The Jewel of the Cascades

Crater Lake is a geological wonder.  While Crater Lake National Park was established in 1902, the lake itself was formed 7,700 years ago when Mt. Mazama erupted.  The eruption was 100 times stronger than that of Mount St. Helens in 1980.  It spread ash as far north as Canada and as far east as Nebraska. … Continue reading The Jewel of the Cascades

Lavender Water

The Olympic Peninsula is home to Olympic National Park but also has a number of other interesting things to see and do.  We spent an afternoon in the town of Port Townsend.  Port Townsend is a city that has a vibrant downtown area.  There are lots of specialty shops, restaurants, art galleries and art co-ops, … Continue reading Lavender Water

A Spit in Sequim

We have been camping in Sequim, Washington, more specifically at the Dungeness Recreation Area.  This campground is adjacent to the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.  This protects the Dungeness Spit and also hosts the New Dungeness Lighthouse which is at the end of the spit.  This natural sand “spit” is said to be one of the … Continue reading A Spit in Sequim