Tag: Washington State

Finding Red in Washington

Who doesn’t love red?  Not me.  So I went looking through my archives and came up with lots of red from travels in my home state, ‘the other Washington.’ SEATTLE I saw this one day as I was walking to the Sculpture Park downtown…

The Snag and the Owl

Among the evergreen trees surrounding our home is a Western Hemlock that appeared to be dying.  We asked an arborist to come and remove it and he was willing to take it down, but encouraged us to leave a ‘snag’ for wildlife. If we…

Winter Walk at Nolte and the Green River Gorge

After many rainy days we had a wonderful interlude of clear skies and record breaking temperatures and decided to spend it at Nolte State Park. The property was first granted to Frederick Nolte by then President Harrison in the late 1800’s and stayed in…

Over Seattle

You didn’t really think I could stay away till 2020 did you? Me neither. After a wonderful week in Southern California we headed back to Seattle yesterday. Mt. Adams and Mt Rainier were beautiful on approach but I was most impressed by the aerial…

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…

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…

The Cruise Begins!

Seven nights – five ports of call – Seattle – Astoria – San Francisco – Monterey – Victoria – and two full days at sea.  It was time to cruise! I admit I’d had some concerns. The week before we left, the weather was…

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