Port Angeles, Washington (part 4 of …6?)

Before heading out our last day, we had a great breakfast at New Day Restaurant in downtown Port Angeles near the ferry to Victoria.  Fast, friendly service and many locally sourced and fresh ingredients.  They have an almost overwhelming selection of breakfast and lunch items to choose from.  They also served some of the best coffee I had the entire trip! (more…)

Port Angeles, Washington (part 2 of …6?)

During our stay on the Olympic Peninsula, we enjoyed dinner at Michael’s Seafood and Steakhouse.  Our server, Susanne was a saint for putting up with the “interesting” elderly couple at the next table.  Their comments ranged from “if I want a 2X4, I want it to be 2 inches by 4 inches!” to “well sweetie, we understand you were busy earlier in the evening but you aren’t now so the cook should be well caught up by now” …they had maybe been waiting 10 minutes for their food at that point. (more…)

Port Angeles, Washington (part 1 of …6?)

We stayed in Port Angeles for our visit to the Olympic Peninsula.  I highly recommend staying in town here if you are going to want to dine out and do any shopping.  You can also hop the ferry to Victoria, Canada for a plethora of other activities to explore.  Don’t forget your passport or National ID card! (more…)

Hood River Lavender

The Hood River lavender farm should be on your list of places to stop if you’re in Hood River during the summer months.  Admittedly the fields aren’t as expansive as we expected based on some of the pictures we had seen, but it is still worth a stop.  No need to plan on spending much time here.  Enough to see and smell (and oh wow what an amazing smell!) and maybe even cut your own lavender to take home.  (more…)

Hood River, Oregon

Hood River, Oregon is a nice city to spend some time in.  Located along the Columbia River and also it’s namesake Hood River there is a surprisingly diverse list of things to do and see.  It is well known for being an active city with some of the best spots for windsurfing, kite-surfing, kayaking, skiing and mountain biking.  (more…)

Richland, WA

Seemingly a world away from Seattle and Northern Cascades National Park lies Richland, Washington.  We found ourselves here for a friends’ wedding where we proceeded to have a great time.  Unlike the lush, cool evergreen filled western portion of the State, Richland is a desert landscape with temperatures in the summer that can exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit. (more…)