Tag: Travel

Red! A Photo Challenge

It’s a gray and rainy day in the Pacific Northwest with many more to come.  What better time to jump into a photo challenge and brighten things up with some red? Not my car but isn’t it great?  We found it at a classic…

Three Port Towns – Two Days!

Yes, it can be done!  Quite easily in fact if you live in Seattle.  We were looking for a quick getaway and decided on Port Townsend,  a charming Victorian seaport on the Olympic Peninsula. We headed north to Edmonds to take the ferry to…

All Packed and Ready to Go

We took a little road trip recently and Benji was all in. “All packed and ready to go Sue!!” “Aw Benji, I wish you could come with us.  But sorry, you’ll have to stay home.” “Why Sue?  I won’t be any trouble.” “I know…

Alki Blues in Seattle

Although Seattle’s nickname is the Emerald City it could just as easily be called the Blue City.   Surrounded by water, Seattle lies on a strip of land between Puget Sound and Lake Washington. The first white settlers to the area – the Denny…

The Cruise North from Monterey to Victoria and Home Again!

In my last post on our cruise down the coast I left you in Monterey.  Time to get us back home!  It was a Thursday night and we headed north for our final port of call, Victoria, B.C.  It would be our longest stretch…

The Cruise Continues to Monterey

So here we are on day 5 of our cruise,  pulling into our southernmost port of call  at sunrise –  Monterey. Today’s  arrival was different than the others. For the first time in my limited cruising experience the ship remained anchored in the bay….

The Cruise Continues – On to Astoria!

We woke to sunrise on Day 2 of our cruise ready for our first port of call:  Astoria, Oregon, the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, founded in 1811. (Here’s Day 1 if you missed it.) After coffee and a light breakfast I…

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