With the lovely weather the last few days it was time for a road trip. I took my mom and sister on a short trip down Highway 167 toward Sumner where we stopped and shopped the cute antique stores. Next stop was the Mt. Rainier Winery which boasted lovely fruit wines and a fantastic view of the mountain! An hour and a half later we were off again – next stop Elbe for lunch. Final stop was the tulip farm in Mossyrock. A sweet little farm with a small field of tulips, sunny garden walk and gift shop.
Mike’s photo bus headed to Sequim for the day. I feel like I’m getting a taste of what retirement is like. Sunshine, lavender, food, wine…..chocolate! But I digress. We stopped at Jardin du Soleil and Purple Haze Lavender Farm. Sequim is internationally recognized for this fragrant herb that lends itself well to hydrating oils, lotions and soaps (of which I sell “Pierogi Soap” scented with lavender).
Next photo op was the Dungeness Spit and lighthouse with views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Vancouver Island and Mount Baker. It’s about a 6 mile walk to the lighthouse. Not enough time to make that hike but a 270mm lens helped make the stop worth it.
Just west of Walmart (they are everywhere!) we found the Railroad Bridge Park. The 1900s railroad bridge is part of the Olympic Discover Trail. The cold Dungeness River flows beneath it.
Next and last stop Port Angeles and Fort Worden for sunset. Ended up at the Point Wilson Lighthouse (1879) which is still active and whose beacon guides ships.
Thanks Mike and Ed for another relaxing photo tour of the great northwest!