Exploring Washington State

With my in-laws visiting for a few weeks, from oversees, we decided to take the kids out of school for a couple days and go see our great state.
First up, the San Juan Islands

American Camp - San Juan Island
 American Camp on San Juan Island

Lime Kiln State Park Lighthouse
Lime Kiln State Park, lighthouse

Harbor Seal
A harbor seal we saw while looking for orcas

Some lovely lilac at the English Camp

We hiked up Mt. Young (aka Young Hill)

Saw the Sculpture Park

We finished the day by visiting Deception Pass state park

One day we went to see Mt St Helen’s
We also saw Mt Rainier, but I didn’t take any photos of that this time.

Another day we hiked to a nearby waterfall called Feature Show Falls. This time of year the flow is quite heavy, making the falls even more beautiful.
Feature Show Falls

Since the North Cascades Highway just opened up for the season, we took a trip to the eastern side of the state.
North Cascades NP

Washington Pass
Still plenty of snow up on the pass.

North Cascades NP

North Cascades NP

While in the east, we saw the Grand Coulee Dam,
Grand Coulee Dam

Steamboat rock,
Steamboat Rock

Dry Falls,

And even drove through Leavenworth on the way home (but I don’t have any good photos of that, it was getting dark and rainy by then).

Of course, we couldn’t miss visiting Seattle a little
Pike Place Market

Space Needle

And for a brief minute on their last day here we went to the Canadian Border and saw the Peace Arch.

Hope you enjoyed seeing our little trip around our home state.

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