Category: Travel

A Riot of Color in Orange and Green

It comes on slowly – then all in a hurry – this was the view at Coulon Park the end of September. Last week was a swirl of orange and green – like sherbet I thought – and photographers were out to see it.… Continue Reading “A Riot of Color in Orange and Green”

My Happy Place is in the Woods – All Kinds of Woods

I’ve always loved the woods – all kinds of woods – from the dense forests of the national parks – to smaller local woods where tiny bursts of light and color compete with green. The woods have been my happy place, a refuge from… Continue Reading “My Happy Place is in the Woods – All Kinds of Woods”

Traveling the Cascade Loop – Winthrop, Leavenworth, The Enchantments, and Tumwater Canyon

After crossing the North Cascades, with stops at Diablo Lake and Liberty Bell Mountain, I wondered if it could get any better. It did. We spent the night in Winthrop, a small western themed town, then continued south to Wenatchee – the Apple Capital… Continue Reading “Traveling the Cascade Loop – Winthrop, Leavenworth, The Enchantments, and Tumwater Canyon”

My Great Grandfather’s Incredible Postcard Art! O.T. Frasch Was Seattle’s Legendary Photographer!

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Welcome To Seattle, Washington! Located in the northwest corner of the US, Seattle is where I grew up, taking for granted spectacular scenery like this on a daily basis: However, thanks to my Mom and Sister, I am learning that…

There’s No Place Like Home

After a wonderful road trip through the North Cascades we returned to the wet side, I mean the west side of the mountains to typical fall stormy weather. Bob got a fire going and the cats thanked us for returning and warming up the… Continue Reading “There’s No Place Like Home”

Postcards from a Fall Road Trip

For our anniversary this year – 38 years in case you wondered – we set out for a road trip across the North Cascades where the best stop is at Washington Pass for a look at Liberty Bell in burnished bronze, adorned with evergreens… Continue Reading “Postcards from a Fall Road Trip”

Magnificent Views Sailing From Seattle

One year ago today we returned to Seattle from our second cruise. We’d left the Emerald City seven days before under cloudy skies fretting about the weather. Why had we booked so late? The answer was two-fold. First, to celebrate our anniversary. Second, it… Continue Reading “Magnificent Views Sailing From Seattle”

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and a Blast from the Past at the Rose Garden

Last week after having been being cooped up for days – first by smoke from wildfires, then by the heavy rain which followed – we were desperate to get out. So despite the rain we drove south to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium in… Continue Reading “Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and a Blast from the Past at the Rose Garden”

Let’s Cruise to Alaska!

Virtually of course! Pandemic wanderlust has struck again and since cruising has been put on hold I thought it only fitting to reflect on my very first cruise – to Alaska – 3 years ago this month! I came to cruising late in life… Continue Reading “Let’s Cruise to Alaska!”

Only Pretending to be in Hawaii

It’s birthday and anniversary season and I’m not above using them as an excuse for a trip to Hawaii. Hey, it worked the first time see here! Hawaii – the beginnings. But due to the pandemic and other constraints a trip to Hawaii is out… Continue Reading “Only Pretending to be in Hawaii”

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