My Spring Bucket List for 2018!

Hello, lovely readers!

It’s already April, which means Spring has arrived! Or for some of us, we’re still waiting for the official Spring weather through rain and snow.

Nonetheless, I believe that a Spring bucket list is necessary to help plan a great Spring time. I think we enjoy Spring so much because it’s like a premature Summer.

Even though it’s like Summer, it’s still not fully there yet which can be hard to try to find things to do.

So! I’ve put together a little list to help make your Spring more fun, eventful, and memorable! Let’s get right into it: Continue reading “My Spring Bucket List for 2018!”

Why You Need to Visit Green Lake

Welcome back to my blog!

In today’s post, I wanted to write about a little gem located right here in the pacific northwest. If you’re planning a trip to Washington, this is one underrated place you might have not considered visiting.

When I plan trips, I usually have a little mental list of all the things I’d like to see or all things I’d like to do while I’m there. I don’t believe in planning out your entire day each day you are there-I think it sucks the fun out of exploring and enjoying the trip.

I understand that if you’re visiting Seattle, you’ll want to see the Space Needle or Pike’s Place. But, if you have a day to roam around and a couple hours to kill, I would suggest Green Lake.

Green Lake is such a beautiful sight to see with fun surrounding must-see sights like the Woodland Park Zoo or the Fremont Troll. If you’re visiting in the winter time, you’ll definitely need to bundle up, because this five mile walk is going to get cold fast. Don’t be intimidated by the five miles, it’s incredibly enjoyable.

You’ll see everyone there- couples, old friends, kids, dogs, and plenty of foreign tongues buzzing past you that you’ll think you’ve succumb to circling a melting pot. There are people long boarding, cycling, and rollerblading too. I love all the diversity and variety of people you see here.

If you have the luxury, the best time to visit would be the summer time. It’ll be packed, but it’s easy to see why. The lake is filled with people kayaking and paddle boarding. The nearby grass area is crowded with people lounging in hammocks, playing volleyball, barbecuing, and basking in the Seattle summer sun.

Surrounding the lake, there are the most charming neighborhoods that are destined to give you a slight urge to pack your bags and move there. There are coffee shops, ice cream shops, and few restaurants all giving a pleasant, “life is good” experience.

The only slight downside of the park is that the parking lot provided is almost laughable, only 3-4 rows for visitors. But no need to panic just yet, there is plenty of street parking nearby. You might have to walk a little, but hey if it means napping in hammock for a few hours who cares?

The photos I’ve featured above are from the walk Kolani, Ava & I took the other day. It was Ava’s first time there, and I was so excited for her. She met so many pups and had a ball. Also, I snapped a couple of quick shots from the views of the docks I walked out on.

It was gorgeous and still, the lake was filled with ducks and geese alike and I guarantee if it had been just a little warmer out, Ava would have jumped right in.

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This has been a chloscall.

Until next time,

Chloe

Heybrook Lookout & Eagle Falls : Chlolani Vlog

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Hello everyone!

So this weekend, my boyfriend Kolani and I explored the great outdoors and hiked Heybrook Lookout, and even saw Eagle Falls!

Here’s the link to the vlog:¬†https://youtu.be/JzXkwjIGa3Q

Anywho, I thought I would post on here and give a quick little review about our experience. First of all, one of the best parts about the hike was the fact that we had gotten there so early. We arrived at 9:30 am, and overall, (with rest breaks included) the hike took us an hour to complete. Since we had gotten there so early on a Saturday morning, we only passed two couples the entire hike. The beginning is a little steep, so be ready for that, but the hike is smooth with hardly and jagged rocks up until the end right before the look out.

Once you get to the top of the hill, you can see a little bit of a view, but there is a tower with several flights of stairs to climb to get the ultimate view. This part was a little tricky for Kolani and I because we’re ¬†both afraid of heights. So keep in mind if heights make you woozy, be warned, do not look down. But once you’re up there, you get a breath taking view of Washington. Trees, mountains, a cool summer breeze and not sound except birds chirping in the distance. It really was quite breathtaking.

After the hike, we drove up the road about two minutes and found Eagle Falls. (Unfortunately I don’t have pictures, but you can check out the vlog for footage). The water is beautiful, but again I would have to recommend getting there early and beating the crowd, it would have been much more enjoyable if it were a little more empty. I dipped my toes in and let me tell you, that is some cold glacier water. But nothing beats a sunny day in washington.