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Walk close to home

This time of year in Washington is like magic. The rain is maybe coming to a stop, and the skies are hopefully more clear and sunny. Lucky for us, we don't have to travel far to experience the beauty in our backyard. There are several great, easy hikes within a

Visit Port Townsend

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Visit Port Townsend

Do you dream of warm, sunny days on a sandy beach? Then you won't want to miss out on Port Townsend. A short road trip away, this vibrant beach community is less than a two-hour drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. One of only three Victorian waterfronts in the U.S., Port

Eastern Washington travels

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Eastern Washington travels

The road trip to eastern Washington is easily one of the most scenic and beautiful trips from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Most people don't automatically think of Spokane and The Palouse region as vacation destinations, but the ever-changing scenery of mountains, forests, deserts and rolling hills, gives this area a distinct

Get your hunt on - Zombie style

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Get your hunt on - Zombie style

Halloween is closely approaching. The season of ghosts, ghouls, goblins and other frightening things. And what is one of the most frightening things? Zombies.  Maybe it's because they want to eat our flesh or maybe it's because if we get bit, we turn into one. Whatever the reason, zombies seem

Spouse adventures

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Spouse adventures

Sometimes people can be a little hesitant to do things military-related. We've all heard the term "mandatory fun." Luckily, these tours sponsored by the Armed Forces Community Services are anything but stuffy or regimented, in fact, nothing about our trip felt military-related except for the survey at the end.   Monica

Power Hour inspiration

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Power Hour inspiration

When I first moved to JBLM, I had the good fortune of being invited to a Power Hour meeting. I wasn't exactly sure what to expect, but I showed up with a positive attitude and a business idea and I was blown away by the amount of helpful information and

Have a ball with local bowling leagues

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Have a ball with local bowling leagues

The rainy season will soon be upon us here in the Pacific Northwest, so now is a great time to look for indoor activities.   Youth bowling leagues begin September 19 at Sounders Lanes Family Fun Center - and get free bowling for your family, Saturday September 12 from 10 a.m.

Take in the beauty of local lavender farms

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Take in the beauty of local lavender farms

If you've thought about visiting lavender fields but don't want to drive too far, you're in luck. There are two lavender fields that are both just a short ride from Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Evergreen Valley Farms, conveniently located in Olympia, grows 11 varieties of organic lavender. They are locally owned by Thane

Eastern Washington travels

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Eastern Washington travels

The road trip to eastern Washington is easily one of the most scenic and beautiful trips from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.  Most people don't automatically think of Spokane and The Palouse region as vacation destinations, but the ever-changing scenery of mountains, forests, deserts and rolling hills, gives this area a distinct

Staying cool on JBLM

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Staying cool on JBLM

Summer is reheating up in Washington, but you don't have to travel far to find places to cool off. Check out these places right on Joint Base Lewis-McChord where you can beat the heat with a dip in the water, or work on your tan.  Shoreline Park  This is a

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