Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 2014 Exploration of Maine's Coastline

This month I spent a week on the East Coast of the United States, exploring as much of Maine's coastline as I could squeeze into a frenetic period of almost constant driving and exploring.  I also managed to spend a little time in New Hampshire, as well as the area surrounding Boston.

On my way North, I stopped in Portland to visit my second cousin, who lives with his wife on Peaks Island.






By far, my favorite stop on the trip was Boothsbay Harbor, ME (more info boothbayharbor.com)  - where I stayed at the Tugboat Inn.



Second favorite stop would have to be the area around Wells, MA - where I stayed at The Garrison Suites.

The Starlight Cafe in Bath, ME serves an excellent breakfast...



While heading South back to Boston, I managed to spend a few hours in Gloucester, NH...








Friday, October 10, 2014

Favorite Places in Washington State


The Edgewater Hotel, on the water, downtown, looking West, Seattle
http://www.edgewaterhotel.com/

Salty's Seafood Grill, West Seattle
http://saltys.com/seattle

Pike's Place Fish Market, Seattle
http://www.pikeplacefish.com/


The Falls at Snoqualmie
http://www.snoqualmiefalls.com/

Snoqualmie Salish Lodge & Spa
http://www.salishlodge.com/


The Resort at Port Ludlow
http://www.portludlowresort.com/
The Fireside Restaurant
http://www.portludlowresort.com/food/fireside-restaurant


In Port Angeles, this is THE place to eat:
The Chestnut Cottage
http://chestnutcottagerestaurant.com/

Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival
http://www.leavenworth.org/event/3103

Olympic Peninsula, Hurricane Ridge
http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visiting-hurricane-ridge.htm

Lake Crescent (near Port Angeles)
http://www.nps.gov/olym/planyourvisit/visiting-lake-crescent.htm
http://www.olympicnationalparks.com/accommodations/lake-crescent-resort.aspx


Deception Pass
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deception_Pass
http://www.parks.wa.gov/497/Deception-Pass


Friday Harbor, San Juan Islands
http://www.visitsanjuans.com/the-islands/friday-harbor

Deer Harbor, Oras Island, San Juan Islands
http://www.deerharbor.org/
http://www.deerharbor.org/lod/