Pacific Northwest

We took a car trip through the Pacific Northwest in July, 2013.  Prior to the trip, we had been watching the AMC show, The Killing, on Netflix.  If you haven’t seen the show, it is set in Seattle; and to help set the bleak mood of the show, it is raining in at least half the outdoor scenes and it is cloudy the rest of the time.  We kept looking at each other and asking “Why are we going to Seattle?”.  Well the weather was absolutely beautiful with clear skies, low humidity, and temperatures in the 70’s.  In talking to people, it seems the summers are typically beautiful and the winters are dreary.

We flew to Seattle and after two days there we drove through Olympic  National Park, took the ferry to Victoria, British Columbia, took another ferry to San Juan Island, took a final ferry to the mainland where we drove to Mount Rainier National Park,  Portland, Oregon, the Columbia River Gorge, Mount Hood, the Oregon coast and back to Seattle.  It is a beautiful region of the country.  For cities we particularly liked Seattle and Victoria and for the scenery, Mount Rainier is hard to top.

I hope you enjoy looking at a few pictures from our trip.

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