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North Cascades National Park

8 July 2019 With a long rainy stay in Vancouver under our belt, we were rested, re-energized, and ready for the road and some sunshine. The day started slow. We let the worst of rush hour traffic pass and headed … Continue reading

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Vancouver, British Columbia

3 – 7 July 2019 After almost 2 weeks on the road, we settled down for several days in Vancouver. The weather was not as good as we had hoped but we enjoyed it nonetheless. Vancouver is a very livable … Continue reading

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Sea-to-Sky Highway to Whistler Mountain

5 July 2019 The Sea-to-Sky Highway from West Vancouver to Whistler has the potential to be the highlight of a trip to Victoria and Vancouver. Unfortunately for us, the weather did not cooperate. The drive up and back was about … Continue reading

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Victoria, British Columbia

1 and 2 July 2019 Victoria has been near the top of our travel wish list so we were especially excited to see it on the horizon from the deck of our ferry. It is located on the southern tip … Continue reading

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Olympia, Washington

30 June 2019 Port Angeles with the skyline of Olympic National Park On our trek across Washington State we stopped for the night in Olympia. Today we planned to briefly visit downtown, drive up the Olympic Peninsula coastline, explore Olympic … Continue reading

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Mount Rainier National Park

29 June 2019 Mount Rainier National Park exceeded our expectations. We debated which we enjoyed more, the better known Rocky Mountain National Park or Rainier. Mount Rainier, at over 14,000 feet, is the tallest mountain in the Cascade Mountain Range … Continue reading

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Columbia River Gorge, Lewis and Clark Highway

28 June 2019 After driving the tourist route and I-84 on the Oregon side, we crossed the toll bridge in the town of Hood River.  On the Washington side of the river, we continued eastward along the Lewis and Clark … Continue reading

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Columbia River Gorge, Historic Route 30

28 June 2019 The Columbia River Gorge is an area I have been anxious to visit for a long time.  It did not disappoint.  The Columbia River serves as the border between Oregon and Washington.  On the Oregon side, Interstate … Continue reading

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Portland

26 & 27 June 2019 Portland, named after the city of the same name in Maine, is the largest city in Oregon. It has several nicknames, Rip City, Stumptown, Bridgetown, and the City of Roses. We visited 20 years ago … Continue reading

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Smith Rock State Park

26 June 2019 Travelling from Bend to Portland, today was planned to be all about Mount Hood.  Nature had other plans.  Mount Hood was cold, rainy, and no place we wanted to hike when we had the chance.  Luckily we … Continue reading

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