Topic: road trips
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November 12, 2013 at 6:00 AM
It’s important to keep your strength up when you’re on the road, and a stop at a good bakery can be just what you need. Or sometimes it’s worth making the trip just for the bakery.
Here are 5 good bakeries you can visit on a day trip from Seattle or Bellevue:
Sluys Poulsbo Bakery, 18924 Front St. N.E., Poulsbo. From the Frisbee-sized Viking doughnuts to the smiley-face cookies or gingerbread giants (not just men), Sluys doesn’t do much halfway. Some classic Scandinavian pastries, too. In the center of Poulsbo’s old-town shopping district, a stone’s skip from scenic Liberty Bay, on the Kitsap Peninsula. (More Poulsbo ideas here.)
Breadfarm, downtown Edison, Skagit County. A whole lotta whole-grain goodness going on. The name says it: Bread is what this place is about, locally sourced, from their Samish River Potato Bread, from Skagit Valley potatoes, to Chuckanut Multigrain from (more…)
August 29, 2013 at 6:01 AM
Does your neighbor’s annual Labor Day barbecue create wildfire alerts? Is it a good weekend to hit the road? Here are some last-minute ideas if you need ‘em:
Just can’t wait for The Puyallup? Or, now that they’ve changed the name to Washington State Fair, you’re not sure where to find it? Then head north to Vancouver, B.C., for this final weekend of British Columbia’s big bash, the Fair at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE), which concludes its two-week run on Monday. They have thrill rides, they have concerts (REO Speedwagon!), they even have performing Mounties (gotta love those red uniforms). Gate admission: $8-$16 (free for 13 and younger).
You’ve got a three-day weekend, so there’s time for a road trip to beautiful Northern Idaho. Schweitzer Mountain Resort, near Sandpoint, is home to this weekend’s North Idaho Fall Fest, a celebration of mountain fun, all-day music and craft beer, with more than 60 beers on tap, from Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Alaska and beyond. It’s the final weekend of summer operations at the ski resort, with scenic chairlift rides, hiking and (more…)
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