Saturday, April 7, 2018

Update from our 2018 USA Road Trip


It has almost been a month since I arrived in the Pacific Northwest and time has flown by. The first two weeks my friend Selma and I have been traveling tirelessly south on the Pacific Coast Highway all the way to Cresent City in California. Then the journey took us inland toward Ashland, then Portland and lastly Seattle. Selma left for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and I remained here with family. But the traveling didn't stop. I visited Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and the Richland and Tri-Cities area. Next Monday I will return to Seattle and towards the end of the week I will be back home. I do miss home. This is the longest I have been away, but the experiences and stories will make up for that. Meanwhile here are some images from the journey so far, while the massive travel series will follow soon, once I'm back home.

Up: The Seattle skyline as seen from the Space Needle; Below: Me at Twede's Cafe, the iconic Twin Peaks diner.


Up: The city of Richland at night, as seen from the Badger Mountain trail head; Below: The charming (and cliche ridden) German town Leavensworth


Up: The Harrison Slough in Coeur d'Alene in Idaho; Below: the seemingly unending plains of south-east Washington state, entering Richland.


Up: A charming gazeboo in Snoqualmie, WA with cherry blossoms on the trees; Below: Seattle at night


I hope to share more with you soon!
 Have a great weekend.


29 comments:

  1. Great series of photos from your trip! It sounds like you covered a big area. My niece lives in Snoqualmie. Have a happy weekend!

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    1. Snoqualmie is a amazingly beautiful town which I will cover by itself in a post. Thanks Eileen.

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  2. You make the country look beautiful!

    Also, you resemble that actor, the one who works with dinosaurs.

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    1. Thanks Sandi, you will have to be more specific about the actor since I'm not sure which one you're talking about :)

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  3. Fabulous initial shots! Can't wait to see more! Wish you could have hit the Columbia River Gorge area while you were here. I know it's hard to see everything!

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    1. I did visit the Columbia River Gorge! We drove down the historic Columbia Highway 30 and saw many waterfalls and viewpoints. Seperate post coming on that as well!

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  4. cant wait to see what you saw on this month long trip, things i will never see just like all the other trips you have showed us... that view from the space needle is spectacular.

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    1. It's a great view, we also visited Kerry Park from which you can see the iconic Seattle skyline, with the Space Needle in it.

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  5. You manage to get lovely pictures wherever you are.I enjoyed these sights.

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    1. Thank you Ruth. I will have to edited them properly once I get back home though.

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  6. Wonderful trip--- I will enjoy seeing the results.

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    1. I hope I will do your regions justice.

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  7. What a great lead-in to your travel series. Too bad Selma couldn't stay for the entire adventure.

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    1. I know. Luckily she was there for the main parts if the trip.

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  8. Beautiful photos, as usual. Seattle is one of my favorite cities. The food is always fabulous. I am looking forward to your future posts from this trip.

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    1. They will probably start the week after the next one.

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  9. You sure have covered a LOT of ground! Wish we could've met up when you were in Portland....maybe next time?

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    1. Portland was so busy. I have some family living there. So besides the sightseeing we also met with them. Yeah, maybe next time.

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  10. Amazing pics. waiting for more posts. Greetings

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  11. You have been gone a long time. Can't wait to see the rest of the photos. Did you visit underground Seattle?

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  12. Such fun to see familiar territory through your eyes ... and beautiful pictures. I’m glad you are enjoying it all and it makes me a bit homesick as we are still at our winter home in Florida. We live in Oregon and are there in summer and fall. You missed our home city of Eugene but we know all the places you visited very well !

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    1. Oh I visited Eugene..... it was great and it will be part of our travel series. Just you wait, I haven't shown all of the cities and towns in this post.

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  13. Gorgeous images! I've been to Seattle but it was 15 years ago.

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  15. You've made me homesick for my Pacific NW. Having lived in Washington State all my life, your photos brought back memories of some of my favorite places!

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