Taking my camera out and about the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.
Pacific Mist Books
As much as I love my Kindle, there's something about holding a book in your hands that can't be mimicked by any e-reader. So it's no surprise that I love to haunt bookstores, especially during the dark and rainy winter and early spring season. Pacific Mist Books, an independent bookstore, is what every bookstore should be.
House of Myths Carving Shed
It's hard to miss the more than 35 totem poles that grace the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's campus in Blyn, in Sequim, Port Angeles and even Port Townsend. While not open to the public, I recently had the opportunity to tour the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe's House of Myths Carving Shed, located in Jamestown, Washington. It's here that new totem poles are carved, and old ones are restored and refurbished.
Sequim Prairie Nights Car Show and Unity of Effort festival
It was a beautiful sunny warm day, perfect for going somewhere outdoors, and August 6 was just crammed full of things to do. Hubby wanted to see the 5th annual Sequim Prairie Nights classic car show, so that's where we began.
Whale Watching Tour From Port Townsend
The Olympic Peninsula has so much marine life – seals, sea lions, porpoises, whales, and dozens of sea birds. If you’re lucky, you’ll see them from the shore. But if you want to see them up close, book a whale and wildlife tour.
Community Organic Gardens of Sequim
When you walk by something like this garden, full of flowers, veggies and whimsy, you have to stop and take pictures! No commentary because this garden really doesn't need it.
Driving Along Lake Crescent
A gorgeous summer Saturday, so it’s time to hit the road. Tossing my camera, a few bottles of water, and no game plan into the car, I picked up my mother for a spur-of-the-moment drive to Lake Crescent.
Lavender Weekend 2022
The third weekend in July is Lavender Weekend and Festival here in Sequim. For the 26th year, the Sequim Lavender Growers Association puts on a 3-day extravaganza.
First Beach at La Push
Summer hasn't quite made it here yet, a few warm days here and there, but a lot of cloudy skies and mid-60s temperatures. So when a reasonably sunny day showed up, off west I went. I found myself driving down Hwy 101, past Lake Crescent and on a whim, decided to take Hwy 110 to La Push.
Forks Old Fashioned 4th of July
Happy Independence Day!
So it's off on a road trip to Forks, Washington for their Old Fashioned 4th of July celebration. Camera, waterproof bag, towel and raincoat all went into the trunk, along with snacks, water and candy.
Forks Cemetery Headstone Cleaning
On a Saturday morning, I tossed my camera in the car and headed for Forks. Specifically, the Forks Cemetery. The Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution cleans veterans' headstones and grave markers throughout the summer.
Port Townsend with No Particular Place to Go
Meeting a friend at the Kingston ferry, we decided to head to Port Townsend for a day of just strolling along the waterfront and catching up. After 7 hours of hanging out, 2.7 miles walked, delicious food, and no particular plans, our day in Port Townsend was lots of fun!