Category Archive: Washington

Storms, Volcanoes and Hanging With Friends – Silver Lake, WA

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Hoquiam River Just as we began our southward migration through Washington, the weather turned really bad.  The rainy days continued as we drove down the coast to our planned overnight stop at Hoquiam River, just… Continue reading

Crabs, Coasts and Mountains – Port Angeles, WA

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By October we would typically be halfway through our southerly migration, but this year we made a westerly detour to the Pacific Northwest, with the Olympic Peninsula as our destination.  As we all know, that… Continue reading

Incredible Fall Colors in Paradise – Mount Rainier National Park, WA

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We used our last hiking opportunity before the weather changed to follow the Skyline Trail Loop in Paradise.  As the tallest peak in the Cascade Range, Mount Rainier magnifies area rainfall by stimulating the flow of… Continue reading

Exploring Mt. Rainier National Park – Washington

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Autumn is a wonderful time of the year to visit Mount Rainier, perhaps only second to spring time when the wildflowers are blooming.  At the time of our visit in early October, the meadows… Continue reading

A whirlwind week!

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After our week at the Columbia Gorge, it  was time to take care of some “business” stuff.  This allowed us to be in three states and two countries in just a week –… Continue reading

Invigorating Outdoor Fun -Columbia River Gorge part 3

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Interspersed with our scenic drives were outdoor activities that we like to do when available in areas we visited. Indeed there are an abundance of recreation opportunities at the gorgeous Gorge that should… Continue reading

Gorgeous Gorge – Columbia River Gorge part 2

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Traveling through and around the Gorge is easy, and to really experience the Gorge is to drive  from east to west or vice versa depending on where you originate from.  It should also… Continue reading

Holy Smokes! Central Washington

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After the Customs officer at the US border confiscated some vegetables we had purchased in Kelowna, we went straight to a gas station and filled Betsy up.  The diesel price as we know… Continue reading

Our (slow) trip around San Juan Island

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Our next stop took us to Anacortes, the gateway to the many  islands  in the Pacific Northwest.  Among the many things to do and islands to visit,  we chose to ride the ferry… Continue reading

The evergreen state, lush and wet

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Washington State was not given the monicker “the evergreen state”  for nothing!  And it should also be  called “the wet  state”!  By this time in CA where I came from the hills are… Continue reading