SAM, the ocean coast and cruises

Quinault Resort and Casino combines ocean beaches with indoor gaming and fun.

What a winter! All that snow followed by all that rain and cold weather just makes me want to leave town and do something fun. There aren’t always those options, however, so we need to look elsewhere. 

In February, we took advantage of the First Thursday free admission to museums in Seattle and wandered around S.A,M. (Seattle Art Museum),  There were no particular displays, but many with great interest. Indian themes, modern art, statues and so much more.  We even found a piece of silverwork that was made by a company started by the great grandfather of one of our participants. It kind of just made the day.

After taking our time and seeing as much as we could absorb, we moved on to The Broadway for a nice lunch. Plans are now being made for the First Thursday in March, and perhaps we will continue through other months.

We also made the decision to see what the winter winds were doing down at the ocean and made reservations at The Quinault Resort and Casino for an overnight. It is always fun to see the ocean in the winter, when the waves can be so strong. Add to that the fun of a casino, and we had a great time. It is a beautiful resort, and we had rooms with fireplaces that looked out over the ocean. No need to get cold and wet, but just enjoy razor clams for dinner, a great view and a fun night.

Cuba is our big adventure for March. We will finally be taking off and have so much to report for next month.  Be sure to pick up Senior Scene and read about all we were able to do.

April will be our 15-day cruise from Vancouver to Hawaii and back. There is still room available for those who would like to join in and perhaps find out that the sun really still does exist.

April is also the trip to Scotland, and there could still be room on that trip.

For late July, we have put together a cruise with Royal Caribbean from Miami to St. Maarten, San Juan and Labadee. In September, there is an Alaska cruise on Norwegian Cruise Lines. And looking far ahead, we have a Canada-New England cruise planed for October 2018.

It’s always fun to have something to dream about and plan on. We’re even working on the possibility of another Viking Riverboat cruise in Europe for the summer of 2018. Now is the time to reserve and get the best rates.

For further information, contact me at 253-927-8207 or e-mail me at


Linda Finch writes the Senior Adventures column.