From one breathtaking state to another - this next state too is full of beauty. It was the 33rd state to enter the union and it did so on Valentine's Day, 1859. Spanish and English sailors spotted the pacific coast of this state in the 1500's and 1600's. Lewis and Clark arrived in 1805 and a fur depot was established in 1811. This state's most valuable agricultural products are greenhouse and nursery products, such as daffodils, gladioli, irises, lilies, peonies and tulips for bulbs. Hay is second. And the state is first in the nation in lumber production. It also produces most of the country's grass seed. The natural beauty of the forests and lakes and mountains inspires awe and one lake in particular is deep and blue and attracts tourists from all over the world. The eighth largest city in this state has 74,907 people and five of those made a very memorable stay for us. We hiked in the mountains, waded in a lake, dug for gold and reconnected with our dear ones. We thank them so much for their exceptional hospitality and will treasure the seven days in their midst. The pictures show some of the fun.