July 16-18, 1973

July 16, 1973, 28 boarded the Trailway bus for the start of the best bus trip yet. The weather was beautiful for the entire trip, a little warm at times but no one complained about that. We stopped at a lovely rest stop north of Chehalis for lunch and a nice view of Mt. Rainier, then on for a scenic trip up the Hood Canal, turning west for the drive along the Straits of Juan de Fuca to Port Angeles. The crowd was on its own in Victoria, but we did have enough to charter a bus to Burchart Gardens and then back to the Executive House to check out and spend the afternoon at our own pleasure, shopping, sightseeing, a visit to the beautiful new museum, touring and lunching at the Empress Hotel and finally boarding the ferry Coho for the crossing back to Port Angeles for the night. Wed. a.m. the bus took us to Hurricane Ridge for a wonderful view of the Olympic Mts. Here we visited with Nancy Scherer who is working at the Lodge at Hurricane Ridge. After about an hour there we drive to Lake Crescent Lodge for lunch and a view of the lake, going from there to the Rain Forest. Lake Quinalt was our next stop where we spent the night and a restful period before boarding the bus for home. During the trip Bob Krebs furnished commentary along the way acquainting us with a short history of the country as we drove along. He read a short sketch of the history of Port Angeles, telling us that Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in 1862, signed documents making Port Angeles the Second National City of the United States of America. There is quite a story connected with this, but would make this trip report too long. We arrived back in Eugene at 6 p. m., tired, but with many happy memories. Our thanks to Bob Krebs and Ray Cavagnaro, our two genial hosts who added so much to the pleasure of the trip. And enjoying the trip were:

Alice Bissel, Mary Broderick. Dutchess Cox, Reva Dildine, Geraldine Fehly, Alice Forrester, Ina Foss, Mae Hishon, Lorena Hunstock, Elizabeth Jungers, Alelia Linscott, Mabel Masterson, Helen McKenna, Mary Nemirovich, Roger Ries, Frank & Sue Reimer Bertha Richardson, Arthur & Mrs. Ruhndorf Mary Sands, Margaret Silliman, Grace Smith, Mildred Stenson, Edna Temple, Evelyn Vanderwall, Thelma Watson and Ray Cavagnaro. Trip report by Gerry Fehly.

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