We’ve been going on a lot of day trips this summer, logging a lot of miles in our little black VW golf ✌🏼 and seeing all the sights. I just love the freedom of hopping in the car early in the morning and hitting the road.
Escape from Seattle
Tiny but tremendous in character, Vashon Island offers its visitors a relaxing respite from the city. After Bainbridge island it’s the closest island from downtown. Perfect for a day-trip tasting wine at its many wineries or an extended weekend in lodging nearly wholly consumed by nature, you can’t go wrong by visiting.
We’re so lucky over here in Seattle to have so many trails and outdoor activities at our fingertips. Just thirty minutes’ drive outside of the city and you hit the tallest mountains and the greenest trees. It’s special. If you’re like me though, you don’t handle a plethora of choices well. How do you choose how to spend your free time with so many great options? Where’s the middle ground between having a completely unique experience and muddling through an activity that 123,456,532 people are also doing?
We had beautiful gorgeous weather hiking up to Oyster Dome this past weekend. 70’s and sunny at the top, cool and covered through the forest trail getting up there. Definitely worth a visit.
Lime Kiln trail is a curious trail. It’s not extremely steep and you don’t spend half your time laboring to the top of a mountain. There aren’t many picturesque views to be had. Not the classic ones anyway. But is it a cool trail for a morning or afternoon day-hike? Absolutely.