We began our 1985 summer vacation by
flying to Seattle, Washington.
Immediately after arriving in the pacific
northwest we hit the road. We took a ferry
over to Whidbey Island. The above photo was
taken from the Deception Pass Bridge at
the north end of the island.
We spent our first night in Vancouver,B.C.
The above photograph was taken from Stanley
Park looking across English Bay toward
That's me holding on for dear life while
crossing the 449-foot long Capilano
We rode the Grouse Mountain Aerial Tramway
above the clouds that were covering the city.
After our short stay in Vancouver we returned
to the United States for a one night stay
in Seattle. The above picture taken from
the top of the space needle shows how
gloomy the weather was.
We also spent one night in Tacoma. Pictured
above is The Narrows Bridge, one of the
longest suspension bridges in the world.
We made a quick visit to nearby Olympia.
Pictured above is the state capitol.
The weather continued to be poor on the day
we circled Mount Rainier. Even though the
weather kept us from seeing the mountain,
Mount Rainier National Park was still
beautiful anyway. Pictured above is my
father on the bridge above the waterfall.
After Mount Rainier it was into the great
state of Oregon. Pictured above is the
charming town of Astoria, Oregon.
After spending the night in Astoria, we
drove down the coast of Oregon. The above
photo was taken from Cape Foulweather.
We spent the night in Roseburg, Oregon.
Crater Lake National Park was
next on our agenda.
Near the small town of Redmond, Oregon are two very
scenic parks. Above is Smith Rock State Park.
And the other is Peter Skene Ogden State Park.
We spent the night in Bend, Oregon.
We spent our last two nights in Portland,
Oregon. We spent a whole day exploring the
Columbia River Gorge. Pictured above is the
Vista House at Crown Point State Park.
The above picture looking out toward the
Columbia River was taken from a bridge in
the middle of 620-foot high Multnomah Falls.
We flew home from Portland, Oregon.
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You can see more of Vancouver B.C. on my 2007 trip.