Travel & Outdoors

Best Road Trip Adventures February 1 – 3 in Washington

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Whether you’d like to head to the snow for sledding and skiing, or stay indoors enjoying food and wine, there’s plenty to do a short drive from Seattle this weekend.

Cascade Quest Sled Dog Race
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
February 1, 2 and 3
Lake Wenatchee Rec Club
14400 Chiwawa Loop Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826
http://www.cascadequest.com

Come see a fun FREE family activity! Lots of exciting sled dog races all weekend long. Come early to see how the teams are harnessed and led to the starting line full of energy! Plus, take a dog sled ride with a spirited team of Alaskan Huskies, the Formula 1 dogs of mushing!

Portland Seafood & Wine Festival
Friday and Saturday
February 1 and 2
Friday, 2:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, 12:00pm – 10:00pm
The Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
http://www.PdxSeafoodandWineFestival.com

This event, smack dab in the middle of Dungeness Crab season promises to be an event you will love and look forward to each and every year! Bring the kids to check out the sand castle building, puppet shows and sand play area. Plus, delicious food, wine garden and live music. More details online.

5th Annual Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival
Friday and Saturday
February 1 and 2
Arlington, WA
360.403.3448
http://www.arlingtonwa.gov

Winter is here and with it comes the return of the bald eagle to the Stillaguamish River. To celebrate these special winter resident, Arlington is hosting the fifth annual Eagle Festival. You are invited to attend this environmental event to learn more about these birds and the habitat they share with us. Tours of the Nature Conservancy to view bald eagles. Presentation by Sarvey Wildlife Center with live eagles, Chainsaw Wood Carving Show, Art & Photography Show/Contest, Poetry Contest, Wildlife and Habitat, Displays, Crafts & Activities, live entertainment. Details online.

Women’s Workshop at Crystal Mountain
Saturday, February 2
9:30am – 2:30pm
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort
33914 Crystal Mountain Blvd.
Enumclaw, WA 98022
360.663.2265
http://www.crystalmountainresort.com

Improve your skiing in a comfortable learning environment and meet other like-minded women in Crystal Mountain’s Women’s Clinic. This program is designed and taught by top female coaches who combine just the right amount of fun with tips to accelerate your improvement. Register online.

Mardi Gras and Garlic Festival
Sunday, February 3
11:00am – 4:00pm
1 South Arbor Road
Aberdeen, WA 98520
360.648.2224
http://www.westportwinery.com

All ages are welcome at Westport Winery for live jazz, gumbo and other garlic-themed foods. There will be live music, wine tasting for $5, and wine Hurricanes for sampling. Wear your beads is you have them and be ready for a fun Mardi Gras celebration.

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