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I'm Vicki and I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA.  I was known on Squidoo as VickiSims and I am continuing to share my Pacific Northwest travels and tails on Hubpages.  You will usually find me exploring the outdoors, hiking, camping, birdwatching, gardening, spending time with friends, family and my dogs.   I also enjoy traveling to other places, cooking, reading, crafts and some do-it-yourself projects.

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  • The Best Dog Poop Bag Dispenser
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    The Best Dog Poop Bag Dispenser

    2 years ago

    This isn't a glamorous topic or a product that anyone eagerly dreams about buying, but a poop bag dispenser is something every responsible dog owner needs. As everyone who has a dog knows, when you take a dog for a...

  • Winter Flowers For Your Garden
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    Winter Flowers For Your Garden

    23 months ago

    Is your garden bare and uninteresting in winter? Would you love to see some flowers blooming during the winter? If you live in USDA climate zones 4-10, you can have flowers in the winter.

  • Christmas in Seattle
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    Christmas in Seattle

    2 years ago

    Seattle is a beautiful place to be during the holiday season with many unique Christmas traditions including music, dance and outdoor activities that can be enjoyed by the entire family.

  • The Capitol Christmas Tree 2013
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    The Capitol Christmas Tree 2013

    2 years ago

    One of the most interesting national holiday traditions in the United States is the Capitol Christmas Tree. Although the tradition of lighting a Christmas tree in front of the Capitol building goes back to 1963, the...

  • The Seattle Gingerbread Village
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    The Seattle Gingerbread Village

    23 months ago

    The Seattle Sheraton Gingerbread Village has been a holiday tradition for over 20 years. Each year the theme is different, but these beautiful creations amaze both young and old.

  • Nite Ize LED Dog Tag
    3

    Nite Ize LED Dog Tag

    2 years ago

    Since I have two energetic border collies who need plenty of exercise every day, in the winter months we usually have some off leash time outside when it is dark. Although they are far from any roads, where I would...

  • Grandma's Enamel Turkey Roasting Pan
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    Grandma's Enamel Turkey Roasting Pan

    2 years ago

    For the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday meals turkey is often on the menu, but what is the best way to roast a turkey?

  • Krups Egg Cooker
    3

    Krups Egg Cooker

    3 years ago

    I'm not really a kitchen gadget person because I usually find it quicker and easier to use a simple tool like a pot, knife, or other hand utensil. The downside to kitchen appliances is that they require storage space...

  • Tambark Creek Dog Park
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    Tambark Creek Dog Park

    21 months ago

    Looking for a new dog park to take your dog for a run in Snohomish County, Washington? Tambark Creek is one of the newest off-leash dog areas - come check it out!

  • Full Rip 9.0 - the Next Big Earthqake in the Pacific Northwest
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    Full Rip 9.0 - the Next Big Earthqake in the Pacific Northwest

    12 months ago

    Massive 9.0 earthquakes occur in the Pacific Northwest when the entire length of the Juan de Fuca plate is pushed under the North American plate. When will the next "full rip" occur and are we ready?

  • Snoqualmie Falls and Salish Lodge
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    Snoqualmie Falls and Salish Lodge

    13 months ago

    Taller than Niagara Falls and only a half-hour drive from Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls is one of the most beautiful and romantic spots in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Fun with a Hidden Camera
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    Fun with a Hidden Camera

    3 years ago

    Maybe it is because I've always loved mysteries and have often wished I could be a fly on the wall, but some of my favorite toys are my trail cams. Trail cams are also called game cameras, surveillance cameras or...

  • Top Things to see at the Seattle Center
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    Top Things to see at the Seattle Center

    4 months ago

    Wondering what there is to see and do and the Seattle Center? On this page are my favorite places to spend a day at Seattle's cultural and art hub.

  • Tips for Hiking With Your Dog
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    Tips for Hiking With Your Dog

    18 months ago

    If you are considering doing some hiking with your dog, it is a great way for both you and your dog to get some exercise, but to have a safe and fun trip does require some preparation and planning.

  • Lunch From a Seattle Food Truck
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    Lunch From a Seattle Food Truck

    2 years ago

    Dig into an affordable, delicious meal from one of the gourmet food trucks that roam the streets of Seattle. With so many great choices, the only problem is deciding what street food to eat.

