Category: Travel

A River and a Lake in Chicago!

You may not think of water when you think of Chicago if you’ve never been there before, but a river and a lake were top attractions on our recent trip. That, along with many wonderful parks and museums,which I’ll save for later. Because in… Continue Reading “A River and a Lake in Chicago!”

Postcards from Chicago – Highlights of an Architecture Tour

Greetings from the Windy City! I meant only to send a few postcards, but as often happens, I found I had a lot to say about them! First of all, did you know that Chicago is home to the world’s first skyscraper? Well now… Continue Reading “Postcards from Chicago – Highlights of an Architecture Tour”

Can you have too much Lavender?

They don’t think so in Sequim, Washington, the lavender capital of the Northwest. Every July, lavender takes center stage in this sunny town on the Olympic Peninsula, which lies within the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains. And every year for as long as… Continue Reading “Can you have too much Lavender?”

I went Looking for Ducklings at Coulon Park …

I walked as far north as the trail allowed – some parts are under construction. The Olympic Mountains were out, and so was the Seattle skyline. I saw moms walking Coulon style, turtles basking, fishes jumping, but no ducklings. Until I passed by the… Continue Reading “I went Looking for Ducklings at Coulon Park …”

Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway – Cliffs, Overlooks, and Waterfalls From the Road

As much as I love visiting Washington’s waterfalls (the most of any state in the U.S.) there’s nothing like the string of waterfalls in Oregon, on this historic stretch of highway on the Columbia Gorge.¬†Add to that the rugged cliffs, overlooks and views of… Continue Reading “Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway – Cliffs, Overlooks, and Waterfalls From the Road”

May the 4th Be With You

Not so long ago, in a land far away In southern California, to be more precise Just last year Happy 4th to you! ~ Susanne

Walking in a Riverbed at Mt. Rainier – Following the Nisqually River

The promised sun and highest temperatures of the year finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest after an interminably cold and rainy spring. You may ask why we’d wish to go to a snow-covered Mt. Rainier on such a warm and lovely day to which… Continue Reading “Walking in a Riverbed at Mt. Rainier – Following the Nisqually River”

Our Beautiful Corner of the #Earth – in Washington State

Earth Day was April 22nd, and though I’m a bit late, let’s just call it Earth Week, how about? When I think of our beautiful planet, the stage on which we live our lives, I think of all the natural beauty surrounding me in… Continue Reading “Our Beautiful Corner of the #Earth – in Washington State”

Rainy Day in a Tulip Field

The tulips are slow to bloom this year in Washington’s Skagit Valley due to the unseasonably cool weather. I hope to make it up north to see them when they do. But last year we stopped by the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm in Oregon,… Continue Reading “Rainy Day in a Tulip Field”

A Road Trip to Wenatchee with a Peek at the Peaks and Wildlife

There were two days of promised good weather, so we took advantage and headed to Wenatchee for the night. We took our favorite route over the Cascades on Highway 2, and it wasn’t long before we got a ‘peek’ at the craggy ‘peak’ of… Continue Reading “A Road Trip to Wenatchee with a Peek at the Peaks and Wildlife”

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