Mount Rainier as viewed from the entrance to the University of Washington campus
Central quad area, U of W
Amazon.com makes its home in Seattle, and is building this dramatic flagship building downtown.
Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island near Seattle is, in effect, a botanic garden
This Douglas fir must be close to 100 years old
The Reserve is used as a classroom by local schools
This totem pole represents the origins of the Eagle Clan
Then back by ferry to Seattle
Next day, ferry to Southworth, west of Seattle, to visit my long time rock climbing buddy. We went to have lunch in Port Orchard at the Home Made Cafe. It is in the bottom level of a former church. The proprietors live upstairs.
Les and Sandie at lunch with me in the Home Made Cafe. Les and Sandie are both teachers.
Friends for more than 50 years, Mel and Les discuss exciting Yosemite Valley rock climbs of the past, and make plans to do more in the Washington State North Cascades in the future.