  • The Basilica Cistern of Istanbul
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    The Basilica Cistern of Istanbul

    23 months ago

    Descend under the city of Istanbul to view the Basilica Cistern, part of the ancient water system that was built about 1500 years ago during the Byzantine era.

  • What is a Mountain Beaver?
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    What is a Mountain Beaver?

    24 months ago

    The Mountain Beaver - Real or Myth? - Is the Mountain Beaver an Imaginary Creature? Does such an animal really exist or is it a mythical creature like a jackalope?

  • The Peace Arch
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    The Peace Arch

    23 months ago

    If you have crossed the busy US-Canada border near Blaine, Washington, you may have noticed the tall white monument and wondered what it is, who built it and why it was built.

  • Whidbey Island's Patmore Pit Dog Park
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    Whidbey Island's Patmore Pit Dog Park

    2 years ago

    If at all possible I like to take my dogs with me wherever I go and Whidbey Island is one of my favorite places. Whidbey Island is great destination for people who live in the Seattle area and are looking for either a...

  • Ruby - the July Birthstone
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    Ruby - the July Birthstone

    2 years ago

    What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of the color red? The first thing that I thought of was ruby red. Rubies have been one of the most treasured and valuable gems in the world since the...

  • Grow Currants and Gooseberries - Genus Ribes
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    Grow Currants and Gooseberries - Genus Ribes

    2 years ago

    Gooseberries and Currants are closely related members of the genus of plants called Ribes. (Pronounced like "Rye-bees") Alhough many people grow currants and gooseberry plants for their delicious fruit, they...

  • Planning a Vacation to Maui Hawaii
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    Planning a Vacation to Maui Hawaii

    13 months ago

    Escape the winter cold and spend a week exploring the tropical paradise of Maui. Take a whale-watching cruise, see a sunrise from the top of a volcano and enjoy a traditional Hawaiian luau and more.

  • Planning a Vacation to Ambergris Caye Belize
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    Planning a Vacation to Ambergris Caye Belize

    13 months ago

    Looking for a beautiful, tropical get-away? See why one of my favorite vacation destinations is Ambergris Caye, an amazing island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea.

  • Twinkie Recipes and Twinkie Cake Pans
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    Twinkie Recipes and Twinkie Cake Pans

    2 years ago

    If you've found this page, you've undoubtedly heard the news that the company that makes Hostess Twinkies has closed their doors and gone out of business. If you, like many others are mourning the loss of one of...

  • Mukilteo Dog Park in Snohomish County Washington
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    Mukilteo Dog Park in Snohomish County Washington

    18 months ago

    Enjoy a visit to what local residents refer to as the Japanese Gulch Dog Park, but is formally named the Tails and Trails Mukilteo Dog Park in the city of Mukilteo in Snohomish County Washington.

  • Here Comes SantaCon
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    Here Comes SantaCon

    2 years ago

    This year get into the holiday spirit by joining in a Santapalooza, Santarchy or Santa Pub Crawl. Find a Santa Con near you and be ready to participate by getting your SantaCon costume!

  • Oktoberfest Costumes
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    Oktoberfest Costumes

    3 years ago

    On of my favorite Seattle area festivals is the Fremont Oktoberfest. The event is held every September and is designed fun for the whole family - even the dog! There is face painting for kids, pumpkin chainsaw carving...

  • What is the Seattle Underground Tour?
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    What is the Seattle Underground Tour?

    13 months ago

    Descend under the streets of Seattle's historic Pioneer Square district and discover the hidden old frontier town of Seattle as it was before the great Seattle fire of 1889.

  • Discover the Seattle Aquarium
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    Discover the Seattle Aquarium

    4 months ago

    The Seattle Aquarium is one of my favorite places to spend a day in Seattle. It is a great place for both adults and children to learn about oceans and the creatures that live there.

  • How to Make an Easy and Delicious Blueberry Crisp
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    How to Make an Easy and Delicious Blueberry Crisp

    23 months ago

    Need a delicious blueberry dessert and don't have time to make and roll out pastry to make a pie? Make a quick and easy blueberry crisp instead using my versatile, easy recipe.

  • Growing Your Own Blueberries
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    Growing Your Own Blueberries

    10 months ago

    Trying to choose between attractive landscaping or a garden for fruit? Landscaping with blueberry shrubs can do both - a beautiful plant year round and delicious fruit for both people and wildlife.

