Tag: Washington State

I Did it! I upgraded to Windows 11!

I admit I wasn’t thrilled when I heard that Windows 11 was coming out and I had no intention of upgrading. After all, my computer’s getting old and I’ll probably replace it in the next year. But I also wasn’t thrilled with the current… Continue Reading “I Did it! I upgraded to Windows 11!”

Atmospheric Rivers Above and Below!

You may have heard by now that the Pacific Northwest has been visited by an atmospheric river, also known as the Pineapple Express. Long narrow bands of water transported from the tropics in the atmosphere has meant lots of rain the last couple of… Continue Reading “Atmospheric Rivers Above and Below!”

Half the Fun is Getting There! On the Road to Yellowstone

Some destinations are better than others and certainly Yellowstone is one of those. Still, half the fun of any road trip is getting there! We left Seattle after Labor Day and headed east on I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass where I never get tired of… Continue Reading “Half the Fun is Getting There! On the Road to Yellowstone”

Perspective on the Green River Gorge

The Green River flows from Washington’s Cascade Mountains for 65 miles becoming the Duwamish River before emptying into Puget Sound. There are many places to enjoy the river but my favorite is from the one-lane bridge over the Green River Gorge. You get a… Continue Reading “Perspective on the Green River Gorge”

Peak Fall Color at Coulon Park – Too Good Not to Share

My life has become very busy lately and I’m finding I have less time to blog. It’s okay – life calls. But in between two appointments today I managed to swing by Coulon Park and found the trees at their peak color. I hope… Continue Reading “Peak Fall Color at Coulon Park – Too Good Not to Share”

Fall Color at Stevens Pass and Tumwater Canyon

Earlier this week we took a little road trip to Wenatchee to celebrate our 39th Anniversary. Yes, it’s been a wonderful THIRTY-NINE YEARS, a funny number that begs to usher in FORTY! We went via Highway 2 to see some of the best fall… Continue Reading “Fall Color at Stevens Pass and Tumwater Canyon”

The Salmon are Running and it’s Beautiful to Behold!

One of my favorite things about living in Renton is seeing the salmon return to the Cedar River each fall. After spending several years in the Pacific Ocean they return to the rivers and streams of their birth to spawn. Coho, Chinook and Sockeye… Continue Reading “The Salmon are Running and it’s Beautiful to Behold!”

On a Ferry from Bremerton – the Ride’s the Thing

While it’s true that Washington State Ferries – the largest ferry system in the USA – provide much needed transportation on Puget Sound – sometimes the ride’s the thing. We drove to Bremerton over the weekend to look at a camper (don’t laugh but… Continue Reading “On a Ferry from Bremerton – the Ride’s the Thing”

Hurricane Ridge – A look at the Olympic Mountains

I’ve showed you many pictures from our various travels in Olympic National Park – the forests – the lakes and the rugged beaches – all are wonderful. But I haven’t showed you much of Hurricane Ridge even though it’s probably the most visited place… Continue Reading “Hurricane Ridge – A look at the Olympic Mountains”

A Wow Hike on the Flanks of Mt. Rainier

Of all the hikes I’ve done on Mt. Rainier – and there have been many I’m a local after all – this was the best – the Golden Gate and Skyline Trails on the flanks of the mountain! It was a perfect day for… Continue Reading “A Wow Hike on the Flanks of Mt. Rainier”

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