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S: PACIFIC NORTHWEST TRIP----2011

BC: We have now seen the most Northwestern point, the most Southwestern, and the most southeastern points in the beautiful United States....I wonder what the most Northeastern point looks like????

FC: Pacific Northwest Adventure | Washington, British Columbia, Oregon and Northern California August 20-September 4, 2011

1: OUR FIRST GLIMPSE OF MOUNT RAINIER FROM OUR PLANE WINDOW FLYING INTO SEATTLE.

2: Chillin with the Andrews family (Marys sister & brother in law and their family) at their home on Lake Washington

3: Kellie trying out paddling the stand up paddle board on Lake Washington for her first time....great job, no spills!!

4: SEATTLE

5: A day of fun, seeing many sites in the downtown of Seattle with Marys family

6: Kaarn bought 8 BIG Dungeness crab for a family dinner for all of us the next night. YUMMY

7: Pikes Place | Lookin round.....the guys favorite thing to do.

8: WOW, A COUPLE HOTTIES. | STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES!!

9: The Pink Bus that gave us a tour of the city

10: SEATTLE SPACE NEEDLE BUILT IN 1962 FOR THE WORLDS FAIR. CAN WITHSTAND WIND VELOCITY OF 200 MPH

11: LUNCH AT THE "SKY CITY RESTAURANT "IN THE SPACE NEEDLE, 500 FT. IN THE SKY. WE COULD SEE THE WHOLE CITY, ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME BENEATH IT AND MT. RAINIER

15: We took a tour of the Seattle Underground in Pioneer Square. In 1889 the Great Seattle Fire took place and consumed 25 blocks of the city. After the fire it was decided that all new construction must be of stone or brick. The city also decided to rise up from the muck in which its original streets lay. It was this decision that created the Underground. The city built retaining walls, eight feet or higher on either side of the old streets , filled in the space between the walls and paved over the fill to raise the streets, making them one story higher than the old sidewalks. First floor display windows and lobbies became basements. | A skylight now underground that is part of the sidewalk now a story above it. | An old bathroom sunk down a level below the city.

16: The Original 'Starbucks' location, Downtown Seattle.

17: Kaarn and Rhonda had a family dinner for all of us with the Crab that she bought down at the Market. Shay entertained us after with her dancing and Opal bounced away in her Jumperoo.

18: WE TOOK THE EARLY MORNING FERRY FROM SEATTLE TO BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

19: Good Bye, Seattle

20: Welcome to Beautiful | Victoria, British Columbia

21: Parliament Building on the Harbor always lit at night | Victoria, BC

22: More beautiful sites in the city of Victoria

23: THE EMPRESS HOTEL ON THE INNER HARBOR OF VICTORIA.

24: Tour of the beautiful city of Victoria. Flowers and trees everywhere.

25: Our Hotel was the Huntingdon Hotel which was on the property of the Gatsby Mansion and Hotel, built in 1872. Our hotel overlooked the 3 oldest properties in Victoria in Belleville Park.

26: Painting on the side of the building | More sites in Victoria.

27: The cutest little taxi and tour boats in the Harbour that took you where you wanted to go.

28: We took our little boat taxi from downtown through the harbour to the dock for "Barbs Fish & Chips"

29: Sunset over Victoria

30: After a lovely 2 days in Victoria it was time to call it a night, besides Jim had spilt all over his new clothes. The next day we got back on the ferry to Port Angeles, Wa. and headed out to see the great Pacific Northwest.

31: Crescent Lake in Olympia National Park

32: Kellie and Jill had to stick our toes in Lake Crescent to see how cold it was. Lake Crescent is totally located within the Olympic National Park. Depths of 1000 feet have been recorded. It is known for its brilliant blue water and clarity caused by a lack of nitrogen which inhibits growth of algae | Crescent Lake, Washington

33: Cape Flattery----the most northwestern point in the Continental US

34: Cape Flattery,Washington

35: We had to stop and spent the night in Forks, Wash. and look for vampires. The Twilight series of books were based in this town and surrounding area. If it weren't for this, the town would have nothing going for it!

36: HOH RAIN FOREST IN THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

37: "PASQUALLE" came home with Kellie from the Rain Forest. He rode shot gun on the dash until he had to fly back with Kellie to California.

38: Coastline of Southern Washington

40: Just before leaving Washington we saw a herd of Elk in the field.

41: Crossing the bridge from Washington into Astoria, Oregon. | Astoria, Or.

42: Cannon Beach, Oregon

43: Haystack Rock, in Cannon beach

44: Picking wild blackberries all along the Oregon and Washington Coast

45: Oregon Coast

46: Old Town down on the waterfront in Newport, Oregon | Newport, Or.

