Cape Blanco State Park

If to think, Cape Blanco State Park is one of my favorite places on Oregon Coast. First of all, it has a lighthouse. Second, the coastline is beautiful. Third, the area has nasty character, and I love it! You will say: what do you mean “nasty character”? The westernmost point in the state, state park…

Cape Disappointment

There is no disappointment in the Cape Disappointment. It was last active day of our vacation in Washington state. The next day the long drive awaited on us. So the warm sun of the cape felt especially good. There were two reasons why it was on our route: 1 – amazingly beautiful Dead Man’s Cove,…

Olympic: Lakes and Waterfalls

The major part of our Washington vacations was planned around Olympic peninsula. I had the biggest collection of the place from there that I wanted to see. Even before the initial planning, I could the most stunning places names the by photos. And I wish we had more time here… The next few posts I…

Mount Rainer National Park

Rainer is an active stratovolcano that erupted last time in 1854. Some told that if it erupts again, it could threaten Seattle and cause tsunamis in Puget Sound. The Native Americans called it Tahoma, or Tacoma – “mother of the waters.” The name Rainer was given by George Vancouver in honor of Admiral Peter Rainer….