Category Archives: Washington

Olympic Peninsula

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula is a world all its own.  “Discovered” by Spaniard Juan de Fuca in the 16th century it is the northwestern most place in the continental United States.  It has hundreds of miles of coastline from Puget Sound … Continue reading

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Washington

Our goal this Summer was to babysit our granddaughter for the month of August before she started kindergarten.  That meant a visit to the great state of Washington.  We crossed the mouth of the Columbia River to enter the state … Continue reading

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Seattle

In the middle of our big northeastern tour we took a side trip to Seattle.  That’s what happens when you have a four year old grandaughter. We had some great family time.  The tourist highlight of the trip was our … Continue reading

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Fall in the Pacific Northwest

September seems to be everyone’s favorite month in the Pacific Northwest.  The 90 degree days are gone, the kids are back in school and the daily rain has not arrived just yet.  We start thinking its time to start south … Continue reading

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Trains of the Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has a long history of trains.  Several major railroads had transcontinental lines terminating in Washington state including Great Northern, Northern Pacific and The Milwaukee Road.  As almost anywhere in the US, growth of the region was spurred … Continue reading

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Summer in Western Washington

Other than our month in the Canadian Rockies, we planned on spending our summer in and around the Seattle area.  Our son and his family planned on buying a home and we wanted to help.  They bought a home in … Continue reading

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Canadian Rockies Tour – Wildlife

Wildlife in the Canadian Rockies deserves its own post.  We saw more wildlife in 3 weeks than we saw in 2 months in Alaska.  It all started on our way to Canada when we stayed a few days near Newport … Continue reading

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