4 Ways to Stay Active During the Gloomy PNW Winter

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4 Ways to Stay Active During the Gloomy PNW Winter
I don’t know about you, but I’m going stir crazy. The sun peeked through the clouds a couple of times this weekend, but not consistently. On Saturday I went for a run and I was home in 15 minutes because the rain and cold were giving me an earache. After posting a #latergram of mine and J’s hike at Neah Bay, my anticipation for summer is at an all time high. So today, J and I brainstormed some ways to stay active while we wait for warmer weather. Here are our top 4 ideas!

1) Check out the Museums

There are so many museums in this area! I’m sure that you can find one on a subject that interests you.

Are you watching your budget like I am? Then check out your local library’s offerings. In my county, the libraries have a certain number of museum passes that you can check out. Two adults and two children can go to the glass, art or history museum for free!
4 Ways to Stay Active During the Gloomy PNW Winter

I’ve used these passes to go with friends. One of my friends and I went to a presentation about D.B. Cooper at the historical museum. It was something he was interested in, but his wife, who is a dear friend of mine, was working so she couldn’t go. It was so fun to learn about Washington history and the fascinating story of D.B!

4 Ways to Stay Active During the Gloomy PNW Winter

Another time I went with my friends Sara and Meghan to the glass museum! It was a blast! It was a super fun way to have a girls day without spending a ton of cash. Even when you’re stuck inside, it feels like an adventure just to see so many cool, neat things!

2) Go Sailing

It will be cold on the water, but it’s going to be cold on the land too, so you might as well have a gorgeous view! J’s brother loves to sail and there are a ton of races during this time of year.
4 Ways to Stay Active During the Gloomy PNW Winter
If you’re interested in sailing you can look up classes in your area. If you’re already into sailing, you can check out Meet Up groups in your area to find people who are passionate about sailing too!

3) Wine Tasting!

It’s not the time you’d expect to go wine tasting, but wine festivals and tastings start in February! This photo is from my trip to Chelan this fall.

4 Ways to Stay Active in the Gloomy PNW Winter

The Chelan festival happened last weekend, but there are more in Seattle, Spokane, Walla Walla and Yakima next month! Check it out!

BRB after reading about all of those, I need to go pour myself a glass of wine

4) Go Hiking Anyway

4 Ways to Stay Active During the Gloomy PNW Winter
Put on your layers and tough it out. It will be worth it. We went on a hike last year at Glacier View that was so gorgeous. We could only go half way up the hike because of snow, but even half way was really nice. Don’t forget your normal supplies though. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you’ll stay hydrated! You still need water, and especially snacks. Here are some more winter hiking tips. Make sure to check those out and then go have a blast!

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  • Reply
    Amy Jones
    January 25, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Good activities both cultural and amussing, nature is always the best solution against gloomyness

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    Lysha
    January 25, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    What a great list! I’m all about the wine tasting. ;-)
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    John Z
    January 26, 2016 at 7:04 am

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      Brittany
      January 26, 2016 at 7:05 am

      Thanks, John! I’ll look into it

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    John Z
    January 26, 2016 at 7:05 am

    The Pinterest URL for brittany_jean is bad in form
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      Brittany
      January 26, 2016 at 7:11 am

      It looks like they were missing the “http.” Thanks so much for pointing that out! All links should be fixed.

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    Edmond
    January 30, 2016 at 8:42 pm

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