Monday, June 27, 2011

Day 26-June 26, 2011-Olympia, Washington-Last Day with Family

Dearest Readers,

This is Joel, his Dad Bob Adams, and my daughter Ayla, with Puget Sound and a faint Mount Rainier in the distance. We’re in the back yard of the Adams’ summer place near Olympia Washington.

The front of the funky house sits down from a secluded gravel road. The back overlooks the water.

Another day of rest, mid-70s weather and quiet pleasure. Ayla snapped me writing this blog on the front deck, and I took a picture of Bob and Etta James watching a Pidgeon Guillemot swim and dive for fish in the rising tidal waters below.
A burping seal swims by. We only glimpse its head. A screeching seagull chases a bald eagle across the water back to his aerie in the pines.

We share a final meal on this last day before I resume my solo journey. Hamburgers,salad and cooked greens from the Portland garden, and ESB brew in a mason jar from Amnesia Brewery back on Mississippi Avenue.

Mount Rainier seen from the deck, dissolves across Puget Sound in the fading light of dusk.

Goodbye to Joel and Ayla. On to Seattle in the morning.


  1. Ah, the waved bittersweet!
    May the rest of the journey go as gracefully and joyfully as your time spent in the Northwest!

  2. I love this house. I wish we could have been there with you.