Pacific Northwest, Anyone?

cover of Oregon & Washington: 50 Hikes with Kids by Wendy GortonAs summer fades, I find that part of me is still thinking about my summer vacation in the Pacific Northwest.  This summer, I discovered the Hood Canal and Kitsap Peninsula, a Jazz Festival folded into the remains of an historic fort on the tip of the Olympic Peninsula, and good ice cream.  If you haven’t visited that part of the world before, I highly recommend it!  Wendy Gorton’s Oregon & Washington: 50 Hikes with Kids will tempt you with color photographs, color coded pages, maps, trails, and suggestions for delicious food.  (I can personally recommend Coupeville’s Kapaw’s Iskreme, mentioned on page 213.)  Gorton’s personal experience with exploration is impressive, with stints in Australia as a National Geographic Fellow to study Tasmanian devils and as a GoNorth! researcher by dogsled in three Scandinavian countries .  If you are still not interested in the Pacific Northwest after reading this, no worries!  The Library has plenty of other travel books to keep you dreaming for next year.  Just stop by one of the service desks, or try the Library’s new online form for personalized book suggestions.  -eab