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A Visit to Remlinger Farms in Carnation, WA

An ideal summer destination for families is Remlinger Farms in Carnation, WA. This family fun park is located about forty five miles from Seattle and is just right for toddler aged kids. This large farm has a store where their products are sold, carnival rides, pony rides, a restaurant, a small steam train to ride, U-pick farms, a petting zoo, and more. They are seasonal so they are just open in the summertime. The nice thing was the attractions were included in the admission price. We purchased a Groupon for the four of us, so we found the price to be worth it.
Our favorite part of the day was riding the train. It went around the whole property, along the Tolt River and the 4-H animal enclosures. It was nice to get away form the noisy city for the day and enjoy the county. Our sons loved the rides, especially the canoe ride, the kiddie train ride, and the mini Ferris Wheel. There was also a hay maze, which my kids had never seen and declared that the hay smelled so good!
For lunch…

Happy Hour at 2120

Date night for my husband and I was spent at 2120, the new restaurant on 6th Ave, located next to the Amazon Spheres. We sat inside, in the bar, and tried some appetizers to share from the happy hour menu. I started with a glass of the house punch, for $5, which changes regularly. That evening, the punch was a mango and peach Sangria flavor. It wasn't overly sweet like I envisioned it would be, and was the perfect cocktail to drink before our dishes arrived. The punch was a vibrant orange color and garnished with a pretty flower. My husband sipped a glass of red wine, a D2. It's very smooth and full bodied and is his favorite wine. When we go out and he sees it on the menu, he usually orders it. To eat, we shared the Frites, the Avocado Toast, the Chicken Wings, and the Kale Salad. The Frites were perfectly salty and were served with Aioli and Ketchup. The Kale Salad was very light and cleared our palates well. The wings had a poplano-agave sauce and were topped with pickled …

A Mariners Game at Safeco Field

Take me out to the ballgame! It was another first for our sons, a Mariners baseball game at Safeco. And they loved the experience. We went on August 16th and we played against the Baltimore Orioles. There's lots of action at a ballgame. The energy was so fun and everything from the sights and sounds, to watching the game, and all of the ballpark treats, of course!
Our seats were way high up, but that was kind of cool, being above it all. We didn't stay in our seats much, because we enjoyed walking around, buying food, and checking out the kid's areas for the boys. When we arrived, we all got a slice of pizza and then found our seats. It was great fun to eat pizza while watching the game below. The slices were from High Cheese Pizza, and there are six locations inside the stadium. My husband had a Miller Lite with his pizza.
After eating, we left our seats to get an Italian ice from Rita's. There are five Rita's at Safeco, so it wasn't hard to find. We shared…

Lunch at Li'l Woody's in White Center

I never thought there would be a day I'd be eating chocolate covered Cheetos but yet, here we are. It happened and it tasted wonderfully delicious. They were crunchy and chocolaty with a hint of cheese. They were on top of a chocolate milk shake which was just the right amount of thickness. I found this unique shake and more at the new Li'l Woody's in White Center. Besides the crazy Cheetos shake, we also tried some fries covered in Queso and my husband and I shared the Pendleton Burger. The burger had Painted Hills grass-fed beef with onion rings, Tillamook Cheddar, and BBQ sauce. The Queso on the fries was really creamy and there was more than enough sauce for the fries. My son loved them and kept on eating them until he has full. The burger was large in size and full of flavor. I especially like the crispy onion rings. My sons also spilt a kid's plain cheeseburger and they really enjoyed it. Since I follow Li'l Woody's on Instagram, I always see their new f…

A Visit to Glacier National Park

Another place in Montana that I hold dear in my heart is Glacier National Park. There is no place like it. The mountain views are priceless and Going To The Sun Road is the best place to view them. Every since I married my husband a decade ago, I dreamed of the day we'd return again with our kids. We hadn't been to Logan Pass, the area with Going To The Sun Road, since. I was really missing that drive full of scenic viewpoints. So during our visit this time, my parents offered to accompany us since they've lived in the area their whole life and knew it like the back of their hands.
Our first stop was the Hungry Horse Dam. A place I have many memories of as a kid, I remember looking down and feeling a little scared, but not too much since heights never really bothered me. Then we stopped at the Huckleberry Patch in Hungry Horse for fudge and souvenirs. The Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge ended up being just the perfect thing after our picnic at the top of Logan Pass that ev…