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Birding in Asheville NC, the Biltmore, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This spring we decided to visit North Carolina, a state we’d never visited but have always wanted to see and of course do some birding while in the area. On the east side of the state on the Tennessee border lies the Great Smoky Mountains National Park which covers a section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains.

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The Tri-Cities and hiking the Rimrock Lake Trail in the Columbia National Wildlife Refuge

We tend to get cabin fever sometime around mid-winter here in the Pacific Northwest. For us, trips somewhere warm like Puerto Vallarta is much needed for mental health this time of year, but for a less expensive weekend trip we like to find spots east of the mountains to relax and enjoy nature in a much different environment.

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Puerto Vallarta Mexico, Islas Marietas and Blue-footed Boobies

Four years ago I had the opportunity to visit Puerto Vallarta for the first time to celebrate one of my favorite people as he stepped into his 40th year around the sun. It was my first trip away from my little family since I became a mom and, though I was anxious about leaving my husband and kids for that trip, the anxiety quickly melted away when I took my first step into that beautiful sunshine.

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A Winter Day Trip to the Nisqually Wildlife Refuge with a Ring-necked Pheasant

On our trip to Theler Wetlands we ran into a birder who told us to make sure to visit the Billy Frank Jr. Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. We have driven past here many times on trips south to Portland, it is right off I-5, very easy to get to but not too close to Edmonds where we live.

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