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Odyessey to the Olympic Peninsula and Mount Ranier Washington State USA

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This is a sequel to my earlier wanderlust series on exploring America. Paradoxically this time I will be unravelling the tantalizing and surreal aura of Olympic Peninsula and Mount Rainier. In contrast to previous esplanade on shores of Lake Superior in upper Midwest Minnesota the setting will shift tangentially to Pacific North West. The elusive 42nd US State of Washington. Commonality being its juxta position with Canada. There are still a lot of people who confuse this name with nation’s capital -Washington DC (District of Columbia).


A state nestled in the extreme left corner of US map. The Pacific Ocean skirts the western fringes of the state.In the north Strait of Juan de Fuca providing ferry access to Canada. My son had prepared a comprehensive itinerary for the visit tying up all nitty- gritty to the minutest detail. It was a 3 hour flight to Tacoma International Airport Seattle from Phoenix. We were embarking on a jaunt depicting two extremities as far as vagaries of weather were concerned. Phoenix Arizona the city of the sun where sun blazes almost 300 days annually. In contrast US State of Washington was known by its motto Ever Green being the rainiest state of USA (160 inches annually).
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