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
No photos of the farmer market but we did load up on seafood for dinner.
Oysters for an appetizer
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
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
Day 4: Gig Harbor and a cruise around Puget Sound.
Lunch at the Green Turtle
Seafood with a Thai peanut sauce
Gig Harbor with Mt Rainier in the distance
Part of the Gig Harbor fishing fleet
Leaving the harbor
A nice day to be out on the water
Sailing toward the Tacoma Narrows Bridges
Sailing under the Tacoma Narrows Bridges
Over on the Tacoma side, the waterfront community of Salmon Beach
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.
Crystal mountain in winter
A gondola ride to the top
Ena by John
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
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
Well, that’s all of the people photos. These last few are some scenes of the mountain from Johnson Ridge.
The picture on top shows the mountain before the eruption
All of the downed trees face away from the blast
A closeup of the crater