Archive for the ‘Seattle’ Category

Farmer’s Market

June 30, 2017

Every Thursday the Farmer’s Market comes to Tiburon. Fresh veggies and fruit, crafts, food trucks, music, wine, fun for the kids…come and visit on Main Street.  It is really fun!Tib Farmers MarketjpgTib Farmers Market 2

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San Francisco Treasure

September 26, 2016

image.jpegimageimageWhat a treasure is San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  On a cloudless sunny day, there is so much to explore:  the de Young Museum with its view tower, the Academy of Science with its living roof; the Botanical Garden; the Japanese Tea Garden; the Shakespeare Garden; or just relax on a bench in the park of the Music Pavilion.  If you like to walk, follow one of the many paths through amazing trees and greenery. Golden Gate Park is truly a treasure – particularly on a day like today.

SEMIAHMOO

August 13, 2016

Semiahmoo.  What an unusual name.  Not in the Northwest!  About two hours north of Seattle and a half an hour south of Vancouver is Semiahmoo.  Nestled on a peninsula between Semiahmoo Bay on the Samish Sea to the west and Drayton Bay on the east, Semiahmoo is tranquil, quiet and beautiful. The water is cold and the beach is a restful place to walk or read or just meditate and admire the beauty. There is golf, swimming, tennis, trails for hiking and walking – just about whatever activity you want.  Walk next to the water along the Coast Millennium Trail, with views of both bays. And there is fishing! With views galore, siting on one of the large sea logs on the beaches is the perfect spot.  Too chilly?  Sit by the roaring fire or roast s’mores in the outdoor fire pit.  This area was originally inhabited by the Semiahmoo Indians.  It was visited by the Spanish and British explorers and the United States Navy in the early 1800s, but it was not until the Fraser River Gold Rush of 1858 that settlers came to the area. In 1870 the nearby town of Blaine was founded and became known for its canneries.  The word semiahmoo means half moon or water all around and that is exactly what Semiahmoo looks like.     http://www.powerhiking.comIMG_9735IMG_9710IMG_9717IMG_9688

MEMORIAL DAY

May 30, 2016

imageMemorial Day thoughts to you.      www.powerhiking.com

MORE NEW IN MANHATTAN

April 26, 2016

There is a Starbucks in just about every block in Manhattan.  But now there will be the largest Starbucks in Manhattan.  Opening in the near future in the hot Meatpacking District, the new Starbucks will be the biggest ever in New York City.  Located at 61 Ninth next to the ever so popular and crowded Chelsea Market, there will be a Roastery and a Tasting Room.  Just down the street from the San Francisco Bay Area’s Blue Bottle, the Seattle Starbucks will be Manhattans biggest ever coffee shop and special in every way.  Looking forward to a visit!                                                                   http://www.powerhiking.com

SUPER BOWL SAN FRANCISCO

January 28, 2016

The Denver Bronco fans are coming to town! The Carolina Panther fans are coming to town! San Francisco is excited and ready and the Super Bowl is just a few days away. Party week! Located at Justin Herman Plaza is Super Bowl City. Rising next to the Bay, fan fun and concerts are waiting for the fans. Lines will be long so get there early. Justin Herman Plaza is in the heart of The Embarcadero – one of the most scenic and activity filled locales in San Francisco. Beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay abound. The Bay Bridge with its newly restarting light display is above. The Golden Gate Bridge is to the west. The Ferry Building is across The Embarcadero. The San Francisco Exploratorium is a short walk at Pier 15 and Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square and Fisherman’s Wharf are a short stroll along the waterfront.  AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, is a short stroll in the other direction. And while you are strolling, the views are endless. There are restaurants and shops and Super Bowl City is right there in the middle of all of the excitement. Grand opening is a couple of days away but the building goes on 13 hours a day. Security is in place. The NFL broadcast booth is ready and the concert stage is set. The NFL Fun Zone awaits the fans. San Francisco is ready.                                                     http://www.powerhiking.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE BIRDS ARE BACK IN TOWN

January 15, 2016

The herring are running in San Francisco Bay and somehow the birds know.  Nature is amazing! On this beautiful winter day, hundreds and hundreds of birds are circling the water and feeding.  There are flocks of ducks of all different variety and color, flocks of geese, pelicans so full they can barely sit upright or fly, and sea gulls.  They are everywhere – in the air, sunning themselves on the rocks and shoreline, floating in the gentle waves – but always eating.  And frolicking among the birds are the many seals and sea lions -eating, gliding and barking happily.  What a wonderful sight!                                                                www.powerhiking.comBirds 1:15Birds 3 1:15Birds 2 1:15

HOLIDAYS IN SAN ANTONIO

November 21, 2015

The holidays are coming and San Antonio is ready.  The most fun event is at the River Walk downtown.  The River Walk winds along the San Antonio River one block beneath the city.  Walk, ride a boat, shop or enjoy a riverside restaurant and watch the boats go by.  The Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony is an annual tradition in San Antonio and marks the beginning of the holiday season.  This year it will take place on November 27th from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm.  There is a parade of illuminated boats along the River Walk.  Filled with lights, decorated and carrying celebrities and bands and music, it is great fun for the entire family.  Tickets can be purchased online.

Another River Walk holiday event is Boat Caroling.  Every night at 8:15pm between December 2 and December 20, a different group glides along the River and sings carols and other popular songs.  The Fiesta de las Luminarias begins December 4th through December 20th.  Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening during that time period, luminarias are lit at dusk all along the banks of the River Walk.  It is truly festive and beautiful!  Have fun this holiday season in San Antonio!                                                         http://www.powerhiking.comChristmas in San Antonio

 

 

WOW! NEW YORK CITY

November 21, 2015

What an amazing sight – the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center!  Yes, the holidays are coming and New York City is getting ready.  A tradition for years is the Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony.  It is a world wide symbol of the holiday season and people come to see it from all over the world.  Once lit, it holds court above the ice rink and draws thousands to see it and ice skate.  This year the tree will be lit on December 2nd  and there will be live entertainment above the ice rink and by the tree from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  What a fun and festive way to spend the evening!  Photo is waiting for the tree……                                                  www.powerhiking.comRockefeller Center-1

BEAUTIFUL DAY!

November 16, 2015

Crisp, cool and clear, the sky is a dazzling blue and the Bay sparkles.  What a beautiful day in San Francisco.  Wind and rain has cleaned the air and the views are amazing.  Schools of fish are running and flocks of birds frolick happily on the water trying to get them.  What a day to enjoy!                          www.powerhiking.combirds