Toured Seattle then took the Celebrity Solstice Alaskan cruise with stops at Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria. Saw more of Seattle then drove to Olympic National Park area. Travels ended east of Portland, Oregon at the Columbia River Valley.
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  • Day15

    Kalaloch, WA to Columbia River Oregon

    June 27, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    We woke up at Kalaloch Lodge to explore the beach and had breakfast overlooking the ocean. Next we drove from Washington into Oregon. We went to the Columbia River Valley just east of Portland, Oregon where we visited the Crown Point Visitor’s Center. From there we went to see Latourell Falls and then Bridal Veil Falls.Read more

  • Day13

    Olympic National Park and WA coast

    June 25, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    First stopped at Elwha Valley Madison Falls. Second stop was Marymere Falls Trail. Then we reached the Pacific Ocean by Mora Ranger Station at Rialto Beach. It was higher tide and blustery. Next we stopped at Ruby Beach and decided to return to early the next day when the tide was to be low. It was located just north of where we were staying. Lastly we reached Kalaloch Lodge along the coast where we stayed for 2 nights. There was no internet but the views were magnificent. We caught the sunset and moonrise on this day.Read more

  • Day12

    Seattle, Sequim, & Port Angelas, WA

    June 24, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We rented a car in Seattle the morning of the Gay Pride Parade and drove onto the Bainbridge Ferry to travel across Puget Sound. From Bainbridge Island we drove towards Port Angelas, WA. Along the way we stopped for lunch at Fat Smitty’s in Port Townsend, WA where the restaurant had dollar bills hanging everywhere. Next stop was in Sequim, WA to see the lavender fields. Then we went to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park. We saw gorgeous views of the snow capped mountains in the distance. There were many Kodak moments. The day ended with dinner at Bella Italia where they filmed a part of Twilight. We stayed overnight at Olympic Lodge in Port Angelas, WA.Read more

  • Day10

    Back to Seattle, WA

    June 22, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 16 °C

    The cruise ship returned to Seattle very early in the morning. We hired an Uber driver to take us around town. We went to Snoqualmie Falls, Olympic Sculpture Park, and Urban Legends. The day ended meeting one of Lee’s high school friends at a restaurant at Pikes Place.Read more

  • Day7

    Cruise Day 5

    June 19, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    We cruised the inside passage and stopped in Skagway, Alaska where we took a motor coach to British Columbia, Canada. There we had lunch and visited the Yukon Suspension Bridge walking across the swing bridge there were stunning views. From there we took the White Pass Scenic Railway back to Skagway and returned to the ship for a beautiful sunset.Read more