Category Archives: Road Trip

Columbia River Gorge

Friday, July 27, 2018 We originally planned to drive to southern Oregon today, to visit Crater Lake National Park. However, recent wildfires in the area made that option undesirable. Although the park remains open, the Park Service is recommending that … Continue reading

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Columbia River Gorge

Thursday, July 26, 2018 We left Olympia this morning and headed to Vancouver, Washington, to visit the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, from which we had a good view of Mount Hood. Established in 1824, the British Fort Vancouver was a … Continue reading

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Olympic National Park

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Olympic National Park was set aside as a national monument in 1909, and given national park status 29 years later in 1938. The park contains over 1,400 square miles – too much to see in one day … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier National Park

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 The days have been sunny and hot here in northwest Seattle. The mostly blue skies show off Washington’s natural resources to good effect, truly enhancing the views. The temperatures have been reaching into the 90’s, but … Continue reading

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North Cascades National Park

Monday, July 23, 2018 We drove north from Burlington, Washington to North Cascades National Park. We followed the Cascades Scenic Highway to the Visitor Center in Newhalem to get our National Parks Passport Book stamped. Most of the time, I … Continue reading

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Mountains and Airplanes

  Saturday, July 21, 2018 The sun was shining brightly this morning, good news, as we took a morning flight from Boeing Field, around Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. Thrown in for good measure were Mount Adams and Mount … Continue reading

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Marvelous Day in Seattle

Friday, July 20, 2018 The day started out cloudy and a little misty, not unusual for Seattle. The city’s average rainfall is just under 40 inches, but that number had been higher in the last few years, with 48 inches … Continue reading

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