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Portland to Seattle via Columbia River Gorge

20 June 2014 Bridal Veil Falls On the way to Bridal Veil Falls we spotted people parking on the side of the road and we started to get puzzled as to whether this was the parking, we decided to drive onwards and eventually found the official car park much further on, so I suspect the… Continue reading Portland to Seattle via Columbia River Gorge

Lake Quinault to Cannon Beach

9-10 June 2014 A second visit to Quinault Mercantile for another Yogi Bearie Crunch was the perfect start to our day.  On our way south down the Pacific Coast Highway 101 we stopped for a quick wander around Raymond and Willapa lovely area with dozens of sculptures along the sides of the road, in every… Continue reading Lake Quinault to Cannon Beach

The Olympic Peninsula, Washington USA

7-9 June 2014 I debated whether or not to include the stop at Lake Quinault, my itinerary kept changing over and over again and in the end, having read some entries on Sporkhashi’s blog I decided to include a 2 night stay at Lake Quinault Lodge, which is in a beautiful setting and is a… Continue reading The Olympic Peninsula, Washington USA

The Great Dale Chihuly and my love of glass

I love glass! Not your average windows or drinking vessels, I mean beautiful works of art made from glass. I have done glass blowing and glass jewellery making glasses at 2 different studios in Scotland, I collect glass, have inherited glass and have pieces we are looking after for my mother-in-law. So any opportunity to… Continue reading The Great Dale Chihuly and my love of glass