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2015 PNW trip day 5-6: Vancouver, BC

2015 PNW trip day 5-6: Vancouver, BC

We’ve been in Vancouver, British Columbia for two days now, and it hasn’t been love at first sight. True, its location is stunning, as you can see below.

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But the city is very large, very crowded, and very noisy. In addition,...

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2015 PNW trip day 4: Seattle, WA

2015 PNW trip day 4: Seattle, WA

Day 4 of our summer trip was spent in Seattle. Even before we left our hotel by the airport we heard about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision ruling in favor of marriage equality. The rainbow flag was flying over the headquarters of Starbuck’s as we drove (or rather crept) by on...

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2015 PNW trip day 3: Tacoma, WA

2015 PNW trip day 3: Tacoma, WA

Day 3 of our 2015 Pacific Northwest road trip took us to Tacoma, Washington’s third largest city (after Seattle and Spokane). My personal highlight of our half-day visit was the garden of Peter Herpst, the Outlaw Gardener. Peter was gracious enough to show me around even though I...

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2015 PNW trip day 1-2: Portland, OR

2015 PNW trip day 1-2: Portland, OR

If from yesterday’s post you guessed that we’re headed to the Canadian province of British Columbia, you would be correct. But we’re not there quite yet. Day 1 (really just a half a day) and day 2 were spent in Portland, Oregon, one of my favorite cities in the U.S. You may...

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…a long ride to freedom

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Jun 24, 2015
…a long ride to freedom

It's been a heck of a learning curve......about the upbringing of chickens. I have blogged too many times about this subject. Once again....I am going to cluck some more about chickens.....in a simple way for the beginner farmer about the chicks....not...

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….this dog forces me to work

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Jun 24, 2015
….this dog forces me to work

Every morning I get up.....grab my coffee ....do my readings on the net. I am limited to the time spent doing this.....Lucky will come up to me such as in the picture above......and starts in on her "time to go to work Farmer Deno" routine. This has...

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Off to the land of poutine and Nanaimo bars

Off to the land of poutine and Nanaimo bars

Do you know what poutine and Nanaimo bars are? If so, you know where we are headed on our 2015 summer vacation.

Here’s a photo of poutine:

Poutine. Photo by Yuri Long from Arlington, VA, USA (road_trip-9349.jpg) , via Wikimedia...

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2015 Pacific Northwest trip index

2015 Pacific Northwest trip index

Here are all the posts from our summer 2015 road trip through the Pacific Northwest.

Miles driven: 2,699 (4,343 km)
States/provinces visited: 4 (California, Oregon, Washington; British Columbia)

Daily posts from the road:

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Craftsman-inspired front yard in Carmichael, CA (design by Chris Corbett)

Craftsman-inspired front yard in Carmichael, CA (design by Chris Corbett)

Last Friday I showed you a fenced entry courtyard designed by Chris Corbett. After we were done photographing that project, we drove to the Sacramento suburb of Carmichael to see another front yard redesign. This one has a larger scope. In addition to the hardscape and planting scheme,...

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Gerhard on Google Street View

Gerhard on Google Street View

A couple of months ago, as I was stepping out of the house to get the mail, I saw a Google Street View car drive down our street. Little did I know that I would feature quite prominently in the photos of our house. Really, what are the odds?

The photos of...

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