This past fall (2016) we drove north from the Bay Area, heading first to the Ashland Shakespeare Festival for a gluttonous four plays in two days, then on to Vancouver via the Kitsap Peninsula. I invite you now to come along with me and my camera on a journey through the Pacific Northwest, including visits to Gig Harbour, WA, Victoria, British Columbia (the most English part of Canada), Butchart Gardens, The Art Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Anthropology and a bit of downtown Vancouver. From here we turn south, bypassing Seattle and Portland to spend a few days roaming around the Columbia River Gorge (including Marysville, Timberline Lodge on Mount Hood, and the old Columbia River Highway constructed in the 1930s). Our road trip ends with a look at Lava Lands National Monument and the volcanic scenery in Central Oregon near Bend. In all, we logged some 3000 miles during a lovely two and half weeks. We encountered a bit of dampness as well as the clear blue Western skies and a foretaste of autumnal color. We also made acquaintance with the work of Bill Reid and Emily Carr, well known artists in Western Canada but new to us. Happy armchair travels!