A friend from the east coast visited me this past week, her first time to the PNW. We packed in the Big Five, dimmed a bit by the wildfire haze.
Mt. St. Helens National Monument
Mt. St. Helens
Coldwater Lake, Mt. St. Helens
Mt. Rainier National Park
The Bordello Museum
Three of Earth Farm
The Centralia Historic Train Depot
Seminary Hill Natural Area
Hoh Rain Forest
Pike Place Market
Chihuly Garden & Glass
I am a Pacific Northwest native transplanted to the southeast for 36 years. In 2012, I returned to my childhood home and fell in love with this corner of the country again. I am a grandmother, a storywriter, a teacher, an attention payer, a hiker, and a back roads wanderer. Check out my website (and my memoir) at www.gretchenstaebler.com.
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6 thoughts on “Adventure Log: Showing off my corner”
I think you’ve found another mini-profession: hitting the *real* highlights of western Washington!
Well, the non-hiker tourist highlights anyway. We did pretty well! There was also Lake Quinault, but I didn’t have a good photo. Maybe I will add it though.
♡ Love this photo post ! It makes me wonder what my own Big 5 are … !?!
And not necessarily my big five either; it’s a good question. Just where I would take a visitor who has never been, and who can’t hike. It’s a pretty good list though!
It is a great “all-purpose” list ! Ideally, I’d have three: an “all-purpose” list like this, one for summer and one for winter. I may actually create those now. Thanks for the idea !
We were going to do Nisqually, but it rained that day, so we did Centralia. 🙂 Including the unveiling of the new founder’s statue in the park. And, of course, the Olympic Club. Small town at its best.