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Washington State Mock Orange

Achoo! The mock orange bushes are in full bloom….and some folks are sneezing to prove it. Mock orange is a native plant (bush/shrub) to our Northwest. Walking along the shores of the Columbia River today the fragrance was wonderful. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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The Gorge

Across our beautiful State of Washington one of the milestones is The Gorge. The Columbia runs through massive rock formations, creating beauty similar to The Grand Canyon in Arizona. Well, not nearly as massive….but it triggers a reminder of how … Continue reading

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Mountain Meadow

One of the most inspiring get-aways from the Inland Northwest is the Olympic mountain range on the west side of our state. The weekend weather was sunny and warm. Wildflowers created a beautiful carpet of color lining the road. The warning is this: drivers watch … Continue reading

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Thorp, WA

It’s a mandatory stop! Coming back to the east side of Washington requires a stop at Thorp. Fruits, vegetables, specialty foods and especially antiques–it’s a shopping experience that tops off any jaunt across our state.

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Seattle Skyline

There is nothing quite like looking at a big city skyline. This is Seattle taken from the Bremerton Ferry. It was a beautiful day. The birds followed, squawking loudly. Standing on the open deck was refreshing until there was a … Continue reading

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Busy day in Leavenworth!

Tourist traffic was encouraging for all the shop owners today! The music was cheerful, the sun hot and Cold Stone ice cream delicious!

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Leavenworth, WA

Looking for something special on your across state travels? The Bavarian-like village of Leavenworth is nestled near the Cascades and a wonderful experience for tourists. Originally a logging community, the townspeople saw the opportunity to keep their town alive by attracting tourists … Continue reading

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Douglas, WA

Picture perfect! The scene would be complete with a charming bride and groom waving to friends from the doorway. This church is in Douglas, WA. and can be seen from the main street of town.

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It’s THE dam!

Grand Coulee Dam. What a sight! The day was hot…..and the dam was dry! The visitor center is brimming with facts and figures. It’s a “must see” for young and old alike.

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