Recently, we've joined the world's largest treasure hunt - Geocaching! Geocaching offers us the opportunity to get off the couch and outdoors. It is something we can do near our home or on the road. In the past we have both hunted and hidden letterboxes, however, we love how easy the app at Geocaching.com is to use and the volume of geocaches there are to find. Being history buffs we love to learn about the area where we are caching. Also, we have met some interesting people along the way! To mark our finds, we have been dropping off the usual "swag" items along with a customized swag token that has our blog name on it. If you have found one of our tokens we would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org. Share a story about one of your favorite finds or recommend one that we need to visit! Good luck!
Leaving Pike Place Market we headed to the neighborhood of Ballard . Ballard is located in the northwestern part of Seattle. To the north it is bounded by Crown Hill, (N.W. 85th Street); to the east by Greenwood, Phinney Ridge and Fremont (along 8th Avenue N.W.); to the south by the Lake Washington Ship Canal; and to the west by Puget Sound’s Shilshole Bay. The neighborhood’s landmarks include the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks (known locally as the "Ballard Locks"), the Nordic Heritage Museum, the Shilshole Bay Marina, and Golden Gardens Park. Entrance to Carl S. English Jr. Botanical Gardens and Hiram M. Chittenden Locks The Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, or Ballard Locks, is a complex of locks at the west end of Salmon Bay, in Seattle, Washington's Lake Washington Ship Canal, between the neighborhoods of Ballard to the north and Magnolia to the south. We wanted to know and followed the fish but didn't realize it was across the locks until we were on our way