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What’s in Washougal?

What’s in Washougal?

Pendleton Mills! One of only four large scale woolen mills in the country. And they offer factory tours Monday through Friday! It seems to be a well kept secret but we found the information on the company website. It's one of the reasons we stayed an extra night at...

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Lamprey Ladders

Lamprey Ladders

The more we learn about the Bonneville complex the more we want to learn. We extended our stay in Cascade Locks, Oregon so we could come see the visitors center on the Washington side and tour the new powerhouse. Yesterday's tour guide was an engineer who emphasized...

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Reunion in Battle Ground

Reunion in Battle Ground

These are friendships forged back in 1970 at St Petersburg Junior College and cemented at University of South Florida. With George and Delores making their home now in Vancouver, Washington our opportunities to visit are infrequent and oh so precious. Today they made...

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Tea on the Beach

Tea on the Beach

One of the delights of travel with our T@B 400 behind us is that we carry all the facilities we need for a little rest stop. This morning we pulled off WA-101 just north of Kalaloch and made ourselves some tea while admiring the beauty of Washington State's Wild...

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Leaving Mora

Leaving Mora

See Olympic Park Intro Video See Olympic NP Videos It's been a fabulous stay on #19 in Mora Campground. We chose Mora not only for its proximity to Rialto Beach but also for its National Park aesthetic and its affordability, only $10 per night with our Senior Pass!...

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Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall

With a degree of trepidation we set out this morning to hike to Hole in the Wall from the Rialto Beach parking lot, in Olympic National Park on Washington State's Pacific Coast. It's only two miles each way. Oh yeah, it's through beach rock and sand. How will the...

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Sunset Called

Sunset Called

Sunset at Rialto seemed too good an opportunity to pass up, but we didn't stay on the beach the whole time. Instead we made the nine minute drive to the Three Rivers Resort Restaurant for some Halibut Fish & Chips. The food was good but the references to The...

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Rialto

Rialto

There's nothing like sitting on an ancient giant tree on a rocky shore watching Pacific waves crashing near our feet and dark clouds scuttling overhead while writing a blog. There might be a glorious sunset this evening. We might not want to wait out in the cold to...

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Success in Sequim

Success in Sequim

Even before we ventured into the town of Sequim, Washington this afternoon we had success in cleaning, dejunking, and organizing our under the sink cabinet. Actually we didn't succeed in getting haircuts at Great Clips in town but that freed us to head on downtown. At...

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Salmon Run

Salmon Run

Wow! We got to see salmon run! We really did! Clued in by the ranger at the Olympic National Park Visitors Center that the coho and Chinook salmon are running. So fortified with Fish and Chips at Next Door Gastropub in Port Angeles, Washington, we headed to Salmon...

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.