Bumps in the Road

Bumps in the Road

Our summer has had some stalls here and there.  Over the 4th of July weekend we were in a casino overflow parking lot in Coos Bay, Oregon with a broken refrigerator.  We found a repairman…

Mount St. Helens National Monument

Mount St. Helens National Monument

  We visited Mount Saint Helens National Monument on August 18, 2015.  There was smoke obscuring the scenery from wildfires in the surrounding areas.  The whole west coast and Canada are on fire this summer….

Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park

On August 17, 2015, we visited Mount Rainier National Park for the first time.  There is something exciting about seeing a national park for the first time.  Our goal, although we know its a long…

Hoquiam, Washington

Hoquiam, Washington

  Used to be.  It all used to be in Hoquiam.  Now its a shell held together by the hard working people who still call it home.  Home in a town that is a shadow…

Johns River Dike Trail

Johns River Dike Trail

We took this this trail on August 4, 2015.  It’s about 12 miles out of Aberdeen, Washington.  Its a little over 2 miles round trip, all flat and paved for the first 1/2 mile.  Its…

Looking for the Blue Moon over Quinault Lake
Cape Disappointment

Cape Disappointment

This is a continuation of the day trip we took to Long Beach Peninsula, Washington on July 22, 2015. Cape Disappointment receives about 2552 hours of fog a year – the equivalent of 106 days –…

Long Beach and Leadbetter Point

Long Beach and Leadbetter Point

July 22, 2015.  The Long Beach Peninsula is a tiny jut of land that is in the southwest corner of Washington State.  On the West is the Pacific Ocean, the south The Columbia River and…

The Hoh Rainforest Area

The Hoh Rainforest Area

Ruby Beach Last Monday, July, 22, 2015, we returned to The Olympic National Park to see The Hoh Rainforest.  We traveled north from Hoquiam, Washington, up Hwy. 101 and stopped for lunch at Ruby Beach….

Westport, Washington

Westport, Washington

We’re settled in a very nice campground in Hoaquiam, Washington, The Hoquiam River RV Park.  Hoaquiam is a tired old town. Its downtown has as many closed stores as open.  Most of its houses are…

Port Townsend and Sequim

Port Townsend and Sequim

Port Townsend, Washington We spent a few hours in Port Townsend on a rainy Saturday afternoon.  There are old Victorian houses, most restored and beautifully maintained and the port has daily ferries to Victoria, British…

Freeing the Elwha River

Freeing the Elwha River

Comin’ Home!   On our last day before leaving Port Angeles we drove into Olympic National Park to see the Madison Creek Falls.  Its an easy, paved, wheelchair accessible walkway up to the foot of…

The Sol Duc Falls

The Sol Duc Falls

A River Divided On Friday, July 10, 2015, we continued our attempt to see as many waterfalls in the Olympic National Park as possible.  The trail is at the end of Sol Duc Hot Springs…

All Around Port Angeles Area

All Around Port Angeles Area

The Dungeness Spit, Marymere Falls and a Birthday Dinner We had a whirlwind day on Thursday, July 9, 2015.  We arrived in Port Angeles last weekend thinking we could extend our stay if we liked…

Cape Flattery Trail

Cape Flattery Trail

Cape Flattery Trail – Neah Bay, Washington on Makah Indian Reservation On Tuesday, July 8, 2015, we took Hwy. 112 up the Strait of Juan de Fuca (which is one of a seemingly infinite number of…

The Murhut Falls Trail

The Murhut Falls Trail

The Murhut Falls Trail, Duckabush River Valley Olympic National Forest We finished our touring of the Hood Canal Area on Thursday, July 2, 2015.  The last hike we took was in the Duckabush Valley, where…

A Day in the Hood Canal Area

A Day in the Hood Canal Area

The Ranger Hole Trail in Duckabush River Valley, Olympic National Forest I went back through our many photos of the last two weeks, and found that I left out a day trip we did with…

The Hamma Hamma River Valley

The Hamma Hamma River Valley

  Its just Bruce & I again.  The girls went home on Saturday.  We have one more week in this area.  We’ll be moving to Point Angeles, Washington where we plan to keep exploring Washington…

Mary E. Theler Wetlands Preserve

Mary E. Theler Wetlands Preserve

A Beautiful Piece of Nature in Belfair, Washington Green-Violet Swallow Violet Tail Feathers In a small town in the marshlands of The Hood Canal we found a bird refuge, which seems to be populated mainly…

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Natl. Park

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic Natl. Park

On Top of Washington State We traveled up to Hurricane Ridge from Hoodsport, Washington while our younger daughter and her niece were visiting. Its a pretty long ride, but we arrived in the afternoon and…

The Staircase, Olympic National Park

The Staircase, Olympic National Park

Cushman Lake & a Hike at The Staircase in Olympic National Park We’re in Hoodsport, Washington now.  Maura, our granddaughter is visiting and soon our daughter Victoria will arrive.  We have a lot to see…

Hood River, Oregon

Hood River, Oregon

We’ve spent the last 10 days seeing the Columbia River from our base camp in White Salmon, Washington.  Hood River, Oregon is right across the bridge. It has shopping,  good restaurants and a beautiful marina….

White River’s Eagle Family

White River’s Eagle Family

We’ve been lucky enough to have this Bald Eagle family nesting high in a tree, across the street from our current campground in White Salmon, Washington.  They are wonderful parents.  These show the male parent…

Newberry National Volcanic Monument

Newberry National Volcanic Monument

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13926313/?claim=5mwdhnvw877″>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Bruce and I are slowly making our way north after leaving California and have taken a couple of weeks to visit the area around Bend, Oregon.  We’re staying in…