  • Cavalero Hill Dog Park - Snohomish County Dog Parks
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    Cavalero Hill Dog Park - Snohomish County Dog Parks

    2 years ago

    With my two border collies Tim and Hank as my companions we have set out to visit and review the off leash dog parks we find both in our local area and in our travels. Recently we visited the Cavalero Hill Off-leash Dog...

  • The Blue Mosque Of Istanbul
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    The Blue Mosque Of Istanbul

    2 years ago

    The Sultan Ahmed Camii is the most famous mosque of Istanbul. Step inside to see the Iznik tiles covering the ceiling of the top dome to understand why it is commonly called the "Blue Mosque".

  • "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett
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    "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett

    23 months ago

    "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett is a novel set in Mississippi that explores race relations during the most turbulent period of the civil rights movement in the early 1960s.

  • A Trip to Marymoor Dog Park
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    A Trip to Marymoor Dog Park

    21 months ago

    Take a visit to Marymoor Off-leash dog area and find out why most locals consider it to be the best dog park in the Seattle area.

  • The Seattle Ducks Tour
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    The Seattle Ducks Tour

    14 months ago

    For those who think tours are predictable and boring, the Seattle Ducks tour will be a surprise. It is a 90 minute land and sea adventure in an amphibious vehicle with a hilarious captain at the helm.

  • Magnuson Dog Park - The Best Dog Park in Seattle
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    Magnuson Dog Park - The Best Dog Park in Seattle

    23 months ago

    The Seattle Parks Department has 14 off-leash dog parks, so which one is the best? See the reasons why my vote goes to Magnuson Dog Park!

  • Seattle's Haunted Pike Place Market
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    Seattle's Haunted Pike Place Market

    13 months ago

    Is Seattle's famous Pike Place Market haunted? Learn about some of the spooky stories, unexplained eerie experiences , take a ghost tour and then decide for yourself.

  • Wild Horses Monument in Washington State
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    Wild Horses Monument in Washington State

    13 months ago

    The story of the popular monument to wild horses that can be seen from I-90 a few miles east of Vantage, WA.

  • How to Help the Bees
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    How to Help the Bees

    2 years ago

    Like many people I've been concerned about the decline of the honeybee population and wished there was something I could do to help. Recently I was delighted to learn about a project called the Great Sunflower Project...

  • Remembering the Seattle Waterfront Trolley
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    Remembering the Seattle Waterfront Trolley

    2 years ago

    The Metro #99 bus route connects many of the most popular attractions in Seattle, but many people hope for the return of the trolley cars that once provided transportation to and from the waterfront.

  • An Escape to Edmonds Washington
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    An Escape to Edmonds Washington

    13 months ago

    Want to escape the urbanized hustle and bustle of Seattle? Escape for a day to Edmonds, a quaint, historic little town nestled along the shores of Puget Sound less than an hour away.

  • The Joys of the Salmonberry - A Pacific Northwest Native Shrub
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    The Joys of the Salmonberry - A Pacific Northwest Native Shrub

    24 months ago

    The salmonberry, Rubus Spectabilis, is a common shrub of the Pacific Northwest that many consider it a weed. A closer look reveals a native shrub that is beautiful and attracts birds and wildlife.

  • The Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park
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    The Seattle Art Museum Sculpture Park

    13 months ago

    Take a stroll through the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, featuring sculptures by 16 world renowned sculptors displayed among native plants of the Pacific Northwest .

  • The Seattle to Bainbridge Island Ferry
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    The Seattle to Bainbridge Island Ferry

    13 months ago

    The Washington State Ferry system provides transportation across Puget Sound and to several islands in Washington State. The most traveled route is the voyage from Seattle to Bainbridge Island.

  • Marina Beach Dog Park Edmonds WA
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    Marina Beach Dog Park Edmonds WA

    3 years ago

    One of my favorite off-leash dog areas in Snohomish County is the Marina Beach Off-Leash Dog Park in Edmonds. Located about 20 miles north of Seattle, the Edmonds Marina Beach Off-Leash Dog Area is a fun place for both...

  • St Patricks Day Lucky Phone Charms
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    St Patricks Day Lucky Phone Charms

    2 years ago

    St Patrick's Day is the time of the year that we are reminded of good luck and symbols of luck - rainbows, pots of gold, four leaf clovers, horseshoes, rabbits feet and lucky pennies. Many of us have something we think...

  • The Skagit River Bald Eagles
    83

    The Skagit River Bald Eagles

    13 months ago

    The largest gathering of wintering bald eagles in the US is an area along the Skagit River in Washington State. Viewing the eagles on a float trip down the river is a memorable experience.

