On a mid-January day, Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park was a great landing spot for views of Lake Washington, the Olympic Mountains, fog on the water and the beginning of a sunset worthy of viewing. The Puget Sound area was entertained by colorful skies and fog that continues to show itself.
In nature, everything has a job. The job of the fog is to beautify further the existing beauties! – Mehmet Murat ildan
If you’re looking for a free day to explore Washington State Parks (no Discover Pass required). Where would you like to go?
Saturday, Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day Monday, Jan. 17 – Martin Luther King Day Wednesday, March 9 – Billy Frank Jr.’s birthday Saturday, March 19 – Washington State Parks’ birthday Friday, April 22 – Earth Day Saturday, June 11 – National Get Outdoors Day Sunday, June 12 – Free Fishing Weekend Sunday, June 19 – Juneteenth Saturday, Sept. 24 – National Public Lands Day Monday, Oct. 10 – World Mental Health Day Friday, Nov. 11 – Veterans Day Friday, Nov. 25 – Native American Heritage Day
It’s back! Join the Seattle Aquarium and trained naturalists at different points along the Cedar River and other local watersheds. Look for Pacific salmon as they make their way back to the area to spawn. Autumn and October make a great pairing with Chinook, Coho, Sockeye salmon. For more information, see https://www.seattleaquarium.org/salmon-journey
I love this idea. It’s the perfect gift for those that like experiencing the beauty, nature of the Pacific Northwest. The WA State Parks Gift Card can be purchased online and used for camping, cabins, The Discover Pass (see restrictions), and more. #pnw
As June comes to a close, here in the Pacific Northwest, we’ve had record high temperatures. Higher than Miami, Dallas and other cities ever recorded. This is unprecedented as it is often hard to get tan lines before July. An example is:
Portland, OR – 116 degrees
Seattle, WA – 108 degrees
Pasco, WA – 118 degrees…since 1961
Many households do not have air conditioning here. I imagine that will slowly increase going forward. A common sense expense I think. And many will think ahead. Businesses closed, nature/plants and infrastructure took a beating. Can anyone say climate change?
What did you do to stay cool? The #pnw states are opening up! Options included being on the road, shopping in an air-conditioned store, movie theater, took a dip in the pool, bbq, a refreshing beverage, and more. I found a hand mister to be very handy, refreshing.
What will the rest of the summer bring? May our natural beauty be spared. And may the energy of #pnw thrive as we celebrate a bit of normal.
Check Out Washington has been expanded to include most WA libraries. Borrow a Library Discover Pass for one week to explore the beauty of Washington State…the birds, the trees, the landscape, the Pacific Northwest.