Monthly Archives: July 2012

July 28, 2012: Inter-Tribal Paddle to Squaxin Island 2012

Each summer since 1982, Indian Canoe Nations of the Northwest have joined together for a water journey in traditional canoes to preserve traditional culture and promote unity.  The tribe that “hosts” the event rotates annually, as does the trip’s terminus, … Continue reading

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July 25, 2012: Deep Lake RV Resort – Heaven on Earth!

When we first began looking for an RV park near Olympia (before we left Alabama), we didn’t know that such spaces are in high demand in Washington during the summer.  In fact, the first several places I contacted either had … Continue reading

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July 14, 2012 – First Beach, La Push, Washington

It was very nearly dark when I drove down to First Beach in La Push, so I only got a few useable shots. At First Beach Near Dark:   First Beach Beacon:   Campers on First Beach:   Warm and … Continue reading

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July 14, 2012 – Ruby Beach, Washington

Ruby Beach is renouned for fabulous sunsets.  But as is typical of the Washington coast, it’s also apt to be overcast, which is how it was on the first day there.  A subsequent post will show it under clearer conditions… … Continue reading

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July 14, 2012: Quinault Rain Forest

Quinault Waterfall: Rainforest Stream: Yoda Perched…and looking none to happy about it… Biscuit Perched…looking heroic… Purple Bells: Enormous Log: Callie and the pups – shot from the top of the enormous log… Water Over Rocks: Shamrocks and Ferns: Tree Growing … Continue reading

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July 14 & 15, 2012: Olympic National Park

For our first weekend in Washington, Callie and I ventured out to parts of Olympic National Park, just west of Olympia.  It’s amazingly diverse – containing the only 3 temperate rain forests in the continental United States (we saw two … Continue reading

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July 12, 2012: Chief Civilian Support Staff & Connoisseur of Local Parks

With Callie working, I serve as her chief civilian support assistant.  Right now, that consists mostly of keeping the clothes washed and the dogs walked.  When we get situated in the 5th Wheel at our campsite, I’ll also be the … Continue reading

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July 12, 2012: Interim Director of Washington State Courts

Callie’s first week at work is going well.  She describes it as “meetings upon meetings”, which is to be expected in the process of bringing her up to speed. One of the things she’s been hired to do is to … Continue reading

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July 10, 2012 -Olympia, Washington: Morning and Afternoon Variations

As olympia is located at the southern tip of the Peugeot Sound, the mornings tend to be chilly and overcast, with clearing skies and warming temperatures in the afternoons. Here are some “before and after” pictures I took today. Morning, … Continue reading

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July 6th, 2012 – Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon

Just above the Rose Garden on the west side of Portland is the most amazing Japanese garden I have ever seen Here are some of the pictures I took there: Bridge over Koi pond… Irises… Iris garden… Japanese maples… Tranquil … Continue reading

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