Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Orcas Island. Day 3 (8-8-08)

Really, would it be too much to ask for everyone to smile?  Geez, we're trying to get a Christmas card picture here!

Proof that Lee was on our vacation.  He's usually the one behind the camera and we rarely have proof that he'd gone with us.  

Me, wondering how old this tree was before it fell down.  These pictures were taken in Moran State park.  More to come on that later.  

James, the salmon king.  This wonderful chair was on the front porch of the house we rented.

Let's guess which way the prevailing winds come out of on Orcas.  The pines are none the worse for wear, but many of the deciduous trees can be seen leaning in one direction.

As you can tell, my pictures are out of order.  Blogger and I have a difference of opinion as to how many pictures I can load at one time.  

Moran State park covers 5,000 acres of untouched old growth trees.  The land was donated in 1921, by ship builder, Robert Moran.  During the 1930's the Civil Corps of Engineers built all the trails and tower that now stands at the top of Mt. Constitution (2,409 ft).  Mt. Constitution is the highest point in the San Juan Island chain.

One of the views from the top of Mt. Constitution.

Cascade Falls


  1. I gotta say the Pacific Northwest is one gorgeous place! :-)
    Glad you had such a great trip...looks to me like James has fun everywhere he goes! What a cutie pie!

  2. Great pictures.

    In the one with your kids, your daughter looks like she's muttering "Are we done yet?", and your youngest seems to be saying" Here we go again",
    and your oldest (what a handsome guy!) looks like he's modeling for a cool clothing company. :)

  3. I love the photo of the falls. Such a beautiful place.

  4. It felt absolutely prehistoric in that forest. I love that the trees I was seeing were always there--old growth as they call it.
    Getting a Christmas picture is a challenge to say the least. We even warn them that we are sending it, whether they look good or not. Doesn't matter--someone is always looking put out. :)

  5. All I got from this entry is that the kids are now GIANTS and it's only been a year since I've seen them! Did they each grow 3 feet? Also I decided, P. Tom needs to be a model for a hip clothing company, Ambercrombie comes to mind immediately! He's a stunning guy.