The tulip fields of the Pacific Northwest are a draw during the month of April when these colorful flowers spring forth from bulbs at farms from Washington to Oregon.
We’ve discovered the Rails to Trails routes in the Pacific Northwest and have found them a great way to explore. As American residents of Germany, summertime finds us traveling throughout the United States. Our travels always involve distance walking of some sort, so we have had the opportunity to explore many of America’s Rails to Trails paths. What a great idea it was to convert unused railroad beds to useable trails. These trails are good for enjoying the outdoors and also for getting a little exercise. Most of the trails are fairly easy to traverse, being fairly flat or having slight inclines, due to previous train use.
Last week in Seattle, 175 brides said “I do” to an invitation to a bridal show case. More than 100 of those brides-to-be showed up on February 17th at the Pan Pacific Hotel to watch a mock wedding and attend a reception for the ”bride” and “groom”, along with the “parents” of the lucky couple and other “friends” and “relatives”. It was a fascinating experience that entranced many brides-to-be.
Copperleaf Restaurant, located at the Cedarbrook Lodge in Seattle, has been named as best new restaurant in the US by Gayot for its farm-to-table cuisine and commitment to locally sourced ingredients. The Copperleaf Restaurant seats only 30 people per sitting, so call for reservations in advance. It is worth the extra effort.