Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Posted by Pretty Lady at 9/29/2009 09:05:00 PM
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Anyone that knows us very well knows that we don't go to the beach. That's really not hard to accomplish when you live in Arkansas anyway. We have always vacationed in the mountains, mostly Colorado. But we are leaving Washington and headed into Oregon and we decided to drive along the Oregon coast; the Pacific coast is much different than the Atlantic coast where Vicki grew up. We weren't able to get to some of the places that we wanted to go, but we still really enjoyed it. Hope you enjoy the pictures too!
Posted by Pretty Lady at 9/17/2009 08:44:00 PM
Saturday, September 12, 2009
The one above and this one were taken on the way to the Paradise area of Rainier.
Posted by Pretty Lady at 9/12/2009 02:01:00 PM
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Posted by Pretty Lady at 8/29/2009 01:55:00 PM
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Posted by Pretty Lady at 8/23/2009 09:36:00 PM
Friday, August 21, 2009
We are over in the Olympic Peninsula now but I wanted to share what a wonderful week we had last week. First of all, after camping in the national forests for a week we enjoyed our stay in a commercial campground in Anacortes with cable TV (the first time we had seen the news since mid June). It was also nice to have full hook-ups (no need to ration water) and had easy access to stores, etc. We also went out to eat a few times, something we have done very little of in the past 2 months. I guess we'll have to scratch this weeks "weigh day"!
We took a hike around this area. Doug is sitting on a tree on the hiking trail that has been bent over. You can see a lot of trees that are bent like this, primarily due to the weight of the snow in the winter, and yet they still survive and thrive. It kind of reminded me of the weight of trials in our lives sometimes, yet Jesus carries us through them and we become stronger.
Looking toward the San Juan Islands from a hiking trail at Deception Pass.
Posted by Pretty Lady at 8/21/2009 05:25:00 PM
Friday, August 14, 2009
One of the mountain passes we went through was Washington Pass (elevation 5500 ft). Believe it or not, the road was really pretty good and we had no problems. At the summit there is an overlook and even the trail out to it was gorgeous. The overlook is where we took the pictures.
All the lakes here are pretty, but it is hard to beat a lake called Diablo Lake. It is on a stretch of Hwy. 20 in North Cascades National Park that is closed in the winter. As you can see, the color of the water is almost emerald green. That is because as glaciers in the high country slowly wear down the mountains, the grinding of rock against rock produces a fine silt that is carried into the lake below. This “rock flour” suspended in the water reacts with light to give the lake its blue-green color. The bottom picture shows it best, although it is even more vibrant when you see it in person. The variety of scenery that God placed on this earth is just amazing! That we would be blessed enough to travel and see it this summer is also amazing. God is so good to us!
Posted by Pretty Lady at 8/14/2009 08:29:00 PM