S: The Pacific Northwest July 2011
FC: Thompson Travels to the Pacific Northwest July 2011
2: hFor our | Traveling together from mountains to oceans to English country gardens, our entire family celebrated Jackie's and Merv's 70th birthdays. Our love for national parks lead us to Olympic National Park in Washington before heading to Victoria, British Columbia.
3: Olympic National Park
4: We arrived in Port Angeles in time to head into Olympic National Park | to this most breathtaking of places. . . . | Hurricane Ridge
5: Crescent Lake
6: "Give a month at least to this precious reserve. The time will not be taken from the sum of your life. Instead of shortening, it will indefinitely lengthen it..." John Muir
7: "...going to the mountains is going home...; mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and rivers, but as fountains of life." John Muir
8: The Falls in the Park
9: The Trees of the Park
10: Rialto Beach
12: The closer we got to the beach, the more our cloudless sky filled with gray. We arrived at this beautiful but blustery beach. But after an hour or so of exploration during low tide, the sun came out and the clouds faded away!
14: One last hike... Now on to Victoria
15: Tour Guide
17: The Beauty of Victoria by day and by night
18: HAPPY 70th!