Family Phil took his camera along on his family's recent vacation to Mount St. Helens and other western Washington spots here.
*Christine of Post Falls is staring the big 4-0 in the face and wondering if the heat surges she's feeling have anything to do with the Big M as she starts a new local blog, Cinnamon Spice, here.
*A campout for his boys gives KaleJ/Unmuted Mumblings an opportunity to reaffirm their conviction that they shouldn't use foul language like some other boys do here.
*Mommy Dearest/BrodH2O provides the ingredients for that Sanders Beach drink on Capone's menu here.
*Cis Gors/From A Simple Mind argues that a penny isn't much to pay for property tax relief here.
*Like most of us long-suffering Mariners fans, CDADave/Thin Air knows when to celebrate when a silver lining emerges from those dark annual baseball clouds, like Richie Sexson's Grand Salami to win the game Monday night, here.
Meanwhile, Bob begins a discussion about his perfect world Bobopia here, Toad tells about getting flipped off here, Jim provides a link to a USA Today story re: UI football coach Dennis Erickson here, Nicholas observes his first anniversary as a blogger here, and Amyrebba has created a new blog to handle her genealogy work here.