Month: July 2018

Leavenworth

July 31, 2018 Recently, we went to Leavenworth, Washington.  This town is draped in a German decor.  There are lots and lots of flowers.  On Sunday, it was packed.  It was too hot to walk the dogs through town, so we drove up to…

Ohme Gardens

July 29, 2018 Yesterday, I went to Ohme Gardens in Wenatchee, Washington.  This area is very arid.  The hills are dry and covered with scrub.  In 1929, Herman Ohme purchased 40 acres of land for an orchard.  It included a rocky bluff.  He and…

Cashmere

July 28, 2018 Yesterday, we went to Lake Chelan to explore which is about 30 miles from where we are staying.  The sky was smoky the whole way and by the time we got back, it was also smoky back at the campground.  A…

Octopus

July 26, 2018 On our final day on Bainbridge Island, I went to Seattle to have my stitches removed.  The wound looks better than I expected, so I don’t look like Frankenstein.  It will take six months to completely heal, but it’s off to…

Bloedel Reserve

July 23, 2018 Yesterday, I went to the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island while Regis kept the dogs company.  The reserve is a path through woodlands and gardens.  It was a very sunny day, so it wasn’t a good day for pictures.  The walk…

Back to Bainbridge Island

July 22, 2018 When we left Omak, Washington, the temperature was expected to exceed 100 degrees.  While we were there, we got great views of Mars and the moon. Because I was scheduled to have surgery in Seattle to remove some skin cancer, we…

Amazing Sunset at Sunset Lakes

July 13, 2018 We saw the most amazing sunset the other night over the lake at our campground.  We have been thoroughly enjoying this lake.  I kayak a few times a day to check out the wildlife along the shore.  Regis went snorkeling for…

Grand Coulee Dam

July 11, 2018 Yesterday we drove to see the Grand Coulee Dam.  It is such a contrast to see the Columbia River against the dry countryside.  It makes the water look particularly refreshing. Sadly, there is no way for fish to pass the dam. …

Through the Cascades

July 10 We left Burlington yesterday morning and drove through the North Cascades.  It was the toughest drive the motor home has had to do.  The mountains are huge and there was endless climbing, following by endless going down.  The temperature rose significantly as…

Church Mountain Trail

By Regis. July 7 So we tried a third mountain hike today. On the drive to the trail head, Linda was thinking out loud “Why is it always cloudy and rainy when we go for hikes?”. Then without skipping a beat “oh yeah it’s…

Another Great Day on the Water

July 6 I went whale watching again today, but this time from Bellingham, Washington.  This puts you in the midst of the San Juan Islands.  It was a great trip and I was fortunate to see another pod of Orcas. We saw transient Orcas. …

Vashon Island

July 5 We joined Jason, Dan, and Coco on Vashon Island for July 4th.  We left the motor home in Burlington and stayed in a lodge on the Island.  We planned to do some “beach” things like sit in the sun, kayak, and paddle…