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July 2016 Elma 
Sue took me to a State Park that has a river and a lake with lots of fishing. It is called Friends Landing
Campground looks really nice 30AMP and water no septic.
  I have know Sue for some years now she always has a smile on her and is a joy to be around, also a great Texas Holdem player 
   
 
Below is a true Seahawks Fan  
 
   
 
 
On our way to Levenaworth, WA
When we got to the TT park Mike did not like what he saw so out we went, I had so wanted to visit this famous town but it was not mean't to be
Downtown Wenatchee  
 
2015
Copalis Beach Bridge to Ocean
Sunrise over the park When we were here in 2007 this was just being built
   
2012
Lynden WA Gwen & Mike
Mt. Baker Nuthouse Grill
Flock of Birds great place to have lunch or dinner, if you are heading for the border crossing of Sumas then make sure you take time to eat first you will love the food here!
 
Seattle with smoke from fires 2012  
   
Dungeness Crab, Mel's son Kenny caught these in the sound and it was the first time I had ever had crab. Mel made Crab cakes and they were very good.  Fran would have loved this Rock Crab did not care for this one, you ate it right from the shell, had a hard time getting meat out.
Old Town Cannery Cannery in Mt. Vernon
Bellingham
Old Bellingham a college hang out great old buildings  
   
   
Cruise, bus and train wherever you want to go they have it as a one stop area  
   
Birch Bay C Shop homemade breads and candy
Drayton Harbor Overlook Riley Family, seems they have donated a lot to the town and the town gave them this tribute
Drayton Bay, Blaine WA
 
Bellingham City hall 1892 Fountain in park
 
Birch Bay  
2011
Benson's restaurant Long Beach Aug 2011
Elma WA  July 18-31 2011
Rusty tractor Family Restaurant  
 
Sequim WA Lavender Festival July 16, 17 & 18

Sunshine Lavender Gardens on hwy 101 Sequim WA
Wild Bird Garden along the 101 about 1 mile before turn off to Diamond Point RD going West 
The first Lavender Latte in WA. was made here, according to the management.
   
Flagler State Park  
 Flager 1800's homes  
Discovery Bay  
Discovery Bay Discovery Bay
 Port Townsend 2011 city dates back to the 1800's an Officer and Gentlemen was filmed here,
 the ferry terminal to Friday Island and Widbey Island are here,
lots of tourist in the summer from around the world. 
The weather, on July 7th was comfortable light jacket in the afternoon turned out to be great
   
Port Townsend Downtown 
 
There were college students playing instruments
on each of the city corners, raising money for college 
 
   
Public House Grill this is where we had lunch, we both
ordered the fresh Halibut, my piece was so small one bite took care
of the meal.  Mentioned to the waitress and she said she noticed
they were getting smaller pieces, took 25% off of bill. Which was nice
Cost about $25 with the 25% discount not including tip
 
 

Government  
 
As you can see on the building, on right ,the date of 1865
a great old town
   
 Pier where we watched the Sail boats  
Sequim Port Angeles Port Townsend 2011  read our journal 2011 July
Jaun De Fuca
Straits of Juan De Fuca The Landing Port Angeles
  Jamestown Traibal Sequim
Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal 7 Cedars Casino
 
   
Washington Long Beach, Seaview  2010
 
Stop along the 100 hwy towards the lighthouses Path taking us to the North Head Lighthouse
the Columbia River dumps into the Pacific

North Head Lighthouse, built 1898
Interesting Facts
In 1788 British fur trader John Meares named the area Cape Disappointment after his inability to locate the river's mouth

In 1792 Captain Robert Gray named the Columbia River after his ship

North Head and Cape Disappointment lighthouses are both functional and are operated by the U.S. Coast Guard

North Head is one of the windiest locations on the West Coast. Winds up to 120 miles per hour have been recorded
There was a gentleman fishing on the cliffs we talked with him when we got back to the auto and he said he caught 3 perch.  As you can see from the photo above him the waves were huge, didn't think any thing could be caught.
View from the path Overlook from the North Head Lighthouse
The World's longest Beach
Fort Canby at Cape Disappointment
Cape Disappointment  
 
