Calling all foodies and fun-havers! The 14th annual Taste of Hood Canal—sponsored by the North Mason Rotary Club—is going down mid-August.
Itinerary #8: Spring Adventuring
There is a host of romantic notions about staying inside all winter, putting on fuzzy socks against the cold, and hibernating beneath a blanket. Instead of letting a little rain stop us from getting after it, we choose adventures that are even better with a little atmosphere!
Cozying up to the southwestern edge of the Hood Canal, and bathing in the incredible shade of Olympic Mountain glory is Mason County, Washington. We are pretty keen on tooting this place’s horn. There just doesn’t seem to be a dull moment in our lush wonderland packed with wildly varied flora and fauna and bursting at the seams with adventure.
Tromping through the park and the surrounding areas is admittedly our favorite thing to do, but sometimes asking for directions can be tricky. Especially when we slip up and ask for a “geo-duck” (geoduck). Reduce your noob status and read on to ensure that when you have to flag a local down, you don’t get a suppressed giggle along with directions.
That funky wooden bear was a staple to your grandparent’s front yard, and there’s always the one quirky neighbor on the block that has one—but did you know there are entire competitions centered on chainsaw carvings? Did you know there exists a chainsaw carving school in Allyn that will teach you how to make one of your own? Truth and truth.
Find yourself in Shelton on the weekend of October 3, and you could be in the middle of an oyster-obsessed throng of shucking masters. And if that isn’t enough to entice your seafood loving self into getting over here, there are countless other pearls to stumble upon during this annual gathering of foodies, runners, music lovers, and all-around fun-havers.