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North America » United States » Washington » Sequim September 6th 2013

Woke up this morning to no thunder, no lightening, no rain, only thick F-O-G! Not the ideal situation for taking pictures, however this is our last full day in Sequim so we wanted to see more of the interesting places in the area. We headed back east on Hwy 101 to Sequim Bay and the S'klallam Band Headquarters. They have several interesting buildings surrounded by beautifully kept gardens and native art. Even with the fog I was able to capture several interesting pictures. From there we drove on the west side of the Bay up to the John Wayne Marina. Apparently John Wayne used to own the marina and it is now run by his family. Millions of dollars worth of yachts sitting in that harbor. At least the seas were calm and there was no ... read more
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North America » United States » Washington » Sequim May 29th 2012

Day 3 Today began with clear skies and long roads. After breakfast we packed our luggage and checked out of the hotel heading north to Sequim. As we get on the interstate we spot Mt Rainier – the mountain we could not see the day before due to weather. We could tell that today would be a great day on the mountain since the skies are so much clearer and briefly debate going to back to Mt Rainier before heading towards Olympic. But decide that an extra 5 hours in the car would not be the wisest decision, so we take a picture of the famous mountain (from the car window) and pursue with our original plan, taking the scenic route, but Garmin did not like it. “Recalculating” - GPSs – you love them and hate ... read more
Hood Canal
Dungeness Spit
View from Hurricane Ridge

North America » United States » Washington » Sequim November 2nd 2011

This long lost traveler has not fallen off the face of the earth. But I did stand on a cliff Tuesday overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the extreme north western tip of the Olympic Peninsula. The past four weeks have been a nonstop, full speed ahead adventure. It started with 2500 miles from NC to CA in 6 days. I learned a ton of stuff at the CA Photo Festival in San Luis Obispo and then began to work my way up the coast. Visited the Hearst Castle on my way to Monterey and then up to San Francisco. I managed to get a sinus infection along the way and had a few down days in SF while the antibiotics kicked in. Then it was back to sightseeing. After SF I went up to Eureka, CA ... read more
Mission
Hearst Castle
Lone Tree

North America » United States » Washington » Sequim December 1st 2008

One more thing... I want to recommend to you all that you also tune into our traveling companions blog, Rob & Susie Knudson and their son Mitchel. Their blogs are excellent descriptions from another perspective of the places we've been. Google Susie and Rob Knudson on travelblog.org. Shalom again...... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Sequim December 1st 2008

We made it! Back in the land of toilet seat covers, soft kleenex and, in our case, drizzly skies. Spacious cars, wide roads and my own pace... it's good be home... We left Jerusalem, that is, our hotel in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning. As our plane departed early, 5:30AM Wednesday, we had to be at the airport by 2:30AM, which necessited we leave Jerusalem by 1:00AM, we decided not to pay for another night at our hotel. So, by the time we boarded our plane in Tel Aviv, we'd already been up almost 24 hours. Needless to say we were pretty pooped, so the plane ride from Tel Aviv to Frankfurt to Seattle to Portland was, to be completely frank, miserable...!!! We had a little "incident" in Frankfurt, however. Backing up a bit, one of the ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Sequim November 2nd 2008

Well, this is it! I've survived the techno-journey into blogger-land, surely I can make it to Israel. They said it'd be easy they just didn't tell me I'd have to read the instructions. This is my first blog and the first test on my first blog. I've added all my favorite peeps to my suscriber list ~ apparently all suscribers receive automatic notification when ever I post a new blog entry ~ so if you'd rather not be included on my favorite peeps list please just let me know and I'll delete you ~ no fuss, no muss, no hard feelings. Ron and I are so excited to be going to Israel. We've been there once before on a huge tour but this will be different ~ smaller group of people and with a different focus. ... read more

North America » United States » Washington » Sequim September 29th 2008

This trip has been forever in the making. I'm honestly surprised to be writing of it as I thought it would never happen. We had originally planned to go last March. Yes, I realize it's almost October, but we had a week off and our brains swam with visions of rainforest camping and montane hikes. And then a huge storm blew through and flooded the campsites while mudslides completely demolished the roads. The trip was post-poned until summer. Summer came and went. The weather was good but the scheldule was not. If I wasn't working Andras was. On my days off he was at the office. Between the two of us we considered it a stroke of good fortune to have one day off together, and when it finally did come around (half-way through August) we ... read more
Mt. Baker
Life Raft Aboard the Ferry
Water Fowl on Dock Posts

North America » United States » Washington » Sequim September 24th 2008

(unten das Deutsche) C says: We love this city and are not 'sleepless'! Ha ha! Me again: It's true though, we've got a fantastic hostel with a fireplace with comfy cushion area and a wood effect fireplace. So cosy- don't want to leave! Visited downtown Seattle yesterday and walked around all day today. We had Jalapeno Chilli and Strawberry Ice cream near a Lenin statue in a cool neighourhood called Fremont. Yum! Donika now has a tummyache because she ate too much chocolate during our guided tour through THEO's chocolate factory-also in Fremont. It was really interesting to find out about chocolate production right from the plant and bean to an actual bar. We're planning to visit a Cocoa plantation in Costa Rica now! Seattle is the nicest city we've visited so far. Lots of lovely ... read more
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North America » United States » Washington » Sequim July 9th 2008

Lazy days and Lovely Lavender in Sequim, Washington One of our favorite cities in the world is Seattle, Washington. One of the beauties of living there is that it is the jumping off point for so many adventures. We lived in the area for seven years. We miss it and have been reminiscing about one our favorite day trips. One of those is the annual trek to the Olympic Peninsula to the tiny town of Sequim, which hosts the largest annual lavender festival in the United States and known as the “Lavender Capitol” of North America. For us, attending the Lavender Festival was an annual event so last summer we flew to Seattle to spend time with good friends and attend the Lavender Festival in Sequim, Washington even though we had moved east of the Mississippi. ... read more
Poppies
Beautiful farms
Mt. Rainier

North America » United States » Washington » Sequim July 20th 2007

We visited Sequim, Washington and the surrounding area on an extended weekend trip during July of 2007. I did not write a day by day account of this trip, so below I will provide a brief summary of the places we saw and things we did. Sequim is located on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State along the Dungeness River near the base of the Olympic Mountains. It is most famously known as one of the driest spots in Washington, only receiving an average of 15 inches of rain each year. Because of the lack of rain, the city has attracted many retirees, including Mike’s grandparents, who call Sequim home for six to seven months each year. Our reason for visiting the area was of course to visit his grandparents, but I also wanted to see ... read more
Hurricane Ridge
Feeding one of the yaks at the farm
Rows of lavender




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