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Monday, August 29, 2016

A Road Trip

Hi there cloud friends!  Last week my DH and I celebrated 37 years of marriage! It really doesn't seem that long at all.  Anyway, we decided to take a day trip to one of our favorite places in Washington, Hurricane Ridge.  This is in the Olympic National Park.  We had lunch in Port Angeles, a town on the Straits of Juan de Fuca.  I took lots of pictures to share with you.  I have been doing lots of stitching so that post will be next.  I hope you enjoy seeing a little bit of beautiful Washington.  The only negative part was the wild fires that are burning in the park.  We are hoping for some rain this week that just might put them out.

 This is a view from the restaurant where we had lunch.  This is where the ferry to Victoria, BC docks.  The ferry was leaving just as we sat down.

 Even though the summer has been warm, there are still glaciers in the Olympics.



 Smoke from the first wild fire we saw. There are very few roads in the mountains so they pretty much let the fire burn itself out.  A ranger explained that it is really part of the eco-system.  I think it is still hard to see.

 Another fire.

This is typical of the lovely views!

Thanks so much for joining me today. The next post will be all cross stitch!

22 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos and a wonderful way to celebrate your anniversary:)

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  2. Happy Anniversary! I love your photos. We're going to be passing through the area next month, on a train from Vancouver BC to Portland. We've been to Seattle twice, and just love the beauty of the whole area.

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  3. What a lovely trip for your anniversary! My daughter Melanie was in that area last week for the Paint the Peninsular Plein Air event - she won "Best Landscape"! She loves going over for the change in scenery. :)

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  4. Happy anniversary, dear Barb. Lovely photos.

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  5. Happy anniversary!!! I love our beautiful state (see how quickly I claimed it!) I might even switch to the Seahawks!!

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  6. Washington is beautiful, been there before. Happy Anniversary, Barb, and many more!

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  7. Happy Anniversary to both of you!! Glad to know you enjoyed a lot:)

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  8. Happy anniversary to you both! Wow, love all those scenery photos.

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  9. I always love to see pictures from your road trips, Barb. And usually there always mountain pictures among them. Like today. Just beautiful!!!
    Belated anniversary wishes!

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  10. Happy anniversary.
    Thanks for sharing the mountain photos.
    Hugs, Manuela

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  11. Happy Anniversary!!!
    What great pics.
    The water looks so calm.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Marilyn

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  12. Oh how gorgeous! Happy Anniversary!

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  13. Barb: Such beautiful photos, I wish I could send rain your way we have had so much of it this summer.

    Blessings
    Catherine

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  14. Happy Anniversary!
    Love the mountain photos, thanks for sharing

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  15. What gorgeous views to share on your Anniversary! Happy Anniversary, may you enjoy many more!

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  16. Happy Anniversary! Time does fly, doesn't it?! Looks like a gorgeous part of Washington to visit... thanks for sharing!

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  17. Happy Anniversary, Barb!! 37 years is quite a feat in today's world :)

    You do live in a stunning part of the world--I would never tire of the view of those mountains...

    Hope your September is starting off well!

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  18. What a lovely vacation trip. I remember as a kid taking a ferry across the Straits of Juan de Fuca. A nearly empty ferry and very stormy weather. My brother & I amused ourselves by seeing how far we could walk unaided down the aisle of the ferry before pitching sideways with the rocking of the boat. I'm sure we looked like to miniature drunks - obviously did not suffer from sea-sickness!

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  19. Happy Belated Anniversary. Looks like you had a lovely trip.

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  20. Hi Barb
    Sorry I haven't gotten here before/sooner.
    What a wonderful get away.
    We were in Washington state just once and I'd love to go back.
    Such beautiful photos.
    And THANK YOU for visiting my blog!!!
    Karen

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