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Getting High on Magpie

Magpie Gulch is a narrow, twisty road in Montana that leads to the top of the world. Well, it feels like the top of the world. To show off my favorite state to friends Tom and Janet I drove by Canyon Ferry Lake and into the Big Belt Mountain Range. In some places the road looks as if a vintage […]

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Things You Don’t See in my PNW Neighborhood

When I moved to the Pacific Northwest five years ago, I was astounded with the differences after living in the Midwest the majority of my life. The people, attitudes, food, climate, traffic, values (and/or lack of), traditions, thoughts, clothing…..everything was different. Sometimes better, sometimes worse, but always different. I fumbled through the new world, planning routes […]

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Mystery Weekend in Langely

Two friends and I decided to leave the comforts of the city – rush hour traffic, houses so close we hear noises from our neighbors we would rather not hear, demanding jobs and the incessant buzz of sirens, traffic ‘copters, dogs, and my six children – for the peace of Whidbey Island for a cozy […]

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