This Beautiful Area Called the Puget Sound

I have an almost 16 year old son, who has his learner’s permit to drive. He wants to practice drive all the time, so this summer we have been going on adventures. He also loves photography and nature, so we’ve been getting out of the city, exploring places we’ve either never been or haven’t been to in a long time, and have created some photo journals of our excursions.

These adventures have reminded me why I love Seattle and the Puget Sound. Trees, flowers, water, mountains, sand, boats – we’ve got it all. This summer has been gorgeous with lots of sun and fantastic warm days. We’ve been to Mt. Rainier, Camano Island, and the Hood Canal, as well as all over Seattle.

So this blog post is a photo montage from our day trips. Enjoy the Pacific Northwest.

Juniper Beach on Camano Island

Camano Island, west side

Ferry on it’s way into Seattle

Seattle waterfront

Hood Canal, facing the Olympic Mountains

Mount Ranier, while on the ferry from Kingston to Edmonds

Puget Sound, with Olympic Mountains in the back

Sunset from Sunset Hill in Seattle

Myrtle Edwards Park on the Seattle waterfront

Mt. Rainier

The gondola at Crystal Mountain

Mount Ranier from an Ansel Adams perspective

Mt. Adams from Crystal Mountain Resort