A Little Brother/Sister Bonding

My sister, Ena, came out last week for our (almost) annual visit. Since she doesn’t drop by that often, we try to pack as much into the week as possible. Here are some photos from the week that was.

Day 1 (Sunday), we drove down to the Olympia Farmers Market and stopped by a little Indian restaurant for lunch.

Curry Corner in Lacy

Curry Corner in Lacy

No photos of the farmer market but we did load up on seafood for dinner.

Oysters for an appetizer

Oysters for an appetizer

Pasta and clam sauce for the main course

Pasta and clam sauce for the main course

Day 2 was a drive down to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, just 10 miles from home.

About a five mile walk from the parking lot to the end of the boardwalk and back

About a five mile walk from the parking lot to the end of the boardwalk and back

A family selfie

A family selfie

The next day Lewey wanted to take Ena to one of his favorite walking trails.

Chambers Bay Golf Course, home to the 2015 US Open next June

Chambers Bay Golf Course, home to the 2015 US Open next June

Day 4: Gig Harbor and a cruise around Puget Sound.

Lunch at the Green Turtle

Lunch at the Green Turtle

Seafood with a Thai peanut sauce

Seafood with a Thai peanut sauce

Gig Harbor with Mt Rainier in the distance

Gig Harbor with Mt Rainier in the distance

Part of the Gig Harbor fishing fleet

Part of the Gig Harbor fishing fleet

Leaving the harbor

Leaving the harbor

A nice day to be out on the water

A nice day to be out on the water

Sailing toward the Tacoma Narrows Bridges

Sailing toward the Tacoma Narrows Bridges

Sailing under the Tacoma Narrows Bridges

Sailing under the Tacoma Narrows Bridges

Nice hat!

Nice hat!

Over on the Tacoma side, the waterfront community of Salmon Beach

Over on the Tacoma side, the waterfront community of Salmon Beach

Tacoma with Mt Rainier as a backdrop

Tacoma with Mt Rainier as a backdrop

Having seen Mt Rainier from the water, Thursday we drove up to Crystal Mountain Ski Area to get a closer look.

The mountain in winter

Crystal mountain in winter

A gondola ride to the top

A gondola ride to the top

Ena by John

Ena by John

 

John by Ena

John by Ena

Lorette was off on Friday so we had to decide what to do with the one day left of Ena’s visit. The Washington State Fair or Mt St Helens? Mt St Helen’s won.

Of all the visits we have made to the mountain, this was the best weather

Of all the visits we have made to the mountain, this was the best weather

At the end of the movie, the curtains open and this is the view

At the end of the movie in the visitors center, the curtains open and this is the view

Ena and Lorette behind one of the millions of trees that were blown down during the eruption in 1980

Ena and Lorette behind one of the millions of trees that were blown down during the eruption in 1980

Well, that’s all of the people photos. These last few are some scenes of the mountain from Johnson Ridge.

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The picture on top shows the mountain before the eruption

The picture on top shows the mountain before the eruption

All of the downed trees face away from the blast

All of the downed trees face away from the blast

A closeup of the crater

A closeup of the crater

 

 

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