Snow in southern Arizona! Pathetic eh? But at least it’s much more manageable & easy to trek through…
A photo from after the wedding: a view from a very special hike in our memories.
Success! We swam in Seven Falls!
Before we came down to Arizona, we lived a good part of our lives in Washington. A state overflowing with lush trees & littered with lakes (not to mention right on the Pacific Coast)… the opposite of Arizona. I think out of sheer desperation to see some sort of body of water, we headed down to Sonoita to visit what they call Patagonia Lake. Compared to say… Lake Washington, which is 21,600 surface acres, at 250 surface acres, Patagonia Lake is on the small scale. But for southern Arizona, it seems to be the lake spot to visit.
The road to Patagonia is very scenic. Rolling hills after rolling hills.
Reflection of Mount Shuksan in Picture Lake, in the Cascade Range, WA
Nooksak Creek in the Cascade Range
My brother & I get our appreciation of nature from our parents, who for as long as I can remember, used to drag us on road trips to various mountains & waterfalls.
Today we got the family together & headed to Larrabee State Park! This was the first state park created in Washington & is situated right along the coast on Samish Bay, just 6 miles outside of Bellingham, WA.
One of my old family stomping ground is the Whidbey Island area. With my older brother leaving in just 2 months for basic training, we’re getting in as many family outings as possible. Today we found ourselves at Whidbey Island again, with a slight detour at the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival.
I’m really happy to be here. Can you tell?
On a lazy weekend, a few pals were over & we decided spur of the moment to visit the boardwalk in downtown Seattle. Naturally, we ended up at the aquarium.
We left Oregon early & made our way down to California.
Our first stop was a drive through The Avenue of the Giants, through acres of giant Redwood Trees.