47: Viet Nam Memorial on Nye Beach, Oregon | Newport, Oregon

49: Haceta Head Lighthouse, Or. | DESCRIPTION: When God created the earth, He spent a little extra time on the Oregon Coast. And it's as if He placed Haceta Head Lighthouse there himself. | Haceta Lighthouse, built in 1892 is located 150 ft. above the sea and is 56 ft. tall and is one of the most visited lighthouses in the US. It is located North of Florence, Or. Originally there was a single dwelling for the headkeeper and a duplex for the two assistants. The single dwelling was razed in 1940. the remaining duplex is currently a renouned Bed and Breakfast. "Haceta House" which serves a 7-course gourmet breakfast is so popular there is a 3 month waiting list to get into it. It was under renovation when we were there and closed to the public.

50: Clam Chowder served family style at "Mo's" in Old Town Florence, Or. It sits on pilings on the Siuslaw River | I can't believe we ate the whole pot of chowder!

51: Southern Oregon has several "Dutch Bros." Coffee places everywhere we looked. Jim had to find out where he could find some of their T-shirts to take back to his Dutch friends in Holland. We finally found the store in Grants Pass and Jim and Kellie scored on some shirts, and Jim and Jill scored on coffee!!

52: Taprock Northwest Grill, our lunch stop in Grants Pass, Oregon before heading into Medford to bring Kellie to the airport and back to California :(

53: Our first glimpse of the Redwoods in Redwood National Park, Calif.

54: The St. George Reef Light is an inactive lighthouse located 6 miles off the coast of northern California near Crescent City.

56: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served family style daily at the last surviving lumber camp-style cookhouse in the West. It was built in 1893 in Eureka, California

57: The Ingomar Club was built by William Carson in 1884 and is considered the most written about and photographed Victorian house in California. The Pink house was built as a wedding gift to his daughter. | Eureka, Calif.

58: On our way to the Redwoods"Avenue of the Giants" we had to make a QUICK detour back for Blackberry Popsicles made from the wild blackberries along side the roads.

59: The Avenue of the Giants through the redwoods is a famous scenic drive 31 miles through the largest remaining stand of virgin redwoods in the world.

60: This area is what is left of the town of Weott, Ca. that was wiped out by the flood in 1964. The bar on the pole is the height of the water. It is located in Humboldt County and adjacent to the Avenue of the Giants.

61: We had to make sure that Mike hadn't crapped his pants after driving the big beast of a truck thru the tree. There was about 1 inch of clearance on each side, and he had Mary screaming in the back seat! | WOW!

62: Luckily we were able to find a pub after all that excitement to get rid of our trail dust and quiet Mikes nerves!

63: Northern California Coast, Mendocino County | 1

64: The "Skunk Train" follows the Redwood Route as it has since 1885. The view of the towering Redwoods, the Noyo River and the isolated fisherman cabin peek from the forest. It was originally built to move massive redwoods to the Mendocino Coast sawmills.

65: Going from Ft. Bragg, Ca. to Northspur and back. It was nicknamed the "Skunk Train" by the local folk saying "you can smell 'em before you can see 'em."

66: Gualala, California | And Say "Loleta Cheese"

67: One last beautiful sunset over the Pacific before heading inland to San Francisco

68: The Pelican Inn, an Old English Pub and motel located near Muir Beach, Ca. We were there two years ago and stopped to check it out again.

69: The 'Stinking Rose' restaurant in San Francisco was recommended to us. Everything there is full of garlic and there is Garlic everywhere including in the ice cream! | Ropes of Garlic were draped all over the ceilings. | After dinner and our garlic ice cream we all proceeded back to the hotel and were miserable for the rest of the night.

70: Different views of the city | San Francisco

71: San Francisco

72: Enjoying the cable cars!

73: Buena Vista "Irish Coffee" | Enjoying San Francisco | Lombard Street

74: Coit Tower in San Francisco | Only cost us a $75.00 parking ticket to stop and see this.

75: Murals painted all over the walls inside the tower.

76: Rock balancing along the break wall. | Sausalito

77: The Presidio | For 218 years, the Presidio served as an army post for 3 different nations. Spain established it as a fort in 1776 and then after Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821-the Presidio flew the Mexican flag for 24 years. The US seized the Presidio in 1846 during the Mexican-American War and remained there until 1994 when land was transfered to the National Park Service.

78: Kellie's HOMEY that Jim bought for her in the gumball machine | More Trail Dust from traveling the Olympic National Park | Not this one!

79: Lombard Street | Caves near Florence, Or. where wild Sea Lions hang out. | Mile Marker going into Astoria, Or. | Beach In Oregon.

80: for More great fun and adventures with great friends! | ?

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