Did you know the worlds longest drivable beach is right in our own backyard?

Worlds Longest Beach

Spanning 28 miles in length, Long Beach WA is the longest drivable beach in the world.  It sits nestled along the southwest coast of Washington state just 165 miles south of Seattle WA and 115 miles northwest of Portland OR.

 

Kite Festival

With its fine beaches, local festivals, and pristine local parks like Cape Disappointment , Long Beach is a popular vacation destination for Washingtonian’s and Oregonians alike.

 

Cape Disappointment

 


Happy First Day of Spring!!

With all the recent rainfall,  local waterfalls like this one at Victor Falls are sure putting on a show!

Victor Falls, Bonney Lake WA

 

Victor Falls


Don’t forget to set your clocks ahead this Sunday!

Daylight savings

 


5 common mistakes made while driving in the snow.

 

 

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Well it snowed here in Bonney Lake!  Some neighbor hoods are reporting between 10-12 inches.  While kids are enjoying  their snow day off from school, many drivers still need to brave the roads and continue on with their lives.

Below are the 5 most common mistakes to avoid while driving in the snow.

1.Driving too fast:

This is the biggest snow driving error. Man drivers think that just because they driving within the speed limit that they are fine. Driving too fast for conditions reduces the amount of time you have to react and increases the severity of any collision.

2. Dont slam on your brakes:

When you feel yourself begin to skid,  ease off the gas pedal.  Let the car slow down on its own. When your tires are moving you still have some traction. In some cases this may be all you need to avoid a collision. If  your vehicle comes with an anti lock braking system, brake with even pressure. If you don’t have ABS, then you try to pump the brakes quickly braking again and again.

3. Dont follow too closely:

In snowy conditions you should double  your normal distance between cars.  Try to give yourself at least 6 seconds of braking distance between you and the car in front. Also be sure to look ahead for stoplights, stop signs or curves in the road.  You’ll need to give yourself extra time to slow down or stop for these as well.

4. Being unprepared:

To get your car ready for the winter, check the tread of your tires. Each should have at least a 6/32-inch (4.8-millimeter) deep tread. All-weather tires are great, but if you live in an area that gets a lot of snow, you should consider snow tires. Check your antifreeze  and make sure that your window defrosters work. Also carry along a snow shovel and bag of kitty litter or sand.  This will allow you to dig  yourself out and  give your vehicle traction. Flares and a flashlight should also be kept in your car.

5. Feeling invincible because your car has four-wheel drive:

Four-wheel drive is used to send the specific amount of needed torque to each of your car’s four tires to give it added traction to move forward through snowy roads. That doesn’t mean however, that you can race down the road at top speed in the snow and bring yourself to a quick stop. Four-wheel or all-wheel drive isn’t going to give you the traction you need to brake.

 

Stay safe everyone!!


The beloved Camaro turns 50!

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50 years ago this year an American icon was born!  Initially slated to be called the “Panther”, the Camaro was Chevy’s answer to Ford’s ever popular Mustang. After six different generations, and over 5 million sold the Camaro remains the 3rd most collected vehicle behind the Corvette and Mustang.

Happy Birthday Camaro!!

 


 

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Thank you to all my clients for your continued support! Wishing you and yours the best this holiday season.
Jason Schreib-Agent/Owner

Prefer a unique local adventure to a fancy hotel? These 5 places are sure to provide you that one of a kind type getaway.

1. Stormking Spa, Mt. Rainier

http://stormkingspa.com/

This enchanting retreat is located near the Nisqually entrance of Mount Rainier National Park.   Cabins feature amenities such as private decks , large skylights for star gazing, and even a hot tubs.

1. Stormking Spa, Mt. Rainier

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2. Wharfside Bed and Breakfast, Friday Harbor

http://thewharfside.com/

Love boats or the water? This aquatic bed and breakfast named “Slow Season” offers below deck private rooms that will give you a nautical night to remember.  When morning comes,  treat yourself to an appetizing breakfast on the dock.

10. Wharfside Bed and Breakfast, Friday Harbor

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3. Red Caboose Getaway, Sequim

http://www.redcaboosegetaway.com/

The Olympic Peninsula offers all sorts of unique lodging options, but none are quite like having your own private caboose. Each car has its own unique theme and sits on its own track. Amenities include queen sized beds, fireplace, whirlpool tubs, and robes. Themed movies are also provided along with a mini fridge and wireless internet.

8. Red Caboose Getaway, Sequim

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4. Teepees at Cherry Wood Bed and Breakfast, Zillah

http://www.cherrywoodbbandb.com/lodging.html/

It doesn’t get much more unique than staying inside a teepee  in Washington’s wine country. Their magical 22-foot teepees feature cloud-like beds, a private restroom and an open-air shower.

6. Teepees at Cherry Wood Bed and Breakfast, Zillah

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5. Cedar Creek Treehouse, Mt. Rainier

http://www.cedarcreektreehouse.com/

This 50ft high ,two-story treehouse boasts a mammoth tree trunk that grows straight through the floor. Amenities include a cozy bedroom, small sun room, kitchen and loft. Leave your cares and especially your electronics  at home. This Eco friendly retreat is “off grid” and is sustained only by a small solar powered system.

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To get to the top, you can simply head up their Stairway to Heaven.

Their Earth-friendly retreat is "off the grid" and uses a small and sustainable solar powered system.

Here's their cozy loft, where you can fall asleep looking up at tree branches and the stars.

One of the most unique features is their Treehouse Observatory in a nearby Fir tree – accessible via a Rainbow Bridge.