5PM | Saturday 12pm – 5pm

Humble Designs

How to donate: Bring donations to 2925 S 112th St, Tukwila.
Hours: Mondays & Tuesdays 10AM – 2PM

Mary’s Place

How to donate: Bring donations to 720 Blanchard St, Seattle.
Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM | Saturday – Sunday 9AM – 1PM

Wellspring Family Services

How to donate: Bring donations to 1900 Rainier Ave S. Seattle.
Hours: Monday – Friday 9AM – 4:30PM

Holiday Light Displays and Events

Holiday Light Displays and Events

The holiday season has begun! Here are some fun holiday light displays and events to get you out and about this season. Enjoy!

Candy Cane Lane

When: December 10 – December 26, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: N.E. Park Rd., at the cross street of 21st Ave. N.E.

 

Winter Solstice Holiday Market

When: December 19, 11:00am – 5:00pm

Where: Magnuson Park | 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle

 

Olympic Manor Neighborhood Light Display

When: 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Where: 23rd Ave NW & NW 85th St, Seattle

 

Zoo Lights

When: November 26 – January 2, 4:30pm – 10:00pm

Where: Tacoma Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

 

WildLanterns

When: November 12 – January 30, 4:00pm – 8:30pm

Where: Woodland Park Zoo

 

The Lights of Christmas

When: November 26-28, December 1-5, 8-12, 15-23, 26-30, January 2-8

Where: 20800 Marine Dr, Stanwood

 

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes

Welcome to fall in the PNW! We live for summers, but thankfully there are great things to look forward to this season, including our favorite holiday of them all: Halloween. Here are some fun pumpkin patches and corn mazes to get you out and about this season. Enjoy!

Snohomish

 

Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm
The Farm at Swans Trail
Craven Farm
Stalker Farms

 

Lake Stevens

 

Carleton Farms

 

Puyallup

 

Picha Farms
Spooner Farms

 

Kent

 

Carpinito Brothers Farm

 

Redmond

 

Serres Farm

 

Carnation

 

Remlinger Farms
Oxbow Farm

 

Arlington

 

Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

 

Enumclaw

 

Thomasson Family Farm

 

Issaquah

 

Fox Hollow Family Farm

 

 

 

Welcome to fall in the PNW! We live for summers, but thankfully there are great things to look forward to this season, including our favorite holiday of them all: Halloween. Here are some fun pumpkin patches and corn mazes to get you out and about this season. Enjoy!

Snohomish

 

Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm
The Farm at Swans Trail
Craven Farm
Stalker Farms

 

Lake Stevens

 

Carleton Farms

 

Puyallup

 

Picha Farms
Spooner Farms

 

Kent

 

Carpinito Brothers Farm

 

Redmond

 

Serres Farm

 

Carnation

 

Remlinger Farms
Oxbow Farm

 

Arlington

 

Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

 

Enumclaw

 

Thomasson Family Farm

 

Issaquah

 

Fox Hollow Family Farm

 

 

 

Welcome to fall in the PNW! We live for summers, but thankfully there are great things to look forward to this season, including our favorite holiday of them all: Halloween. Here are some fun pumpkin patches and corn mazes to get you out and about this season. Enjoy!

Snohomish

 

Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm
The Farm at Swans Trail
Craven Farm
Stalker Farms

 

Lake Stevens

 

Carleton Farms

 

Puyallup

 

Picha Farms
Spooner Farms

 

Kent

 

Carpinito Brothers Farm

 

Redmond

 

Serres Farm

 

Carnation

 

Remlinger Farms
Oxbow Farm

 

Arlington

 

Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

 

Enumclaw

 

Thomasson Family Farm

 

Issaquah

 

Fox Hollow Family Farm

 

 

 

Welcome to fall in the PNW! We live for summers, but thankfully there are great things to look forward to this season, including our favorite holiday of them all: Halloween. Here are some fun pumpkin patches and corn mazes to get you out and about this season. Enjoy!

