Mount Rainer – Washington

In 2015, I sat by the window on a flight leaving Seattle, Washington.  Below, Mount Rainer stood in all her snow-capped splendor as I snapped multiple photos on my iPhone.  Seeing it from the sky was magnificent and I never thought anything would top that experience…until I saw the mountain from the ground. “Admission to…

Ocean Shores – Washington

It may have been the middle of August, but I would have been lost without my Columbia fleece jacket as I walked the beach at Ocean Shores in Washington.  The air near the coast carried a good chill and the water coming in from the Pacific was freezing…that is, the few times I allowed it…

A Day in Seattle

  The PA system fizzed on the aircraft, alerting flyers that the pilot was about to speak.  “Ladies and gentlemen, we are currently flying over Washington and if you look out the windows on the left side of the aircraft, you can view Mount Saint Helens…”  “Ooos,” and “Ahhhs,” followed, but that wasn’t the only…