Tag: Road trip

Fourteen States to Go and Countdown to Alaska!

I never intended to visit all fifty of these United States of America but once I realized I’d already made it to thirty-six of them, the remaining fourteen seemed a worthy goal. What are those states you may wonder?  Well they are last for…

Postcards from the Oregon Coast

Highway 101 on the Oregon Coast: wild and rugged beaches, capes and bluffs, sea stacks where nesting birds make their homes, ancient volcanic rock with fanciful shapes and names, strewn along offshore, all preserved and available to the public thanks to Oregon’s early conservationists….

Road Trip to Wenatchee

One thing I like about living in Washington State is its diverse geography.  Here on the west side of the Cascade Mountains you can easily see why Washington is called the Evergreen State with its thick stands of Douglas fir, mossy temperate rainforest and plenty of rainfall.  But…

California Dreamin’ on a Winter’s Day

As winter is in full swing here in the Northwest, I am in a California Dreamin’ kind of mood and remembering a special trip taken to the lesser known east side of the Golden State (at least to me) a few years ago. Being from Seattle, I had been…

North Cascades Timed Right

October means fall and time to celebrate our anniversary.  We decide to head up to the North Cascades for a couple days while we have good weather before the big storm hits. Timing is everything. The first day we stop for lunch at a restaurant in the small town of Marblemount and enjoy the…

Still dreaming of the Bow

Having returned from the Canadian Rockies I began poring over my pictures and noticed how much ‘the Bow’ permeated our trip with its beauty. We first met the Bow River where it flows through the Banff townsite. We followed it to the Falls nearby….

Canadian Rockies Adventure 2016 – through Glacier to Banff and Jasper

Rocky Mountains.  Craggy peaks.  Lakes and rivers and waterfalls. Scenic Highways. Glaciers.  Bears! This was the 4th time we made the journey from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Rockies and this time we went east through Glacier National Park and north to Banff…

Canadian Rockies here we come! Again!

Apparently every 10 years or so we hear the call to go north.  So for the past few weeks I’ve been putting together our next road trip to the Canadian Rockies. This got me going through my old scrap books (I used to do…

Olympic National Park and Sequim Lavender Festival

Olympic National Park. Almost a million acres of preserved wilderness, old-growth temperate rain forests, glacier capped mountains and glacier carved lakes, wild rivers, the longest undeveloped coast in the contiguous United States.  Nearby Sequim, in the rain shadow of the Olympics. Self proclaimed “Lavender…

All dressed in green for the 4th of July

It wasn’t exactly red, white and blue…  more like, green, green and more green..   It was a drizzly day on the 4th of July this side of the mountains so we opted to go east where the sun is always shining..   On the…

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