Tag: Travel

Thankful for the Beauty of the Natural World

There’s always something to be thankful for and if you don’t believe it, just look around at the beauty of the natural world. Earlier this month we visited Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, thousands of acres of salt and freshwater marshes, grasslands and forest that… Continue Reading “Thankful for the Beauty of the Natural World”

Rewards of a Rainy Day Walk, Harbor Seals and a Rainbow!

So here we are – it’s fall in the Pacific Northwest and that means rain, rain, and more rain, perhaps for the next six months. Okay, not really, but it sometimes feels like that. And you can’t just stay home day after day even… Continue Reading “Rewards of a Rainy Day Walk, Harbor Seals and a Rainbow!”

The Best of Multnomah Falls

I promised I’d be back to show you Multnomah Falls, the most popular of all the waterfalls in the Columbia Gorge. It was our last stop before heading back home, and it was a perfect and rain-free fall day. At 620 feet, Multnomah Falls… Continue Reading “The Best of Multnomah Falls”

Waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge

No trip to the Columbia Gorge is complete without stopping by the many waterfalls that line the Historic Scenic Highway. Last week we traveled to Oregon and did just that – safely and before new Covid travel restrictions were put into place. The weather… Continue Reading “Waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge”

Ice Cream Coming and Going

We managed to escape to the Columbia River Gorge for a few days where we traveled the old scenic highway on the Oregon side, stopping every few minutes to take in the magnificent roadside waterfalls, which I will share with you in a coming… Continue Reading “Ice Cream Coming and Going”

Wishing I was There

Honestly now. Wouldn’t you rather be on Oahu? I would. ~ Susanne

Golden Hour Over San Francisco Bay

We cruised into San Francisco stealthily, passing by the Rock in darkness where inmates sleep in tourists’ dreams. The sky was red and gold till sunrise – the spell was broken. A reminiscence – for Six Word Saturday. ~ Susanne

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”

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”

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