Snohomish

 

Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm
The Farm at Swans Trail
Craven Farm
Stalker Farms

 

Lake Stevens

 

Carleton Farms

 

Puyallup

 

Picha Farms
Spooner Farms

 

Kent

 

Carpinito Brothers Farm

 

Redmond

 

Serres Farm

 

Carnation

 

Remlinger Farms
Oxbow Farm

 

Arlington

 

Biringer’s Black Crow Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze

 

Enumclaw

 

Thomasson Family Farm

 

Issaquah

 

Fox Hollow Family Farm

 

 

 

Sky Valley | John’s Outdoor Adventure Picks

Sky Valley | John’s Outdoor Adventure Picks

The most valuable time we spend with our family is in nature. This month, we’re highlighting one of our favorite areas: Sky Valley. We love our family cabin in Skykomish. It’s just 1.5hrs away from Seattle and the area is stunning. There are so many great little river towns that run along the Skykomish as you climb Highway 2 up to Stevens Pass with easy access to hiking, swimming, fishing, and relaxing. Here are some beautiful spots for your next getaway!

We took our kids and our friends, Eddie & Christina, a couple of summers ago with the babes on our backs (and fronts).

Easy Hike with Kids: Deception Falls
0.6-mile loop trail with magical creeks, moss-covered old-growth forest, and a roaring waterfall.

Moderate Hike: Trout Lake
3.0-mile roundtrip hike with additional lakes to explore if you’d like to go even further.

Challenging Hike: Lake Serene Trail
7.2-mile hiking trail with a possible detour to the beautiful Bridal Falls along the way.

Swimming Holes: Big EddyMoney Creek Campground
Great river spots for all ages, or check out Eagle Falls for the adventurous.

Activity with Kids: Great Northern and Cascade Railway
Free 1/8 scale train rides in the historic and adorable town of Skykomish.

Fishing: Beckler River, Skykomish River, Fish Lake
Flyfish on Beckler or Skykomish, or head over the pass to rent a pontoon boat on Fish Lake.

Cabin Rentals: treelinerentals.com
Spectacular properties in the Sky Valley area, including our cabin on the Skykomish.

Spring Cleaning: Where to Sustainably Donate Items

Spring Cleaning: Where to Sustainably Donate Items

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS

(Schedule a home pick-up)

Helping children realize their potential and build their futures.

Accepted Items:

  • Clothing
  • Bedding
  • Books
  • Toys
  • Power tools (not industrial)
  • Electronics
  • Home goods
  • Kitchen ware
  • Sporting goods

DESERT INDUSTRIES

(Drop off by appointment only, Shoreline)

Creating job and career training for community members.

Accepted Items:

  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Toys
  • Home goods
  • Outdoor Items
  • Exercise Equipment

DRESS FOR SUCCESS SEATTLE

(Drop offs, Pacific Place)

Offering long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty.

Accepted Items:

  • Women’s professional clothing

FACING HOMELESSNESS

(Drop offs, University District)

Inviting all of us to come closer, and to contribute our unique passions and skills toward the effort of ending homelessness.

Accepted Items:

  • Adult hats
  • Gloves
  • Coats
  • Backpacks
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tents & tarps

HUMBLE DESIGN

(Drop off by appointment only, Kent)

Serving individuals, families, and veterans emerging from homelessness by transforming empty houses into welcoming homes.

Accepted Items:

  • Furniture
  • Decor
  • Kitchen & bath items
  • Household Items

MARY’S PLACE

(Drop offs, Sodo)

Providing safe, inclusive shelter and services that support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness.

Accepted Items:

  • Clothing
  • Small Toys
  • Baby Items
  • Twin Sheets

fRIENDS OF THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY

(By Appointment)

Dedicated to promoting our Library as an essential institution of society and supporting its mission and vision.

Accepted Items:

  • Books

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

(Drop Off, Locations Vary)

Joining the community to listen, engage, and build relationships that assist and advocate for individuals and families to meet basic needs and achieve stability and self-sufficiency.

Accepted Items:

  • Clothing
  • Furniture
  • Linens
  • Books
  • Electronics
  • Household goods

WELLSPRING FAMILY SERVICES

(Drop Off, Mt. Baker)

Connecting families in crisis to the services needed to regain and maintain stability.

Accepted Items:

  • Baby/kids Clothes
  • Furniture
  • Blankets
  • School Supplies

WESTSIDE BABY

(Drop Off, White Center, South Lake Union, and Other Collection Sites)

Providing essential items to local children in need.

Accepted Items:

  • Car Seats
  • Bedding
  • Clothes
  • Baby equipment
  • Small toys
  • Books
  • Unopened Hygiene Products

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