Travel

PNW Part 6 (Lake Quinault)

This part of the Olympic National Park was so…quaint.  Everything about it reminded me of “the olden days”.  It isn’t a stretch of the imagination to think of President Roosevelt (FDR) visiting the Lake Quinault Lodge and being so taken with the area that nine months later he signed a bill creating the Olympic National […]

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PNW Part 3 (Pike’s Market)

Of course we went to Pike’s Market!  Sure, it’s touristy but it is also very functional.  Our local friends shop there regularly – Hello, The Freshest of the Fresh seafood, flowers, veggies!!  (But they know to get there early to beat the crowds. We didn’t make the effort and it was wall-to-wall bodies inside.) Where […]

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PNW Part 1(Seattle)

Of course we went to dinner at the Space Needle an hour after we landed.  No rest for the weary (or the jet-lagged)!  I know you’ve seen many mucho pictures of it before, but I am including mine here because CAN YOU BELIEVE THERE WAS NOT A CLOUD IN THE SKY?!  We had beautiful weather […]

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I Can’t Wait…

I just have to put one little picture up before I really get into reliving the week.  🙂 This picture was taken from our outdoor patio at the hotel where we stayed (at the south end of Lake Union) To say the least, Seattle exceeded my expectations…

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Banding

Unfortunately this is not the “good” kind of banding – like to going to a music concert 🙂 but rather, the “bad” kind of banding, which is a bothersome artifact that can ruin a perfectly good picture. While editing the photos from my trip, I came across two pictures with very pronounced “concentric rings” in […]

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A Fond Memory

Having had my memory jogged by Paris by Cellphone’s post today, I wanted to share a special memory from my travels.  On my first trip to Paris, Tour Saint Jacques was the first thing I remember seeing in the distance and saying to myself, “I want to find that”. (I hadn’t made it to the […]

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Summer is Here!

…which means I have travel on the brain.  My upcoming vacation can’t come soon enough, so I am thinking about one I took last year.  I’m not sure if I will make it abroad again this year, so I am reminiscing about last year’s trip to Spain.  The thrill of being in a foreign country […]

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