Tag Archives: Washington

A Scottish Castle in Fort Worden

Alexander’s Castle is a fairy tale residence built of red brick with a crenelated tower. It was designed and built by John B. Alexander for love of a woman . . . though the woman in question never set foot across the threshold. Continue reading

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Spokane’s Flour Mill

The old Flour Mill sits on the north bank of the river in downtown Spokane, WA. Built in 1895, remnants of its working past are still visible everywhere. Inside its brick walls today is a maze of corridors, ramps, and stairways leading to an eclectic blend of shops and businesses that are tucked into every little nook and cranny. Continue reading

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Tolt Pipeline Trail

The Tolt Pipeline Trail near Woodinville, WA, is well-maintained and enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, dog-walkers, and equestrians alike. Continue reading

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Ghost Town Poetry Celebrates Anniversary

Ghost Town Poetry celebrated a special anniversary recently at Cover to Cover Books in Vancouver, WA. Continue reading

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To Those Who Serve

Perched at the top of a grassy hillock, surrounded by evergreens, is the bronze statue of a young American Soldier. The Inland Northwest Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated on November 10, 1985. It can be found in Spokane’s Riverfront Park. Continue reading

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The Real Rose Red Mansion – Thornewood Castle

Much of Stephen King’s Rose Red mini-series was filmed onsite at Thornewood Castle in Lakewood, WA. Continue reading

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Long Beach Boardwalk II

The 1/2 mile Long Beach Boardwalk snakes across the top of the dunes, running parallel to the ocean. On both sides, beachgrass undulates in the offshore breezes like the green-gold waves of an inland sea. Acres and acres of beachgrass. Continue reading

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Long Beach Boardwalk

The 1/2 mile Long Beach Boardwalk snakes across the top of the dunes, running parallel to the ocean. On both sides, beachgrass undulates in the offshore breezes like the green-gold waves of an inland sea. Acres and acres of beachgrass. Continue reading

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Graveyard of the Pacific

The waters off the Northwest’s rugged coastline have long been known as the “Graveyard of the Pacific.” From Oregon’s Tillamook Bay to the entrance of the Juan de Fuca Strait, as many as 2000 ships and upwards of 1000 lives have been lost since the early 1800’s. Continue reading

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Trail of Two Forests II

The Trail of Two Forests near Mount St Helens is a fascinating look at a 2000-year-old lava flow. Continue reading

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