Chihuly Color

The brilliant colors of Dale Chihuly glasswork is always distinctive and recognizable. The artist chooses bright and dramatic hues to compel the viewer to look closer. This image was taken at Union Station in Tacoma, Washington in July 2014 . I enjoy participating in the Travel Theme Challenge hosted by Where's My Backpack. This week's theme is colors.

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Travel theme: Quiet

It is extremely quiet at Mount Saint Helens. It was so quiet I felt like I was staring at someone's grave.  It was an eerie feeling. Even though I took pictures, I felt like I wasn't supposed  to smile. Learn more about this quiet venue on my post  Experiencing Mount Saint Helens. Learn more about this weekly … Continue reading Travel theme: Quiet

Friday Harbor on San Juan Island

Friday at Friday Harbor started early. I went out for a 12 mile bike ride along Roche Harbor Road. I got to an inn and decided to turn around. there were other cyclists with much faster bikes. The first leg of the ride there was minimal traffic, on the way back in to town, traffic … Continue reading Friday Harbor on San Juan Island

Experiencing Mount Saint Helens

Mount St. Helens The day began early with a departure from Friday Harbor on the San Juan Islands. We took the Washington State Ferry from Friday Harbor to Anacortes. It was a short stint lasting one hour. From Anacortes we reunited with Michael, the bus driver, and the tour bus. We journeyed about 2 hours … Continue reading Experiencing Mount Saint Helens

Paradise Inn + Tacoma + Seattle

Wednesday, July 16th Again an early start to the day. Paradise Morning The day began with an early morning walk to continue to bask in the God's Glory surrounding Paradise Inn & Mount Rainier. My bags were packed and I left the room to circle the grounds. On my way I met two staffers. First, … Continue reading Paradise Inn + Tacoma + Seattle

Ferry + Whale Watching

Here is an entry from my journal. Dated July 17, 2014, Thursday Early bird! I arose at 4 a.m. and readied myself. I spend 45 minutes at the Business Center and was downstairs at 6:15 ready to shuttle to the Ferry. Victoria Clipper was our mode of transportation to Friday Harbor. The Ferry The ferry … Continue reading Ferry + Whale Watching

The smallest state

Have I been to Delaware? Well, yes.Have I been to Delaware as a tourist? Not really.Yes, I breezed through Delaware circa 1972. Below you will see an extremely grainy image of me. I was accompanying my dad on a Great Brown Family adventure. He had a huge sedan with no less than four teens in … Continue reading The smallest state