  • The 1962 Seattle World's Fair
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    The 1962 Seattle World's Fair

    4 months ago

    What did people in the 1960s imagine the world would be like in the year 2000? Take a step back in time to the 1962 Seattle World's Fair to see how accurately the future of technology was predicted.

  • Sell or Trade an Unwanted Gift Card
    108

    Sell or Trade an Unwanted Gift Card

    13 months ago

    Have you ever received an unwanted gift card and wished you could trade it for a different gift card or sell it for cash? You can have your wish from companies that buy, sell and trade gift cards.

  • The Seattle Center Monorail
    8

    The Seattle Center Monorail

    13 months ago

    The a legacy of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, the Seattle Monorail is a fun, fast and easy way to get to and from the main Seattle downtown area to the Seattle Center.

  • The Seattle Space Needle
    34

    The Seattle Space Needle

    13 months ago

    he Space Needle is the most recognizable building on Seattle skyline and one of its most popular attractions. So what is the history of this famous building and how is the view from the top?

  • A Maui Sunrise and Haleakala Volcano Downhill Bike Trip
    48

    A Maui Sunrise and Haleakala Volcano Downhill Bike Trip

    9 months ago

    What is it like to see the Mount Haleakala Sunrise and then take the Downhill Bike Trip?

  • Strawberry Fields Dog Park Snohomish County Washington
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    Strawberry Fields Dog Park Snohomish County Washington

    3 years ago

    The Strawberry Fields for Rover Off Leash Dog Park in Snohomish County is a dog park I enjoy visiting with my dogs. It is about 6 acres in size and located in north Marysville, WA between Smokey Point and Marysville...

  • The Seattle Christmas Ship Festival
    27

    The Seattle Christmas Ship Festival

    12 months ago

    The Seattle Christmas Ship Festival has been a holiday tradition in the Seattle area for over 60 years. See what brings people out to parade in boats and gather along the shore rain or shine.

  • Seattle Travel Tips
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    Seattle Travel Tips

    23 months ago

    Seattle is the most northern of major cities in the US and is appropriately nicknamed the Emerald City. Surrounded by evergreen forests, snow capped mountains, the waters of Puget Sound to the west and Lake Washington...

  • You've Been Jingled
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    You've Been Jingled

    13 months ago

    Jingle your neighbors to start a fun holiday tradition that will help build stronger community ties while bringing more excitement and fun to the season. The game can also be played with co-workers.

  • Crashed Witch Halloween Decoration
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    Crashed Witch Halloween Decoration

    14 months ago

    If you've seen those hilarious crashed witch Halloween decorations, it is easy to make a more durable one yourself by using recycled materials from your own closet, garage sales or thrift shops.

  • Willis Tucker Dog Park
    3

    Willis Tucker Dog Park

    21 months ago

    Willis Tucker County Park in Snohomish County, WA has a great off-leash dog area with 3 separate completely fenced areas to provide dogs and their people a place to exercise and have fun.

  • The Ballard Locks in Seattle
    28

    The Ballard Locks in Seattle

    13 months ago

    The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, also known as The Ballard Locks, is one of the most interesting, fun and free places to visit in Seattle.

  • A Border Collie Day
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    A Border Collie Day

    21 months ago

    What does a dog who is an active breed like a border collie do all day to stay busy? This is the story about Tim, my border collie who lives in the burbs and what he does in a typical day.

  • Adventures of a Border Collie Living in the Burbs
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    Adventures of a Border Collie Living in the Burbs

    22 months ago

    Have you ever had a dog that was the most troublesome and difficult to train mutt you've ever had, but loved more than any of the others you've ever had? Meet Skye, the most challenging dog I know.

  • Christmas Holiday Solar Lights
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    Christmas Holiday Solar Lights

    3 years ago

    Solar powered lights for outdoor Christmas holiday lighting and displays is convenient, easy and earth-friendly. Light up your home and garden like the Griswolds without being concerned about long extension cords,...

  • Christmas and Holiday Phone Charms
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    Christmas and Holiday Phone Charms

    3 years ago

    A cell phone charm is a small trinket that is attached to a cell phone or cell phone case. They are similar to charms worn on bracelets. The first time I saw one was several years ago, when my mother-in-law showed me...

