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The city of brotherly love

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Hey Sparkies,
I'm still conferencing in my previous work habitat, Philadelphia. Learn, learn, learn.
It's a big ego booster, something I sorely needed. I was surprised to hear how I've missed in this international health care community. I've been rubbing shoulders with old friends, new acquaintances and having a general good time.
A young lady sat at my outdoor table at lunch, we struck up a conversation and found out we had friends in common. She had never been to Philly and was game for a quick tour. I took her to see Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell and City Hall. I was happy to show her my adopted city, managed 12,000+ steps on my pedometer and was only gone for 1 out of the 2 hour lunch break!

As my friend ONEKIDSMOM is known to say,
Life is good, Spark on!

  
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ROXYZMOM 10/25/2014 10:54PM

    I love the National Constitution Center - so inspiring!!
Enjoy!!

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ELRIDDICK 10/25/2014 10:32PM

  Thanks for sharing

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Hurricane Ridge

Monday, October 20, 2014

Hurricane Ridge held some wonderful sights which simply do not translate in pictures.
Glaciers, vistas of the Juan de Fuca Strait and trees are hard to photograph.
Mt Rainer in the background

The glaciers have names. I'm clueless without a map.



My SIL below. Waiting for me, the mountain goat.

The clouds roll in



Family photo

  
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SUSANNAH31 10/23/2014 5:53PM

    Just looked at all the photo blogs - and am in awe of the natural beauty.
What an amazing trip!

And to be able to hike in this area - fantastic!

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WATERMELLEN 10/20/2014 7:36PM

    Glorious!! How lucky are you: and you look GREAT!!

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ALICIA363 10/20/2014 6:24PM

    I am elevated just looking at these ...
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FIFIFRIZZLE 10/20/2014 3:45PM

    So intrepid, goat.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 10/20/2014 11:05AM

    That is beautiful!! I'm envious of your trek. This would appeal to me. Of course my fear of heights would have to be dealt with first.

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ROXYZMOM 10/20/2014 8:30AM

    Thank you for sharing such beautiful pictures!
Stunning!!

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DOGLADY13 10/20/2014 7:14AM

    Wow! Looks like a great trip. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/20/2014 6:46AM

    I have flipped my way through ALL of the photo-blogs and my heart is soaring for you having had this trip. Glad you got out into a position to TAKE the photos. What a great trip!

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Lake Crescent and Sol Duc Falls

Monday, October 20, 2014

We visited multiple sites on the North side of the Peninsula.
On the way to Sol Duc Falls

Salmon run cascade

Coho salmon waiting for the rain to fill the stream

The falls don't photograph well and must be thunderous in the rain!

The boys check out the shelter

Lake Crescent






  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/20/2014 12:51PM

    How gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. HUGS

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ROXYZMOM 10/20/2014 8:52AM

    So pretty! You must feel so rejuvenated after such a beautiful trip!

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ALICIA363 10/20/2014 5:51AM

    Thank you for the vicarious mini vacation!

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Ruby Beach

Monday, October 20, 2014

Perfect.
Low tide, sunset, no fog and cold.
Tide pool finds



What I waited for



SIL and BIL

DH gets cold. See the small spot of blue on the log? The trees that wash up are huge!

Always tough having the photographer get in the pictures






  
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ROXYZMOM 10/20/2014 8:53AM

    Stunning!

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ALICIA363 10/20/2014 5:45AM

    Gorgeous!

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ROX525 10/20/2014 5:33AM

    Beautiful....Would love to be there!

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LYNMEINDERS 10/20/2014 5:33AM

    Wow...awesome Pics...

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Hoh Rainforest

Monday, October 20, 2014

Quiet.
For a suburbanite like me this was heaven. Peaceful, lush and fresh.
The largest Sitka spruce in the forest. 250 feet tall and I don't know how big in circumference.
It was THAT big



Old forest



Banana slug, about 5 inches long.



Pause by the Hoh.

Roosevelt elk


  
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BARBARAJ73 10/20/2014 11:11AM

    Gorgeous photos. What a wonderful place to vacation. The pic of the banana slug made me emoticon ... I clearly remember seeing my first! Ewwwwwww...

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ROXYZMOM 10/20/2014 8:56AM

    Wow! Gorgeous!

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ALICIA363 10/20/2014 5:47AM

    These are wonderful! I get a sense of recharging and refreshing just looking at them. emoticon

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