Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Weekend Planner June 25-28, 2020

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POPULAR BOOKS/AUDIOBOOKS

PARTY OF TWO
A chance meeting with a handsome stranger turns into a whirlwind romance, follow Olivia Monroe’s story as she moves to L.A.

LOVE
Two old friends reconnect in Dublin for a dramatic, revealing evening of drinking and storytelling.

A PILGRIMAGE TO ETERNITY
Following the passing of his mother, Timothy embarks on a thousand-mile journey from Canterbury to Rome in search of faith.

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POPULAR ON NETFLIX/HULU/PRIME

FLOOR IS LAVA
A new reality series similar to the popular tv show Wipe Out follows competitors as they try their way through obstacles and try not to fall into the lava.

NEVER HAVE I EVER
This coming-of-age drama and comedy follows a young woman after a passing of her parent, and how she decides to change her life. This story balances the traditional perils of high school paired with teen romance.

VICTORIA
Amazon Prime hosts Victoria, a British series chronicling the reign of Queen Victoria, who took the throne at age 18, ruled during a time of rapid expansion.

DINO DANA
This family-friendly Canadian series follows live-action and CG effects, bringing dinosaurs to life.

LOVE, VICTOR
Set in the series format of the film Love, Simon, this series follows Victor, a new student on a self-discovery journey.

GAMES/ACTIVITIES

GLOBAL PRIDE
On Saturday, June 27th, Pride organizations from across the world will celebrate Global Pride 2020. Watch musical performances, speeches from activists, and celebrate the beautiful diversity of LGBTI+ people everywhere. This will be live-streamed.

STATE PARKS
As the state slowly opens, keep track of local state parks opening back up in Oregon and Washington. Home is still the safest place to be, make sure to bring your mask and hand sanitizer with you. State officials ask people not to travel and recreate with those outside their household and for those in urban areas to stay within a 50-mile radius.

SUPPORT LOCAL
Think about what attracts people to your community and support local. For example, visit a winery, vineyard tasting room, food carts, or the farmer’s market this weekend.

CAMPING
Schedule your summer campout ahead of time, select campsites are expected to open back up June 9th for Oregonians, stay tuned for Governor Inslee’s word on when Washington State camping will open up during phase 2.

BOARD GAMES
Check out popular board games online, or try your hand at making your own game!

RUN/WALK WITH PRIDE
Run or walk a 5K or 10K anywhere in the world between June 26th and 29th to support Peer Seattle, a Seattle Pride event.

VIRTUAL QUEEN TAKEOVER
Seattle local Drag Queens will take over Instagram on June 25th for a virtual showcase of MoPOP-inspired pop culture looks.

HIKING IN OREGON

MILO MCIVER STATE PARK
This park offers trails for humans, dogs, and horses alike. Bring a picnic and find a shady spot along the river to enjoy the hike.

L.L. STUB STEWART STATE PARK
Open 7am-7pm, this park offers a hilltop day-use area, off-leash dog area, horse staging area, a disc golf-course, mountain biking trails, and more!

AINSWORTH STATE PARK
This popular campsite is nestled in-between Gorge destinations like Multnomah Falls, and Crown Point.

ERRATIC ROCK NATURAL SITE
Visit the site of this 90-ton rock, in its resting place after traveling over 500 miles (typically found in the Northern Rocky Mountains) in an iceberg about 12,000 years ago. Head out to see the largest glacial erratic found in the Willamette Valley.

HIKING IN WASHINGTON

BIRCH BAY STATE PARK
Follow the trail and enjoy over 1.5 miles of saltwater shoreline to explore, the marsh loop, and spot large birds.

PARADISE POINT
Bring your kayak or paddle board to enjoy the Lewis River, or hike along the shoreline, find the apple orchard or explore the wooded areas.

MYSTERY BAY
Head to Mystery Bay on a hot summer day to enjoy the eighteen-acre marine state park on the harbor.

CHILDREN’S PLAYTIME

SCIENCE EXPERIMENTS

Science Fun has fun experiments for at-home project ideas, create a lava lamp, a storm in a glass, snow fluff, milk art, and more!

LIVESTREAM ZOO

The Cincinnati Zoo offers a live stream video series featuring Fiona the hippo. Explore.org offers livestreaming on their website featuring elephants, bald eagles, lions, monkeys, and more! The Smithsonian ZooHouston Zoo, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium also offer live streaming as well.

A DISNEYLAND ADVENTURE

You can watch footage of Disneyland rides online, spreading joy and making your home the happiest place on earth.. Or close to it. Use an empty laundry basket in front of the TV, for your little one to climb aboard and enjoy a ride on their favorite Disney adventure without lines.

DIY HAND SANITIZER

You may have noticed hand sanitizer is hard to find on the shelves. Make your own at home as a fun family activity! You’ll need 99% isopropyl alcohol, 3% hydrogen peroxide, and 98% glycerin along with distilled water. Follow the steps here.

THINGS TO DO:

  • Explore bucket-list attractions like Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal without leaving home.
  • Billboard offers live a live stream of virtual concerts.
  • Calling all seamstresses! Contact your local Jo-Ann fabric store for a mask-making kit! They’ll give you pieces of fabric and you can create masks, drop them back off at Jo-Ann’s and they’ll take them to the local hospital for our heroic medical teams.
  • Connect on Nextdoor to see what’s going on in your community and check-in with your neighbors. Make sure to practice safe social distancing with neighbors but be sure to check-in with your elderly neighbors. A quick phone call to boost their morale or an offer to walk their dog will go a long way.

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