Exploring my new home state of Washington has led me to discovering lots of fun, unusual, and quirky things. Who knew the 42nd state was such a treasure trove of odd and wondrous wayside curiousities? The more I look--the more I find. Amazing! Woodcarvings of Bigfoot and an Eagle: The furthest part of the state … Continue reading The Roadside Attractions of Washington: Part 2
A Night in the Haunted Manresa Castle Hotel!
As we walked down the hallway on the top floor of the castle, we quietly scanned the room numbers on the doors as we passed by. I don't know what Erich was thinking, but I do know that he had been apprehensive, possibly nervous (scared?) about this little adventure. I was more gung-ho about the … Continue reading A Night in the Haunted Manresa Castle Hotel!
The Roadside Attractions of Washington: Part 1
As a recent resident of Washington, I've only just begun to explore this incredible state. However, I'm already discovering some amazing and fascinating (and quirky and strange and...) roadside attractions. Here are some of those first discoveries: Attractions on the Western Section of Highway 2: As it sprawls its was through the mountains, over Stevens … Continue reading The Roadside Attractions of Washington: Part 1
Return to Washington #9: A Big Hat, Giant Boots and a 1/3-Pound Men’s Room Sausage!
The morning after our Canadian adventure, we woke up in Coupeville -- but the house seemed empty without Ricki, Shookie and Vye. We met my mother for breakfast at the Knead & Feed in town (the building was used as Sandra Bullock's shop in "Practical Magic") and then later picked wild blackberries. The blackberries grow … Continue reading Return to Washington #9: A Big Hat, Giant Boots and a 1/3-Pound Men’s Room Sausage!
Return to Washington #5: Island Girls
Ricki, Shookie, Vye, Erich and I bade farewell to the glamorous (not) University Travelodge with its defunct blue taco truck and headed down the highway towards Mukilteo and the ferry that would take us to Whidbey Island. This was the first ferry crossing for Shookie, Vye and Ricki. And...truth be told, they didn't seem to … Continue reading Return to Washington #5: Island Girls