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20 Highlights of the Olympic Peninsula

Posted on July 2, 2014 by Holly Hayes
{ph139008} I'm quite smitten with my home state of Oregon while my aunt has lived happily in Washington for several decades. So, for as long as I can remember, we've enjoyed a good-natured "my-state-is-obviously-better" rivalry. But I had to admit - when I called her from a kayak in the middle of a sparkling lake surrounded by forested mountains - that her state was giving mine a serious run for its money in the natural-beauty department...

Portland to Seattle, the Long Way

Posted on June 18, 2014 by Holly Hayes
Last Sunday I drove from my home in Portland to my aunt's house in West Seattle, where I'll be staying for a couple of days before continuing north to explore the Olympic Peninula. It's just over a three-hour drive between Portland and Seattle on Interstate 5, but I hate freeways. I'm much more of a back-roads kind of gal. Plus, the whole goal of this trip is to explore Washington and its history, so I might as well start as I mean to continue...

On the Road Again Soon

Posted on June 10, 2014 by Holly Hayes
Hello! Long time, no see. I am finally emerging, blinking in the sunlight, from a long winter hunched over the computer. I'm sorry I haven't posted to the blog for so long, but I needed to focus on developing the core of Go Historic for awhile. A whole lot still remains to be done, but it's summertime, and that means travel time! {ph138898|The new "Go Historic mobile," waiting patiently in my rainy driveway in Portland...