Tag: Washington State

My Happy Place is in the Woods – All Kinds of Woods

I’ve always loved the woods – all kinds of woods – from the dense forests of the national parks – to smaller local woods where tiny bursts of light and color compete with green. The woods have been my happy place, a refuge from… Continue Reading “My Happy Place is in the Woods – All Kinds of Woods”

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”

Magnificent Views Sailing From Seattle

One year ago today we returned to Seattle from our second cruise. We’d left the Emerald City seven days before under cloudy skies fretting about the weather. Why had we booked so late? The answer was two-fold. First, to celebrate our anniversary. Second, it… Continue Reading “Magnificent Views Sailing From Seattle”

Surprised by Salmon on the Green River

We were so happy to have rainfall in the Pacific Northwest this weekend and healthy air once again so we celebrated with a walk at Kanasket-Palmer State Park. Through the woods and down to the Green River we went, enjoying the wet and colorful… Continue Reading “Surprised by Salmon on the Green River”

A Hike to the Waterfall in the Green River Gorge!

We finally did it – took the trail down to the Green River Gorge for a close up look at the waterfall. It was a first for me though not for my husband; he spent a lot of time here in his younger days,… Continue Reading “A Hike to the Waterfall in the Green River Gorge!”

Fishing at Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier

Though truth be told, I just go along for the ride, Bob does all the fishing. Mineral Lake sits in the Cascade foothills near Mt. Rainier and Bob remembers coming here way back in the last century. I told you about that already in… Continue Reading “Fishing at Mineral Lake and Mt. Rainier”

At Paradise On Mt. Rainier with Hike to Myrtle Falls

For the past week or so I’ve been sharing with you the beauty of Olympic National Park, perhaps my favorite of them all. But a short visit to Paradise yesterday to see the wildflowers in bloom on Mt. Rainier left me breathless. And how… Continue Reading “At Paradise On Mt. Rainier with Hike to Myrtle Falls”

Ruby Beach at Olympic National Park

Even the name is beautiful. On our recent trip to Olympic National Park we stopped to enjoy Ruby Beach on Washington’s wild Coast. Kalaloch just south may be more famous but to me Ruby Beach is more beautiful and mysterious. We arrived and walked… Continue Reading “Ruby Beach at Olympic National Park”

A Walk to Dungeness Spit

Did you know that Sequim is home to the longest natural sand spit in the U.S. and one of the longest in the world? Neither did I! Until we stopped at Dungeness Spit on our recent trip to Olympic National Park. Better late than… Continue Reading “A Walk to Dungeness Spit”

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