Hubby and I spent a week in the great state of Washington. For me it was love at first sight! So green and lush, so much to do and see. Here are some of my favorite photos. The first picture is from a hike we took at Olympic National Park on our first day. It was so misty you could barely see the tops of the tall trees. It was magical, silent except for a creek and the birds.
We spent a day and night in Vancouver BC. Tim Hortons and all you can eat sushi, yay! This next photo is from the beautiful Stanly Park.
We went to the Vancouver aquarium and got to see Beluga Whales up close. There was even a baby! It was so cute to see it nursing from it's mama.
In front of the aquarium was this beautiful Orca sculpture.
Here is the spectacular Snoqualmie Falls, just north of Seattle.
We hiked down to the bottom.
Driving through the countryside we found these skulls perched atop a fence outside of someones house. Kind of creepy, but way cool!
Spent a lot of time in the urban jungle of downtown Seattle, where we drank WAY too many mochas, enjoyed the best people watching EVER, and took in the art museum.
Seafood at the famous Pikes Place market:
Obligatory Space Needle shot. Is that blue sky??? YES! It was sunny a lot of the time we were there.
We went back to Olympic National Park for a day, this time driving down to the Southern area of the park. There were lots of waterfalls and the moss grew thick on the trees. It was very surreal.
If you can stand another waterfall picture. I know, they're pretty hard to take...
The awe-inspiring Kalaloch Cedar:
This tree is huge, the biggest girthed Red Cedar in the world. To give you an idea of its size, here I am standing in the "door."
The beach was a stones throw away. It was COLD, and windy, and so beautiful!
Facing the wind and watching the sand snake towards me was incredible! If it wasn't so cold I could have stood there for hours...
Hope you enjoyed the pictures. There's a tendency (at least for me) when taking photos to become so wrapped up in the photography aspect that you miss out on what you're taking pictures of. I could feel myself going there sometimes, and had to bring myself back by just setting down the camera and taking it all in. So I actually didn't take as many photos as I normally do when traveling. (I think I have 4000 photos of Sedona, lol!)
I feel so inspired by the beauty and Native artwork of the Pacific Northwest. Time to get back to work!