a d v e n t u r e s

Activities and adventures close to home and far away.

(As always, click on a photo to view a larger image)

We enjoy a child-free weekend away on Whidbey Island

The Deception Pass bridge, looking north towards Strawberry Island from Whidbey Island.

Looking east from the Deception Pass Bridge.

Kathleen high above Deception Pass.

Looking south towards Whidbey Island from Strawberry Island.

Sea Lion playing in Deception Pass. Unfortunately the long lens was in the car.

Boats speeding through the pass.

A-6 Intruder (left) and EA-6B Prowler (right) at the entrance to the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Oak Harbor.

EA-6B Prowler.

A-6 Intruder

Penn Cove viewed from the grounds of the Captain Whidbey Inn in Coupeville, WA.

Inside our cottage at the Country Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Langley, WA

The view of the grounds from the front porch of our cottage.

Bizarre plant on the grounds of the bed & breakfast.

Close-up of the flower.

Kayaking around Jetty Island, near Everett, WA.

Looking west towards Whidbey Island.

Sea lettuce.

Great Blue Heron (GBH)

Scuttled barges in the estuary of the Snohomsih River.

Birdwatching.

The view from the captain's chair.

Bald Eagle.

He's still bald.

USS Abraham Lincoln at the Everett Naval Station.

Spending a long weekend camping on the shores of Cooper Lake in late September.

John and Kathleen at the beach.

Tom and Olivia play in a kayak.

The view west towards the Cascade Crest.

Katie and Tom walk along the shore.

Clouds obsure Lemah Mtn. and Chimney Rock.

Kathleen and John at the picnic table.

Lemah Mtn. and Chimney Rock begin to emerge.

I spy John through the camp site.

Lemah Mtn. and Chimney Rock finally make an appearance.

Mist rises from the lake on a cold late summer morning.

A scull rows past my vantage point.

Kathleen and John take in the view.

A flashlight makes a great toy for John.

What's better than one flashlight? Two flashlights!

Cle Elum Lake is almost completely dry at the end of a drought-striken season.

All loaded up for the ride back home.

Mt. Rainier

Talking to our ranger friend Chris.

John's first visit to Mt. Rainier.

Ski trip to Mt. Bachelor & Sunriver.

Dave went with us...

...and Paul did, too.

South Sister from Mt. Bachelor.

John's first ski trip.

Sometimes adventures take us to see cousins.

We need the right gear for outside adventures.

Walking in Anchorage in April.

Mom keeps me warm in Alaska.

Flying first class.

First Mariner's game - in a luxury suite no less! That's a great adventure!

Doing a charity fund raising walk for the Lung Association.

Swimming in the pool during a hot summer day in Denver.

Riding in a double-decker bus to Dad's cousin's wedding.

John makes new friends at the wedding.

He dances with mom.

And congratulates the happy couple by sleeping peacefully.

Concerts at the Gorge are always an adventure.

Ridin' in style at the Gorge.

Ready for a show.

Keepin' cool at the Gorge.

Campin' out with Mom and Dad.

Hiking with new friends.

Hiking with dad.

Crossing some summits off my 'must do' list.

First snow at home.

First Seahawk game is always an adventure!

Fun adventures on my first caurosel ride.

Kathleen enjoys a day of skiing at Stevens Pass.

Looking up towards Seventh Heaven.

Kathleen the snow bunny poses on the slopes.

A beautiful March day of skiing at Stevens Pass.

The view towards the base from the top of the old Barrier Chair.

 

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