Dronie Sunday – 10 January 2021

Ellensburg, Washington.

The Yakima Scenic Byway is a popular detour from the Interstate highway system in central Washington state. Highway 821 and the drive through this beautiful river valley will be featured in an upcoming Travel Tuesday here. For now, here’s a teaser, an image from my drone of a section of the valley near the city of Ellensburg. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 29 November 2020

Whidbey Island, Washington.

Between the mainland and Whidbey Island, there is a narrow strip of water that separates Puget Sound from Possession Sound. There is a ferry that travels that passage with terminals at Clinton and Mukilteo. On a cloudy morning, we found ourselves on that ferry. It was the first time I’ve ever been on a “drive-on” ferry. I found the entire process interesting. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 15 November 2020

Quincy, Washington.

This is my third (and final) Cellpic Sunday from the rest area near Quincy. If the photo looks familiar, you may be remembering the image of the lake with the Interstate bridge from a few weeks ago. That image is one-third of three captured in a sequence that shows the entire lake view of Wanapum Lake as seen from that high vantage point. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 8 November 2020

Olympia, Washington.

On our trip to the western states, we had great weather almost every day. Truthfully with Washington state’s reputation for dreary, rainy weather, we only saw a couple of wet days. It was on a wet Wednesday morning we spent some time in the state’s capital city. We chose to drive by the state capitol buildings to see the grounds. I was struck by the fountains in front of the state’s legislative building. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 1 November 2020

Quincy, Washington.

Last week I shared an image from the scenic viewpoint at Mile Marker 139 on I-90 near Quincy. I hinted there is another attraction at the site. This is it, the Wild Horse Monument. If you like to hike, you’ll also find a trailhead here. It’s a short but relatively steep hike to the top where you can get an up-close look at those metal ponies. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 25 October 2020

Quincy, Washington.

Near mile marker 139 on I-90 is a rest area and scenic view. Of course, I had to check it out on our #RoadTrip2020. That bridge in the distance carries traffic on I-90 over the Columbia River. The river is wide here as a nearby dam downstream has created Wanapum Lake. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 10 February 2019

Seattle, Washington.

It’s been half a decade since we went cruising on the inside passage to Alaska’s port cities. It was August 24, 2013 when the Norwegian Pearl left the dock at Seattle and headed north for our Alaskan adventure. In less than 60 days, we will again be on an NCL ship, this time headed south from Los Angeles toward the Panama Canal. Continue reading

Seattle – Where Grunge Refers to Music

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Seattle, Washington

Over a year ago, (August 2014), my wife, Lynn, and other members of the family, departed Seattle on an Alaska cruise. That cruise is well documented in this blog. Select the category ‘Alaska’, or search for the term, and you can find the posts referencing each stop (except for Victoria, BC, Canada), which is also covered. Continue reading