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 »
I was visiting my nephew and came across this dinosaur near McDonald’s. McDino anyone?
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 »
Downtown Coal Harbor was once a shipyard for the industrial center and was also close to the railway terminus. Now it’s a haven for watching float planes take off and for watching boats pass by. There are numerous waterfront pubs and small stores along the seawall. Stroll along Water Street and you’ll enter Gas Town.…Read more »
How does the sky light up like this? Earth has magnetic field lines, similar to a bar magnet, that emanates from the north and the south poles creating a layer called magnetosphere. This magnetic field shields the planet from most of the solar wind that sweeps past it. This field is strongest and thickest at…Read more »
Anchorage is surrounded by the sea and Cook’s Inlet as well as the mountains. I consider it a springboard to other destinations of Alaska. You can take a boat, ship, plane, bus, or ride the train from it. There are many museums, including inside the Federal Building. Near West First Street is a monument of…Read more »