Monday, April 27, 2015

Places to go in greater Seattle

Camlann Village
Best for 8+ year olds due to some activities age requirements, but something for everyone.
See website for dates and prices.
Carnation, WA

Northwest Railway Museum
Snoqualmie, WA

Dawn to Dusk
Snoqualmie, WA

Cougar Mountain Zoo
9:30am-5pm Wed.-Sun. Jan.-Nov. (shorter hours Dec.)
$11.50 adult/ $8 kids with AAA
Issaquah, WA

KidsQuest Museum
Best for 5 & under
$9.50 pp
10am-5pm Tues.-Sat., Sun. 12-5pm

Bellevue, WA

Mt. Rainier Railroad and Museum
Allow 5 hours. $28 per adult w/ AAA
Weekends June-October 10am-4pm
Elbe, WA  - 2 hours away

Pioneer Farm Museum
Allow 3-4 hours $17 per adult
Best for 6-12 year olds
Friday-Sunday June 20-Labor Day 11am-4pm
Eatonville, WA - 1.5 hours away

Point Defiance Park
Tacoma, WA - 1.5 hours away
Fort Nisqually (1850s)
11-5 Daily Summer & Wed.-Sunday year round
Special event May 16h, June 20th, Aug. 8-9*
$7-9 pp 
Allow full day
Point Defiance Zoo
9:30-4 Thurs.-Mon. & Daily summer
$17 per adult/ $15 online
Allow full day
Tacoma Nature Center

Anderson Island
Allow 2 hours (Ferry)
Farm Tours 1900

Meeker Mansion
Wed.- Sun Noon-4pm (or reserve online) 
Allow 2 hours
$5 per adult
Pulllyap, WA

Pierce College Science Dome
Best for 6 to adults
Lakewood, WA

Seattle Pinball Museum
Seattle, WA

Washington History Museum
Tacoma, WA
Parking $5, Adults $11

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
$10 adults/$7.50 students
Free - first Thursday of every month or see Seattle Public Library
Seattle, WA

Bellevue Arts Museum 
11-6pm Tuesday -Sunday
Free - first Friday of every month
Bellevue, WA

Center for Wooden Boats 
Seattle, WA

Center on Contemporary Art 
Seattle, WA

Duwamish Longhouse & Cultural Center 
Mon.- Sat. 10am-5pm
Seattle, WA

Frye Art Museum 
10-5pm Tues.- Sun
Seattle, WA

Museum of Flight 
Open 10-5pm 7 days a week.
$20 adults, children 5-17 $12
Free - first Thursday of every month 5-9pm.
Best 4+ years old 

Give me back my body

In a month I turn 35. I am constently fighting my body. I'll admit I like food, but can I please eat without gaining every single pound.

I am now struggling just to stay under 140lbs. A month ago I was struggling to stay under 137. What happened? Life. I went on 1 over night trip and ate out 3 meals. Leading up to it I took about 10 days off from exercising. Aparently not a wise choice.

Enough complaining...

2 years ago I tried the Tupler Technique to get my body some what back into it's original shape. It helped until I stopped wearing it daily, then everything went back to blah. I have been wearing the splint/belt on and off for the last 2 years. I decided I needed to start wearing it again regularly...well the velcro is done.

I decided to go hard core and look into corsets. I spent some time looking around and stumbled upon Orchard Corset. I fell in love. Cotton, sturdy, and great reviews. I ordered the 426 S and it arrived in less than a week.

Please excuse my dirty mirror.
 The gaps on the top and bottom are normal for about the first week as I am still breaking in the corset. For reference I am 5'2" with a longer torso.

I really like it. I just wish it was already broke in or that is was perfectly acceptable to wear a corset (on the outside of clothes.) I love the look of a corset, but I don't think I can pull it off as an everyday outfit.

Now with the help of my online friends I am hoping to weigh 135 for my 35th.