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Jul 13, 2017 - Lake Crescent and The Dungeness Spit

On Tuesday we drove to Lake Crescent, part of the National Park, located about 30 miles west of Sequim. It is a deep, bluegreen, freshwater lake carved by glaciers, and surrounded by the beautiful Olympic Mountains. It is 12 miles long and 624 feet deep and sits amidst the most beautiful forests we have ever visited, with huge trees shading ferns, smaller trees and moss and lichen covered logs. We took the two mile hike to 90 ft. Marymere Falls which is spectacular. The trail was very well maintained but since my experience at Acadia I am...

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Jul 8, 2017 - Elwha River Valley - Olympic NP

Yesterday we visited the beautiful Elwha River Valley which is part of the Olympic National Park. Its hard to believe that man tried to destroy this magnificent place – and did a pretty good job of it – but it is now on its way to reaching its pristine state once again! The following is from the nps.gov website: Freeing a River For millennia, the Elwha River ran wild, connecting mountains and seas in a thriving ecosystem. The river proved to be an ideal habitat for anadromous (sea-run) fish, with eleven varieties of salmon and trout...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Sequim, Washington

It has been a while since we have posted any news, but who can get excited about hearing tales of our many appointments. In summary of the whole process, our family physician says that she is impressed at how healthy we both are for two old folks. Probably the biggest news is Sharon had cataracts removed from both eyes, and she is thrilled with the clearer vision and increased color in her world. So, how about moving on to more interesting things? Let’s begin with a week out at Ocean Mist RV Park, our membership park at Ocean City, WA. That...

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Jun 27, 2017 - Victoria, BC and Butchart Gardens

Joey and Steve left us today and are spending a couple of days in Seattle before flying home to Florida Saturday. We miss them already and so do the cats. We had a great time in Victoria but it was a very long day! The flowers at Butchart Gardens are amazing, there is no way to do them justice with my lack of photographic skills.

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Jun 25, 2017 - Olympic Peninsula

We’re in Sequim (Skwim) WA at last and loving it. We arrived here on June 19 after spending one night in Yakima and three nights in Olympia. It rained all afternoon the day we were in Yakima but Marvin still managed to get in a game of golf at the RV park golf course. The drive from Yakima to Olympia on scenic Rte. 12 was fantastic even though it rained the whole day. We crossed the Cascades right at Mt. Ranier but we didn’t get a glimpse of it because of the low clouds. I would love to make that drive again on a sunny or partly cloudy...

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Oct 20, 2016 - Sequin, WA

We arrived here at the free parking at the Sequim 7 Cedars Casino. Nice to be parked. We had rain, half of the way, but very grateful for none the last 2 hrs here. We plan to be on the early ferry, and home in the mid morning. See you all soon! Now to go get a bite to eate.

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Sep 12, 2016 - The Olympic Peninsula

Since our Alaskan cruise, we have pretty much laid back and relaxed but also did a little exploring and sightseeing around the Olympic Peninsula. This is such a beautiful area and we are learning a lot about it. We stayed in Chimacum at the Escapees Park (SKP) until after Labor Day and then moved a whopping 30 miles west to the quaint little town of Sequim (pronounced Squim), known for its lavender fields. I will miss the SKP park and it’s perk of $1.00 ice cream bars out of the freezer anytime you felt like one, which could mean 10:00 at...

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Aug 13, 2016 - Olympic National Park

Our destination today was the Olympic National Park. The first stop was the visitor center located at Port Angeles. There, we watched a film about the park and looked around the center a little. This park is different than most national parks in that there isn't a road to drive through it. There are several drives into different areas of the park but then out the same road. So we chose to drive to the Salt Creek county park right on the coast. It was a beautiful area. We walked a short rocky path down to the water. From there, we drove a...

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Jul 18, 2016 - A belated Fourth of July

Since I am so far behind, I have decided to start with the Fourth of July. Alex and Kelly (son & daughter in law..aka daughter) had a big barbecue with some of Kelly's family and a few of their friends. Kelly's sister, Ashley, stayed for the weekend. She is a hair stylist who owns her own shop and gave me a great hair cut. The town Alex & Kelly live in, Orting, allows fireworks and rumor had it that the whole city lights up. Alex and his brother in law, Ryan, went to the Indian Reservation in Puyallup where a person can buy an enormous...

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Yippee Tyo's!

Jul 17, 2016 - Yep...about time, huh?

Oh, I know...been off the grid for a while. We have spent a week in Elma, then with my son and his wife (and dog)for a week in Orting, then spent a week at Taidnapam Park in Monroe. And, now we are in Sequim on the Olympic Peninsula. However, it is now 1 a.m. and I am heading for bed. I will be back tomorrow and try to fill you in on all our crazy adventures. Till tomorrow...

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Jun 27, 2016 - GilGal Oasis RV Park

Today we continued our trip west to Sequim, Washington. We are about 20 miles from Port Angeles, the ferry port where we leave the USA and travel across the bay to Victoria, BC. We went south to Tacoma to avoid Seattle and all the bridges. It was a nice drive with good roads. We met up with our friends Tim and Gail's grandson Alex here in Sequim. He is working for a Fly Fishing company on Bainbridge Island, and made the trip up to visit us at our campground. We enjoyed a wonderful visit, and a nice dinner. Thanks Alex, for taking the time...

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Jun 9, 2016 - Portland to the Olympic Peninsula

Rainbow's End RV Park, Sequim, WA Thursday, June 9, 2016 4 pm PDT I spent Memorial Day wkend thru June 2 sharing wine and meals with Jan and Peter at Jantzen Beach RV Park. Jan fixed delicious meals and munchies every night during my stay, so I took them out to dinner on Saturday night at nearby Stanfords where I had a fried halibut and short ribs combination plate - a real shock to my system but absolutely delicious! On Memorial Day, I visited Margaret Buschman, Kahleen’s mom, at her home in Vancouver, WA. I met her 2 goats Madaline and...

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