Washington

Washington: Day 17

Last day!  It clouded over at last, and I got a glimpse of my first Washington rain.  Which suited my gloomy mood.  Everything that morning seemed to go wrong.  Each direction I turned was either full of traffic, or the...



Washington



Washington Travelogue: Day 2

I drove to Mt. St. Helens today after breakfast.  It was a spectacularly sunny, clear day.  You could see the mountain with the gaping hole in its side as soon as you got off the highway, looming mysteriously over the...

Washington: Day 10

I caught the ferry this morning for San Juan island.  For some reason, I was terribly nervous about the whole ferry traveling experience.  I was packed the night before so I could rush out in the morning, and I fussed...

Washington: Day 11

I met my fellow guests over a delicious homemade breakfast the next morning.  Our host outdid himself with egg and cheese soufflé and homemade sourdough wheat bread.  Yummy.  I met a couple from Colorado celebrating their 30th anniversary.  We hit...

Washington: Day 12

Well, our B&B host produced another fine breakfast.  At this rate, they will have to roll me home!  It was the official anniversary day of the Colorado couple, and it was a real wrench to stop all the shop talk...

Washington: Day 13

Travel, travel, travel.  Drive, drive, drive.  This ferry system is getting a bit old.  I had to get my car in line by 9:30 for the 11 o’clock ferry.  Then 90 minutes crossing.  Then an hour drive down to the...

Washington: Day 14

Oh wow!  What a lovely day.  After breakfast, I went hiking in the rainforest, down to the Sol Duc falls.  The Douglas firs around me towered up hundreds of feet and the circumference of some of the larger ones would...

Washington: Day 15

After a leisurely breakfast, I took a last drive through the Sol Duc rainforest and headed out to Port Angeles and the Hurricane Ridge.  Every single guide book I’d read had recommended visiting the ridge, so it seemed like a...

Washington: Day 16

Seattle today.  I had to try twice to get there!  The first time, I followed the directions of the girl at the hotel desk.  Mental note:  NEVER do that again!  The second time, I followed the map and my instincts,...

Washington: Day 17

Last day!  It clouded over at last, and I got a glimpse of my first Washington rain.  Which suited my gloomy mood.  Everything that morning seemed to go wrong.  Each direction I turned was either full of traffic, or the...

Washington: Day 3

I headed out for Mt. Rainier right after calling to wish my sister a happy birthday.  I was driving over the Cascades today to Yakima, and wanted to take my time and enjoy the trip.  The scenery was spectacular as...

Washington: Day 4

The road led south this morning through the Yakama reservation, and I found my gaze caught by the massive shape of Mt. Adams on the horizon.  According to legend, three of the mountains in the Cascade Range were originally members...

Washington: Day 5

I was up around 5 am this morning, too excited to sleep.  If at all possible, I wanted to photograph the sun rising over the Painted Hills.  I grabbed a muffin from the breakfast tray downstairs and was on the...

Washington: Day 6

It quickly became obvious to me in the morning that this had to be a “putter around” day, after the strenuous activities of the previous day.  So I had a leisurely breakfast, packed up my things and drove slowly up...

Washington: Day 7

It’s nice to be spending two nights in the same location.  It means a leisurely morning where I don’t have to pack up everything and depart at a certain time.  After breakfast, I headed into downtown Spokane to wander through...

Washington: Day 8

I spent the day wandering through eastern Washington, admiring the farmlands of the Palouse and the sage-filled high desert region.  My path led first to Dry Falls, which – during the ice age -- was three-times the size of present day...

Washington: Day 9

Drove across the Cascades today, over Washington Pass on the Northern Cascades Highway.  What a lovely trip!  Fantastic vistas as I drove toward the Cascade range from eastern Washington.  Then a quick stop in the Wild West town of Winthrop...
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