  • Edible Wild Berries
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    Edible Wild Berries

    10 months ago

    Wild Berries are a natural, nutritious source of food that are fr for the picking. Learn to identify the edible wild berries in your area to add some delicious new ingedients to your meals.

  • Here are the Sonics
    5

    Here are the Sonics

    23 months ago

    Who are the Sonics? Many have heard their music and they have influenced numerous other musicians. They are probably one of the most famous bands of the Seattle area that you've never heard of.

  • The Haunted Port Townsend Lighthouse
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    The Haunted Port Townsend Lighthouse

    23 months ago

    Is the Port Wilson Lighthouse haunted? Decide yourself after reading about the history of the lighthouse and the numerous stories of weird experiences reported by people who lived there.

  • Fun and Spooky Halloween Cell Phone Charms
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    Fun and Spooky Halloween Cell Phone Charms

    2 years ago

    A cell phone charm is a small trinket that is attached to a cell phone or cell phone case. They are similar to charms that are worn on bracelets. Cell phone charms are a functional and fun cell phone accessory and make...

  • Go Green With Halloween Solar Lights and Decorations
    44

    Go Green With Halloween Solar Lights and Decorations

    3 years ago

    Outdoor solar lights for Halloween are convenient, easy to use and earth-friendly. Light up your home and garden without being concerned about extension cords, over-crowded outlets or remote power-sources. You no...

  • Shrunken Apple Heads
    146

    Shrunken Apple Heads

    15 months ago

    With some adult supervision and help with the carving process, creating creepy shrunken heads from apples is fall fun for the whole family and is an easy Halloween craft for kids.

  • You've Been Boo'ed
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    You've Been Boo'ed

    18 months ago

    Here are some ideas for what to do if you've just "Been Booed". If this fun Halloween tradition hasn't yet hit your neighborhood, here is your guide to how to get the game started.

  • Who is The Barefoot Bandit?
    3

    Who is The Barefoot Bandit?

    23 months ago

    A troubled young man from Camano Island, Washington taught himself to fly and stole planes. He became the subject of an international media frenzy and his story raises all sorts of questions.

  • How to Make Raspberry Freezer Jam
    52

    How to Make Raspberry Freezer Jam

    4 months ago

    Raspberry no-cook freezer jam is quick and easy to make and because it's not cooked it retains more fresh berry flavor, vitamin C and other nutrients.

  • Seattle's Pike Place Market
    172

    Seattle's Pike Place Market

    13 months ago

    Take a visit to experience the sights, sounds and flavors of Seattle's most popular attraction - The Place Market.

  • My Dog Has Megaesophagus
    152

    My Dog Has Megaesophagus

    13 months ago

    Megaesophagus is the enlargement of the esophagus, the tube-like organ through which food and water travel from the mouth to the stomach. With careful management, dogs can often live a full life.

  • Eek! There's a Rat in My Toilet!
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    Eek! There's a Rat in My Toilet!

    11 months ago

    Can rats come up the sewer into your toilet? What to do if you find a rat in your toilet and how you can prevent rats and other creatures from getting into your toilet.

  • A Seattle Trivia Quiz
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    A Seattle Trivia Quiz

    13 months ago

    Whether you are a Seattle resident, or someone considering visiting for the first time, you may find this Seattle trivia quiz fun and challenging and some of the answers may surprise you!

  • Are You Prepared for a Disaster?
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    Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

    2 years ago

    Earthquake, volcano, flood, wildfire, tornado, hurricane, tsunami, terrorist attacks - Disasters are in the news! Tornados in Oklahoma, devastating earthquakes in Japan, New Zealand, Chile and Haiti all remind us that...

  • What Do Dogs Do When They Are Home Alone?
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    What Do Dogs Do When They Are Home Alone?

    13 months ago

    Have you ever wondered what your dog does when he or she is home alone? Or if you have multiple pets, and you find a mess when you get home, which one did it? See what happens on a hidden camera.

  • A Trip to San Juan Island Washington
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    A Trip to San Juan Island Washington

    13 months ago

    Anyone planning a trip to the Seattle area, should try to include time for a side trip to the unforgettable San Juan Islands. See why San Juan Island is my favorite of all of these beautiful islands.

  • Tips for Taking Your First Cruise
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    Tips for Taking Your First Cruise

    13 months ago

    If you are considering a cruise vacation, but are not sure about what to expect or if it is the right choice for you, the experiences of this first-time cruise passenger may help you decide.

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