Category Archives: Road Trip

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 Hood, … 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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The Oregon Trail – Another Road Trip Book

My brother recommended that I read “The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey ” by Rinker Buck. I figured that I should read it simply because I loved the author’s name. The name Rinker is German in origin although the … Continue reading

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Where the Deer and the Antelope Play

Sunday, September 17, 2017 I wasn’t planning to blog about this short road trip, but found a few interesting things along the way, so here I am. My sister and I are taking our father to visit an Indian school … Continue reading

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