Ship going out to sea  
 
Trip to North Cascades You can read the story July's 2009 Journal

Garden at Skagit Tour Center

Engine No. 6 in service from 1922 to 1954

Town of Newhalem


Incline Railroad at Diablo



Diablo Dam


Water looks like turquoise


Just one  of 32 Cascade Mountains

Monkey Island
 

Private camping spot anyone can go to with a boat

Boat Dock for Ross Dam

Back of Ross Dam

Walk Bridge from one side of Island to Ross Dam
 

One Waterfall

Monkey Island
Blain and La Conner Fran's Visit

Friday Harbor

Sculpture Garden

Downrigger's Restaurant

Wonderful Souvenir Shop on Friday Harbor
The following photos are of La Conner
Courtyard Gallery has wonderful sculptures all in the store are handcrafted by very talented Artist's from around the north WA area. As you can see in the fountains above.  
The Wood Merchant
You can see more photos and Fran's visit

Birch Bay
   
Fireworks at Anacortes
The above pictures were taken on Fidalgo Bay July 4 2009 to see more click here
 
Seattle as seen from the ferry
Mt. Rainer it looks like it just floating in the sky First site of Seattle from Ferry
The dome was a site that we do not know what is if there is someone who reads and knows please email me.
   
La Conner, Anacortes, Oak Harbor
 
Sunsets over Puget Sound
   
Bridge from La Conner to the Thousand Trails park View from the Calico Bakery and eatery.
Downtown La Conner, shops don't open till 11 AM so plenty time to look around before shopping. This is all on Indian land and the Totem is right downtown. Love this little town.
All of the above pictures are of La Conner, WA.  It is a wonderful town to explore they have a great many restaurants which have great food one of which is Seeds.  All of the shops are crafts made by locals and what crafts and workshop there is, all are great if I had a house I could see me spending a great deal in this town.  I did find a handmade ring which I feel in love with, had to walk the town before going back to get it.
   
 
Anacortes Veneer



Photos From Deception Pass
   
   
   
   
   
   
Photos from Mt. Washington  
Photos from Mt. Erie   
   
 
   
 
 
Copulas Beach Washington
Vendors Village
Next to the Green Lantern Bar & Grill
Copulas Beach
 The Green Lantern says on the Outside Bikers Welcome, looks like you might not want to go in but this place is great, the atmosphere and the food is wonderful

 

 

  This small rustic village a take off of a village in Alaska, has many great artists who only show and sell their art during the summer months closing day after Labor Day.  This is a must stop on your travels.

  Copulas Beach, working bridge to the Ocean

Misty Day at the beach

 
Elma Washington
Downtown Elma



You find murals all over the town, showing what this town was back in the 1800's, and you can walk from one end of the town to the other and find many wonderful Mom and Pop stores.

  Saginaw's Restaurant
On Main street

If you want the best Bread Pudding in the Nation you must stop here, made daily, we have never tasted better.



  Choppers Hair Salon,
 
Crystal who is the owner

does a wonderful job and I use her every time we are in Elma, she is right behind Saginaw's and if you want Bread Pudding while getting your hair done, they will serve it to you while Crystal is finishing you Hair do.  Make sure you tell her that Carol Sent you. You will love the way you come out, also Men she is fast and really good. Mike likes her and her shop!
 

Mt. St. Helen's 2007


compare these pictures to the ones below that were taken in 2006

  Flowers along the roadway going to Mountain
  Mt. Adams, did not see this mountain when we were here last time, as the clouds where surrounding the area every day, but what a site this time.

 

Naches Washington 07/2007

Lake in the

Wenatchee National Forrest

 
Pictures taken just before dusk

 

 

These pictures taken first light

the difference on the lake was so wonderful and beautiful, we really enjoyed staying right here for the night

Morton

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Mexican Restaurant food was just as good as you would get in Tucson, AZ. WAS not Tex-Mex, I became a happy camper after eating here, had missed eating my favorite food.

 Mineral Lake
Mineral Lake, going towards Mt. Rainier, where Bass was jumping out of the water.

 
 
Time to move onto the Tacoma Area photos above

 
crossing over from Port Ludlow
 
  to this small Island  and
 Flagler State Park

Here we met a very nice couple Fred and Mary, who have lived in the area for over 26 years, great talking to folks who know this area

   
Flagler State Park
 
These guns were set up to fire on ships for protection of the United States in World War 1
  back before this area became the United States the guns where used to prevent Canada from taking the Islands until it was finally resolved that this was part of the United States

 
 
     
Flagler State Park

looking from the park over to Oak Harbor