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5% of each sale will be donated to the Rosendale Food Pantry.
Although I do not have a permanent home, and am in full on vagabond mode, I try not to forget where I am from. I also recognize that I am fortunate to be able to travel the way that I do. So, wherever I am, if someone purchases a photo from me directly, I will give 5% of the sale price to the Rosendale Food Pantry, which provides food to those who need it in the town that I grew up in.
I took off from Lake Stevens, Washington to explore the Olympic Peninsula (And Olympic National Park) for 2 days, with a motel room for the night in Port Angeles, and returning to Lake Stevens on the 2nd day. Optimally I would have needed more like 5 days! There’s so much to see. But I did see some cool stuff, and enjoyed it, and may go back at some point.
Beautiful sunrise while waiting for the ferry to Kingston in Edmonds
I wanted to see Bend, Oregon again, partially to consider trying to sell photos there at some point, and I also wanted to see Crater Lake. So I took a road trip from the Portland area, got a motel for 2 nights in Bend, and went to Crater Lake after the first night in Bend…well, since I left at 3:30 AM I guess I should say I went during the night.
From my temporary home base in Milwaukie, Oregon, which is just outside of Portland, I have done numerous “day trips” from an hour or two long to around eight hours long. Here are some of the photos I’ve shot on those trips.
Astoria-Megler Bridge, in Astoria, Oregon, which crosses the Columbia River to Washington.
As of this posting on July 16, 2014, this is my 6th day in Oregon, and I should be here for about 14 more, so this is going to be the first of hopefully a few posts from the state. I’ve been in Oregon a bit before, but never for this long. I’m excited to check it out in detail. Here’s a bit of what I’ve seen so far.
This was my 2nd drive across Idaho, but my first one in 2010 was way up north where it’s only 60 miles wide, so I saw much more of it this time…including Boise, which was quite the vibrant city. (Sorry, no good pics of Boise though)
I’ve been looking forward to crossing South Dakota again ever since I did it in 2010. I forgot how empty it was for much of the state when driving from east to west, but I saw plenty of interesting things in the state, and was glad that I returned.
Bighorn sheep overseeing his territory at Badlands National Park
If it weren’t for Detroit’s issues, I’m sure you’d all head much more about St Louis, Missouri, and East St Louis, Illinois. There’s some interesting tourist sports in St Louis, but it doesn’t take you going very far to find massive swaths of blight and abandonment. You can tell it was a very vibrant city, but I don’t know what’s going to happen now.
Cargill has a park on the water in East St Louis with a structure to walk up for a great view of St Louis and the famous Gateway Arch
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