Tag: Washington State

A Fishing Trip Back in Time at Mineral Lake

Mineral Lake is to my husband what Hood Canal is to me: a place full of childhood memories, of long summer days spent camping, fishing, and swimming. Yesterday we made the drive to Mineral, a tiny town whose claim to fame is the beautiful…

Berry Picking with Mom

Good name for a poem –  if only I had the eloquence. Regardless, today I had the privilege of going berry picking with my mom. Privilege I say because she’s 89 years old and not everyone is so lucky. Actually it was her idea….

A Perfect Getaway to Sun Mountain Lodge

Earlier this month we took a trip to Sun Mountain Lodge via the scenic North Cascades Highway. The drive was wonderful providing views like this. It was gray and rainy on the west side but as we crossed over the mountains we entered into…

A Quick Tour of Washington’s National Parks

Did you know that Washington State has three National Parks?  They are Mt. Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades!  All are marvelous and worth many visits, especially if you live here as I do.  🙂 Lets start with Mt. Rainier National Park  – just two…

Enjoying the Great Outdoors at Federation Forest

We passed by this beautiful spot many times on our way to somewhere else but finally made Federation Forest our destination. According to the brochure, “the park is home to stands of majestic, old-growth evergreen trees – some more than 1,000 years old. Visitors…

A Drive to Black Diamond and the Green River Gorge

Bob and I have been unloading some things by consigning them for sale at a collectible store in Black Diamond.  So once a month we make the drive to the old coal town to collect money from our sales,  hopefully greater than what we…

A Trip Through Grand Coulee Country

You’ve no doubt heard of the Dam – the largest hydropower producer in the United States and one of the largest concrete structures in the world. But there’s more to Grand Coulee than the Dam. “Appropriate as the word grand is for the dam,…

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