Month: July 2018

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…

Sauk Mountain Trail Flora

Yesterday I mentioned that we saw a lot of flowers and plant life on the Sauk Mountain Trail.  With all the fog, there were no views and  we spent out time appreciating the flora around us. In this post, I’m simply sharing some of…

Thwarted Again By Snow

July 2, 2018 Yes, I’m talking about snow in July.  We embarked upon one of our favorite hikes today.  We went on a hike to Sauk Mountain three years ago on June 21 (blog post here).  The original hike was in warm sunny weather. …