Written by my husband, Steve: All these years later I am still proud and humbled to have been the first manager of Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park on the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts. It was November 1987, and I was a newly arrived U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer.
For many Seattle residents, and even visitors to the city, walking through the famous Candy Cane Lane is part of a popular Christmas tradition. Yes, it’s a winter wonderland! It has been since 1949.
A good and healthy walk in the park on the shore of Lake Washington, and later in the woods on a beautiful and sunny summer day.
Our family’s long-anticipated vacation of fun and relaxation to the Caribbean happened almost seven years ago already, in July. The trip came and went in the blink of an eye. When it was over, we had the sunshine under our skin, but most importantly, we collected there long-lasting memories that we treasure since then.
Today, in the late afternoon, Steve and I set out on a short refreshing walk, only to discover Halloween happenings in our neighborhood.
Written by my husband, Steve: From 1987 to 1989, I was a Peace Corps Volunteer on the Eastern Caribbean island of St. Kitts. In that role, you can expect to be exposed to new life experiences, stressors, and anxieties on an almost daily basis.
This summer was different than many others. There was no international travel due to the COVID pandemic. It was a peaceful summer, mainly at home.
A visit to this beautiful and peaceful garden in South Seattle was on my list for a long time. Today this wish has finally been realized.
What to do on a day for which you planned a hike, but you realized in the morning (mid-morning) that there might not be enough time to get out from Seattle because you got up late?