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Heidi Behrens-Benedict
Still Trying to Save the World
Still Trying to Save the World

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Remembering Summer Camp
I was going to write about summer’s Big 3 today. You know:
Graduations. Weddings. Family reunions. But, as I was looking out at my garden
seeing the fragrant lilac hedge doing its lavish best to fill the air with its gentle perfume,
I was reminded of the wa...

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Love the Cabins. Love the location. Can I Bring My Dog?
Ramses, Barkley & Hoagie Approved! This morning a friend of mine stopped by to tell me she had voted for Great Getaways cabins in the King5 Evening Magazine Best Cabins category. "I've always wanted to stay there. Do they allow dogs?" Why, yes they do! Just...

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National Park Service Week Starts Saturday, April 18 ~ Come Down for The Weekend!
John Muir-Library of Congress Next week marks the 177th anniversary of the birth of John Muir,  the famed naturalist and preservationist who is often referred to as the father of the national parks. If that name sounds familiar it's because he is also the f...

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Going for a Three-Peat! King 5 and Evening Magazine's Best Northwest Escapes Voting is Open! Please Cast Your Vote!
You may have noticed this logo  at the bottom of the blog posts.  Great Getaways and Copper Creek Inn  has been voted the best cabins in the  Evening Magazine's Best Northwest Escapes  two years in a row! It's that time of year again. King 5 ~ Evening Magaz...

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Spring has Sprung! Heading to Stevens Pass ~ Summer is on the Way
OK, OK, it's true. We live in paradise! And, this morning? Another gorgeous, gorgeous day. If you just can't think of what to do next weekend, bring your bike or your hiking boots and head to Stevens Pass via the Skagit Tulip Festival. Nothing says, "Hello,...

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Hello, Spring! Mount Rainier is calling . . .
Yes, it is true. It's been a mild winter. And, spring means ~ wild flowers! From now until the first frost, there are meadows and meadows of wild flowers on Mount Rainier. Check out the Forest Service Wild Flower Report hotlink below to see what is blooming...

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Catharine Gallagher | Your Host ~ In Her Own Words
Catharine is an artist. Everything she touches has artistic
flourishes. Some small. Some large. Some subtle. Some bold. Often whimsical; even surprising. Always beautiful.  Several years ago, I stayed for the
weekend in her art studio before it was a "cabin...

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How Green are They? Greener than Kermit!
As I mentioned when I was telling you about Phil Freeman, he lives his ideals. He's been green since Kermit was a tadpole! Organic garden. Darling gardener! Recycle? Check. Compost? Check. Organic Garden? Check. Solar power? Check. Electric car? Check. Char...

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Diary of the Perfect Birthday ~ Beach House Style
Quick! What do Phil Freeman and Smokey the Bear have in common?
Yes, they both love the forest and they pay attention to the “forest fire
danger “ sign on the way to Mount Rainier. But, apparently according to a local
radio station, they share the same birt...

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Come for Your Alaska Cruise; Stay for the Mountain
Spring is nearly upon us (though, if truth be told, it's come
early for those of us in the Puget Sound region.) The cherry trees have been in bloom
since the end of February. It's been a riotous profusion of pink and white
lacey limbs in yards and along str...
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