Saturday, March 31, 2007

Another little church in Port Townsend, this is St Paul's Episcopal and the oldest in the area. It was built in 1865. I think the red door is an added feature.
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I love old churches and this one is particularly great, minus the wires of course. This is Port Townsend again, the First Presbyterian Chuch built in 1890. It is noted for its tracker-action organ with 692 pipes. Unfortunately it was closed when we were there so we didn't get to see this great old music maker
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Friday, March 30, 2007

Sunday, and can you believe it, the sun came out

Sunday we got an early start and Sharon got some great pictures of the Olympic Mountains and Crescent Lake. We stopped at La Push but it was a little early for whales.

The most beautiful beach on the Pacific is Ruby Beach and we spent lots of time hiking over the logs and taking pictures.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Fort Worden

Ft Worden is another beautiful State Park here in Washington. The US feared an attack by the new steam-powered, iron hulled battleships and built forts at just about every major harbor entrance in the nation and Ft Worden was one of 3 protecting Puget Sound and particularly Bremerton Naval Shipyard.
It was named after the commander of the Monitor of Merrimac and Monitor fame, Adm John L Worden and was established in 1902

That's Sharon in the foreground. She is off to Iraq in June so we will be seeing a lot of Washington between now and then, if the rain lets up.

I can't seem to get enough of the Olympics

Roy was off to Eastern Washington with his friends so my friend Sharon and I decided to "do" the Olympics as she has never seen the Pacific Ocean nor has she been to the Olympics yet. (She is new to WA and I love showing her around)
Our first stop was Port Townsend and while the weather forecast was rain, we managed to walk around town and visit some great old buildings like this one which I think and old bell tower used to call the volunteer firemen
After a great cup of coffee, we headed for Ft Worden and again we were not disappointed.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007


Its been months since I have posted anything and so glad to see that I am still around....
We will be departing on a 6 week trip down Central Oregon camping at Deshutes State Rec Area, LaPine State Park and Goose Lake State Park. We'll swing over to Eastern Calif and head down Hwy 395 until we get into Nevada and stay at Fallon Naval Air Station for a couple days, Then we plan to check out Nevada with a short stop at Death Valley.
Nevada is one of thoes states that doesn't seem to be on anyone's "must do" list, so I think we will enjoy the solitude and hopefully we will take lots of pictures.....