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Puyallup Farmers’ Market

A joyful playground just 10 steps from the merchant tents, soft chewy cookies the size of your face, and a snazzy indoor market component are just some of the things that make the popular Puyallup Farmers’ Market extra family-friendly every Saturday from April to October at Pioneer Park.

And this is coming from someone who isn’t even a farmers’ market person!!

I know! I’m terrible! But, hear me out. Because this particular farmers market, with its chatty/helpful community vibe, is conjuring up a major change of heart for this Washington newbie.

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Walking the Tacoma Narrows Bridge

This year, the kids and I walked across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge – something I’ve been wanting to do since we moved here!

After weeks of rain, we saw a moment of sunlight and dry skies. So with a skip, hop, and one possibly illegal parking spot later, we went for it!

And now I can say with certainty that the bridge walk was absolutely incredible for us, but only after I discussed a few safety rules with the kids. You’ll see why in a minute.

Read on for all the deets on how we walked the Tacoma Narrows Bridge from the Gig Harbor side.

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Eat, Sip, Do – My Guide to Paso Robles, California

People are always asking me for recommendations on things to do in Paso Robles, California. And even though I don’t live there anymore, I’m all for it. Here’s a list of recommendations divided by Paso’s main three geographic regions, categorized as “Eat, Sip, Do”. This is a no-frills list with business links and short descriptions, but I also made a map!

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Alderbrook Resort & Spa | Union, Washington

The Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union Washington is a dreamy Pacific Northwest getaway boasting rooms with a view, rare Hood Canal waterfront access, and the absolute coolest and most whimsical surprises during the holidays. We felt pampered and taken care of — and we can’t wait to go again. At the Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union Washington, I felt safer with the hotel’s thoughtful pandemic protocols such as hand sanitizer stations everywhere, clear rules posted, and a well-organized crowd-control reservation system at the pool area. Plus, they implemented all these in cozy/home-like ways that weren’t sterile or scary which I appreciate for my little fam.

Make sure to snag my Alderbrook Resort promo code from this post before you visit!