Issaquah is country town with intriguing shops and old time theatres. Many people hike the mountain trails or bike ride. I hadn’t been to their zoo in years and decided to visit it. I was impressed with the changes and more animals added for a small zoo. A local artist opened an art gallery on…Read more »
Pt. Defiance is a 760-acre park in Tacoma, WA that includes a zoo with two aquariums, beach access, jogging trails, and beautiful gardens. It began as a military reservation with Ft. Nisqually at one point. In 1888, President Grover Cleveland authorized the land to be used as a public park. The rose garden has an…Read more »
I visited the town of Black Diamond, WA. It’s an old coal mining town. It’s a great country-styled town with a bakery, smoked meat shop, a great antique shop, and a historical museum. A little bit of history for you: In the early 1880’s, the Black Diamond Coal CO. of CA was depleting its supplies…Read more »
My husband and daughter delight in decorating our yard each year for Halloween. This year, they also put costumes on our dogs.
I drove up to Leavenworth area for the Autumnfest. The Aspin trees were so beautiful in their gold colors. Even though there had been numerous forest fires this past summer, the undergrowth of the trees were striking in reds and yellows. I bought a box of Barlett pears that were perfect in sweetness and a…Read more »
For those of you that like a good time and love a renaissance faire, Bonney Lake, WA. is the place to go this time of year. Three themed weekends are scheduled. Today was fantasy day. It started out sunny, but a downpour of rain spoiled it for a while. The sun finally returned. You must…Read more »
I headed down Hwy 101 on the way to California. I stopped along the way to view the scenery. The wind was quite gusty in some areas, but not cold. The Devil’s Churn is a few feet from the town of Yachats. In this area are massive crevices in the basalt and the water funnels…Read more »
William Bourn, Jr. took over management of the mine to keep it from closing. He pushed several mine shafts past the 1,200 foot level and brought the mine into profit status. Mr. Bourn had a cottage made for his family and himself. He hired others to maintain his great gardens. Here are some pictures I…Read more »
I went to the Pt. Defiance zoo today and the polar bears gave a show for the humans.
Every city has their own artists and Auburn, WA is no exception. I walked around the downtown area and took these photos of some sculptures done by local artists.