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One last ride on a ferry; another visit to Bainbridge Island

We returned to Seattle in order to catch our planes the next day.  But there was still an afternoon free, so we decided to drive down to the ferry terminal to see if we might be able to hop on … Continue reading

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Logging in the Pacific Northwest

We saw so many logging trucks and operations on our trip to Washington, Oregon and Northern California, I began to wonder about all the articles I  had read discussing the decline of the logging industry. Search Google and you will … Continue reading

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Vancouver and the Columbia River

Speak of Vancouver and most people will immediately think of the wonderful cosmopolitan city in Canada, but we stayed a couple nights in the pleasant town of Vancouver, Washington in order to have dinner with some relatives across the river … Continue reading

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Olympic National Park, part 2

Olympic National Park covers 1,422 square miles, most of it wilderness. There are distinct ecosystems and a few roads in for those of us no longer able to hike long distances. Day hikes can be found on the mountains, in … Continue reading

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Wandering around Kitsap Peninsula

The Kitsap Peninsula sticks up like a thumb on the mitten of the Olympic Peninsula.  It is across Puget Sound from Seattle.  Based in Shelton to the southwest for a few days, we drove around Kitsap. I make clear my … Continue reading

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Just take the ferry, drive up the road and WOW!!!

As mentioned in my last post, Michelle got a reservation for our car on the ferry from Coupeville on Whidbey Island to Port Townsend on the Olympic Peninsula. We then drove up the 17-mile road from the entrance of Olympic … Continue reading

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We wander on Whidbey.

Captain George Vancouver was surveying the northwest coast of what is now Washington in 1792.  While exploring Puget Sound, he came to a narrow passage through what he thought was a peninsula extending out from the mainland.  He sent Joseph … Continue reading

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Mt. Baker: We can’t always have what we want but we can be grateful for what we have.

As we drove north from the Seattle-Tacoma airport, we spotted the white cone of Mt. Baker in the distance.  We were here in August partially because Alie had other plans for this fall, our favored time to travel.  Also, in … Continue reading

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North Cascades National Park: over the mountain into the smoke

We always say we manage to have a good time, and it is true.  Last March when we contemplated visiting Washington, we thought we would start in Seattle, drive though North Cascades National Park eventually getting to Sand Point, Idaho … Continue reading

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A waterfall for Michelle

Alie’s sister Michelle met us in Seattle, and we set off on a month-long drive around the Northwest U.S. Michelle loves waterfalls, so we altered our first day’s drive to surprise her with a detour to Snoqualmie Falls.  The 268 … Continue reading

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