Saturday, August 20, 2011

Washington - Oregon Vacation

Our summer vacation to Washington State and Oregon was adventurous and memorable. Below are some select pictures from the trip. For the complete set, see HERE

Highlights from the trip include:
  • Catching up with Charlie, Jackie, and Jennifer Brown in Selah
  • Fishing for (and catching a 100 lb) Sturgeon on the Colombia River
  • Yakima Valley Fruit Stands
  • Ferry Ride (and clam chowder) from Anacortas to Orcas Island
  • Beach Combing for critters on Orcas Island
  • The unique cabins of Northshore Cabins in Orcas
  • Touring Sucia Islands by Kayak
  • The wonderful pebble beach at Obstruction Pass State Park
  • Pike Street Market, Seattle
  • Oyster Shooters (Yech!) at Pike Street Market
  • Dinner with Friends at The Crab Pot in Seattle
  • Hiking Sunset, Mt. Rainier
  • Hiking the snowfields in Paradise
  • Hot tub nights and freezing swims in the Cowslits River
  • Morning run with River, Forest, Solana, Joel on Packwood Lake Trail
  • Magnificent Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, OR
  • Our first sunset on Manzanita Beach
  • More Critter and beach combing on Manzanita Beach
  • Flying Kites on the beach
  • Scrabble and Trivial Pursuit (and Beer and Tequila) with Joel and Stacey
  • Surfing (or trying), boogie boarding, and the wonder of wet suites
  • Mudd Dog's (Chicago Dogs)
  • Portland Surrey Quad Bike's on the riverfront

  • Colombia River Gorge with Mt. Hood in the background

    Orcas Island

    Orcas Island

    Sunrise, Mount Rainier

    Manzanita Beach

    Colombia River Gorge

    Colombia River Gorge

    Ferry Terminal Sunset in Anacortis

    Orcas Island

    Orcas Sunset

    Sucia Island Seal

    Seattle Skyline from the Space Needle

    Sunrise, Mt. Rainier

    Mt. Rainier

    Mt. Rainier Wildflowers

    Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, OR

    Manzanita Sunset

    Manzanita Sunset Cartwheels

    Manzanita Sunset

    Mt. Hood from the airplane home.