I went to Bonny Lake’s midsummer Renaissance faire today and had a good time. The theme today was pirates. They were skits, songs, and merriment.
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 »
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 »
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 »
The park was named after James W. Marshall who discovered gold in January 24, 1848 in Coloma, CA. This discovery started the great gold rush in California and resulted in its admission into the union as the 31st state. Soon after gold was discovered, experienced miners from Chile came to California. They introduced the Chilean…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 woke up this morning to the smell of a fire. The sun was bright red and the air smoky. Ashes covered my deck. As I looked around, ashes were falling from the sky. I turned on the news and found out 410 hwy. was closed because of firefighters containing a fire at Crystal Mountain…Read more »