S: Oregon & Washington Road-Trip 2011
BC: The End...
FC: 2011 | Washington & Oregon | Summer Road Trip
1: Imagine our surprise when we reached Seattle to find it 50 Degrees--in June! | WElCOME TO SEATTLE JUNE 22, 2011
2: Day 1 Showing up "Early" to Pike Place Market and Exploring. We got to see the vendors set up and bid for spots!
3: Found it! Downstairs-Back Entrance | Found the 1st Starbucks Store by Accident, too! | The Market is 3 Floors!
4: DAY 1 | SEATTLE
5: Cheese Sampling, Doughnut Tasting, Meeting Chief Seattle, and... The Space Needle
6: “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
8: City Sculpture and The Pacific Science Center | Experience the Music Project and Science Fiction Museum
9: What are you?! | The Dangers of the Deep
10: “Not all those who wander are lost.” – J. R. R. Tolkien
11: Disappearing Goats
12: Into the wild... Penrose Point State Park
13: Through Aberdeen, Birthplace of Kurt Cobain... | To | Lake | Quinault
14: Olympic National Park "All Roads Lead to Olympic"
16: Delicious Wild Raspberries
17: "I'm Pretty Sure I Can Fix It..."
18: Big Spruce
19: First Sighting of the Pacific Ocean | Ruby Beach
22: Nothing Like a Dip in the Pacific!
23: Hoh Rainforest
25: Forks, WA Home of Twilight | "Welcome to the Twilight Zone"
26: La Push
27: First Beach
28: Banana Slugs, Steep Steps, & a Beautiful Beach--Werewolf Free
30: Rialto Beach
31: Soleduck Falls
32: Into Port Angeles | Upward to Hurricane Ridge 5,200 Feet
33: One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. ~William Shakespeare
34: Traversing Steep Mountain Sides (Scary!) to Our first Sighting of Snow!
35: Snow Ball Fight!
36: Hurricane Ridge
38: Named for its Intense and Unpredictable Gales and Winds
40: “Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.” – Ray Bradbury
42: Port Townsend
44: Chetzemoka Ferry Back to the Mainland
45: Whidbey Island Poppies, Old Farmhouses, Deception Pass, and French Toast!
50: Devil's Overlook Inside the Clouds and Amidst Gales of Wind
54: Round and Round the mountain! | "There Better be a Waterfall!"
55: To Narnia? | Happy Creek Trail...not so happy!
56: Rainy Pass in June. Impassable Because of Snow!
58: Cresting the Cascades...
59: For a Change of Scenery
61: Hello Sunshine!
63: Welcome to Winthrop!
67: Pateros Pit Stop At "Sweet River Bakery"
69: Lake Chelan
70: Mountainside Vineyards
74: Ohme Gardens
75: Cherry Trees
77: Ginkgo Petrified Forest
78: Army Corps Camp Outskirts of WallaWalla
79: Blue Berry Picking
82: Hell's Canyon Overlook
83: That's a Christmas Tree... | Snow Covered Picnic | Primitive Camping
84: National Oregon Trail Visitor's Center
86: Sumpter Valley Dredge & A Stunned French Quail
87: John Day Paleontology Center
90: Picture Gorge
91: Advanced Trail? No Sweat...
92: Juniper Trees Guardians of Time
93: Blue Basin
95: The Painted Hills NASA's Research Area for Mar's-Like Conditions
99: Ancient volcanic ash and minerals create the fascinating layers seen in the Painted Hills. The layers are visible because the sand gets too hot to grow vegetation.
100: The Palisades
101: Trying to find a campground on 4th of July weekend and on the banks of the Columbia River. Impossible? Almost.
104: Old Scenic Highway Mosier Tunnel Modern cars would crash into each other while driving because the narrow road was build in the early 1900s.
106: Cathedral Ridge Winery
107: Lavender Valley
108: Multnomah Falls
109: Oneonta Gorge
110: Illegally Climbing a Treacherous Log Jam? Check. | Wading into waist high, freezing water to explore the gorge? To be continued...
111: Mt. Hood
112: Historic Timberline Lodge Offering Year-Round Skiing
113: Completely handcrafted details
115: Blue Ox Bar Paul Bunyan and Babe
118: McKenzie Covered Bridge
122: "Bathing Suits Optional" Meant we couldn't get a picture of the top pool!
123: The water starts off at about 112 degrees and gets progressively cooler as it flows down into each pool
124: Waldo Lake Still snowed in--in June! We tried Waldo, we did!
125: "Be Brave"
126: Salt Creek Falls
127: Umpqua Hot Springs | Cliff Bathing | A Very Steep Ascent!
128: Crater Lake
130: Wizard Island
131: Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all. - Helen Keller
132: Finding myself atop the mountain...and that high altitudes wreck havoc on potato chips and condiments!
133: Coos Bay
134: Checking out the Tide Pools | So Slippery!
136: Rock Stacking Sandstone Sculptures on Coos Bay
139: Sea Lion Cave
142: Oregon Sand Dunes
148: The Oregon Country Fair
153: The Grotto Portland Day 1
156: The Monastery Looks Like Someone's Going to be in Trouble..
157: The Labyrinth
158: The Monks' Rose Gardens
161: Old Towne Pizza Powell's City of Books (taking up a whole city block!)
162: China Town (Portland has the Best Chinese Food!) & Moonstruck Chocolates | Huckleberry | Espresso
163: Voodoo Donuts
165: The Portland Rose Test Garden
170: Japanese Garden
172: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry OMSI
173: Submarines, Babies, Engineering Games, and the Best Arcade Ever!