Peninsulas

QuilceneI live on a peninsula now. My wife comments that she prayed to God to send her/us to a place with trees and water. Prayer answered.

On my drive home, I have a few choices, but my favorite is to take two left turns out of the church parking lot. Tall trees on either side of the road, water ahead. Across the water, I can see trees on the shoreline, then hills green with more trees. The Olympic Mountains behind these.

My wife and I took a drive on the scenic eastern portion of US 101 last week. There’s a 122-mile loop around the Hood Canal that includes a lot of 101. We hopped from one peninsula to another, then back again.

I’ve lived in a lot of places in my life, but nothing remotely like this part of Washington.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Peninsulas

  1. Jim McCrea says:

    Yes, Toto, you are not in Central Iowa anymore!

  2. Jen says:

    I think you’ll really love it out there. The winters, especially, are a more mild than the average midwestern winter. (Although the damp cold feels colder.) Summers tend to be warm and sunny, although I couldn’t ever get used to the 15 hours of daylight around June. I’m fine with the dark winters, oddly enough.

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