Our plucky heroine has returned from summer vacation, and it was a whole lot of different sparkley iconic bits jumbled into a five day road trip... After spending the night at Emerald Keep, we headed west and north, stopping by FjordsEnd on the way out of town, and then out Route 3 towards the peninsula beyond... Just before downtown Shelton, a tourist photo opportunity appeared:
By the side of the road is a slice of really big log, welcoming you to town
The tree it was cut from was over six centuries old
There is the wheel from a truly huge band-saw
with an explanatory plaque...
and if you look through the gap in the trees,
at the bottom of the hill are stacks and stacks and stacks of much smaller logs.
Like the sign says: Keep Mason County green!
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(From there we continued northwest uphill and down and round about, all the way to Sequim, and a bunch more adventures over the weekend. It was a great getaway. Tune in tomorrow for a very few pictures about Junefaire...)