Tag: Washington

Mount Rainier: Ohanapecosh

After a six mile hike over Rampart Ridge and a picnic I was exhausted but not ready to go back to the cabin. So as Keltin drove from one side of the park to the other I napped in the car. The napped saved me and made sure that I had plenty of energy for

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Ashford and Elbe Restaurants

I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of restaurants that were available in the area outside of Mount Rainier National Park. These are the ones we visited in the order we visited them. When you visit be aware that the prices do reflect the cost of getting ingredients to the semi-remote area. Ashford – Copper

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Mount Rainier: Longmire

One of the entrances to Mount Rainier National Park was walking distance from our cabin. When visiting any national park I highly suggest getting a National Parks pass so that your entry is already paid for and entering is quick. Our first stop was the Longmire visitor center to speak to the park rangers about

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Seattle: Off the Rez Cafe

After having booked this Mount Rainier trip I got an email from one of the various travel sites I’m on an email lists for regarding Native American restaurants. Going through the list I saw that most were in places that I wouldn’t be able to visit (I deleted the email and can’t remember the site

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Favorite Photos of 2020

Obviously 2020 was not the year we hoped it would be but Keltin and I did get to travel a little bit. It was an excellent year for hiking and we worked to make sure we were socially distancing. That fact took us to some places with some fantastic views. I share this picture probably

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Olympic Peninsula: Port Angeles

After Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, a brief visit to Olympia and a long drive up winding roads we finally made it to Port Angeles. We had done some research and knew where we wanted to eat but during a pandemic with restaurant limiting seating it is difficult to get a table. Word of

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Olympic Peninsula: Olympia

After leaving Seattle we still had some time to kill before we could check-in to our Airbnb and we decided to take quite a detour and drive down to Olympia to see the capital. The drive was beautiful. In Texas the trees do change color but we don’t get nearly as many colors: reds in

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Olympic Peninsula: Pike Place Market, Seattle

We landed in Seattle around breakfast time, Keltin and I were both starving. We decided to head straight from the airport to Pike Place Market. I love farmer’s markets and this one is by far my favorite so far. There were so many beautiful flowers and I was so distracted by them that I didn’t

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Olympic Peninsula: Introduction

For our Honeymoon Keltin and I visited the Olympic Peninsula and spent most of our time in Olympic National Park. This trip was a whirl wind and we saw everything from mountains and rainforests to the Pacific Ocean. On this trip we didn’t visit many restaurants and no breweries or wineries. What we did was

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