Beginning to collect Island Music Resources -- Teachers, Performers, and Stores
Start with Island Strings.
There's always a good hike near by either on Whidbey Island or near by.
There's an excellent on-line resource from the Washington Trails Association.
Check out this Hike-finder Map
.Among local legend in the Pacific Northwest is the Gum Wall -- it's in a hidden recess near Pike Place Market -- which is among most popular tourist attraction in Washington State... unless you know where to go it's sort of hard to find.
Not any more.
It is visible on the Pike's Place Visitor Guide. Pike's Place also has a good website.
But below is how to find the gum wall easily.
Just below the "C" on Market Center, you'll find a giant piggy bank....
Just to the left of the pig you'll find a stairway....
If you turn around and look at the stairway.... just to your left is the gum wall (which you can probably smell by now. It smells like gum, lots of gum. It is an interesting photo background.
The whole area around Whidbey Island is beautiful, and there is a lot to explore in the area.
Harrison Hot Springs is a town in Canada, about three hours from Oak Harbor. It is a charming town set on a beautiful lake.
There is a public pool heated from the hot spring, camping in town and near by (so it doesn't need to be expensive), some very nice hotels, many hiking opportunities, fishing charters and events.
Harrison Hot Springs
My everyday goal is to spread joy, so each encounter I have with other people I try to leave them happier than when I first met them.
So, You can always ask for a joke. I always have one.
Hope you have one for me.
The Untapped Power of Smiling - Forbes
If you're doing a quick check to know what events are happening around Coupeville, this is a good source.
Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association
Denis Hill did this nice video.
Clam season is short on Ala Spit, but the take is really good.
Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife Ala Spit
(if you try this link and it's broken, please let me know with the contact form! Thanks!)