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Blooming in Walla-Walla

Double W doesn’t need an introduction. For the 2nd time round, I was lucky to have the chance to return to this country life in Walla Walla. A month later, I found out the difference in the season was huge!

The last time I was here this town was filled with a blanket of thick snow. It was tough, at times, to see the trees or the roads. That’s why I was quite surprised to find out that I didn’t see not even an inch of snow (except the mountains) when I arrived.

It was very bright that I could hardly open my eyes and Rudy too.
We came up this road, parked the car on the side of the road and watched a nice sunset.

My visit this time round was at a much slower paced than last time. I had a bit more time and got the chance to roam the forest. I admit, I was scared for my life because I knew this area is infested with bears and cougars (that can go up to 150 lbs). I would like to say I am adventurous and I like to hike but, cautious.

You can’t tell from this photo but, that water was gushing and moving at 80mph.
Imagine walking through that log with that water under you.

I suggest when you go hiking here, at least go with a local or someone who knows their way around (someone who understands the nature of the area inside and out). You don’t want to end up missing or come across unwanted situations.

As an adventurous person, I am quite open to new things but, being in the forest took time to adjust. The trees were big and thick (similar to the trees in Yosemite) and in the back of my mind, I kept thinking about bears or cougars hiding somewhere behind these trees. Although, I never saw even 1 animal.

No sign of snow @ Umatilla National Forest.

We finally got out of the forest and climbed up on top of a hill. We saw this nice view which, I definitely enjoyed.

Walla-Walla offers a lot from wine tastings, top notch restaurants to hiking. There’s a lot you can do in this town. I enjoyed spending both times I came to visit and I truly feel lucky to be able to have experienced it but, all good things must come to an end.

Mount Rainier

I caught an early flight the next day. This is common for traveling in and out of Walla Walla since there’s no direct flights. However, I am not complaining because this was my first time traveling on first class and it was awesome. It was exactly what I needed as it helped me recuperate from the lack of sleep. Until next time….

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