Washington

A Family-Friendly Game with a Ridiculous Illicit Past Comes to Olympia, Wa.

Mafia, Car Bombings in Seattle, Corrupt New York Politicians and the Innocent Game Caught in the Middle. According to the Seattle Times, the game once lead to a string of car bombings, dead bodies, and a corruption sting that led to indictments against the Seattle Council President, A King County Sherriff, and government officials from top …

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Western Washington Day Hike and Camping Near Porter Creek Falls

Earlier this spring, my son won a book from the Wet Science Center. He entered a photo of a massive earthworm that he found in our driveway and received the book Urban Trails Olympia by Craig Romano. Romano’s book details more than 155 miles of trails in the Olympia and surrounding areas. He provides GPS coordinates …

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Tacoma Night Market: I Think I’m Having an Art Attack

Sometimes you find yourself having an experience that needs to be told in the second person because your first person is waiting in line for macarons from Girl Loves Cake’s table.  It’s a true Tacoma Night Market story, and you can see it unfolding, again and again, every third Saturday of the month at Alma Mater Tacoma on Fawcett Avenue. Edison …

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Finding Picasso, Elvis’s Dressing Room, and Monkeyshines in Tacoma, Wa.

Tacoma has moxie. It’s the scrappy little brother to Seattle. Tacoma is responsible for a great many things that Seattle somehow managed to claim as its own. Nirvana’s first show as Nirvana happened in Tacoma. Tacoma also dominates the Glass Art Scene and has produced some of the finest glassblowers in the world. Tacoma’s large enough …

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Visit the Lemay – America’s Car Museum in Tacoma, Washington

“I got a sixty-nine Chevy with a 396, fuelie heads and a Hurst on the floor, she’s waiting tonight down in the parking lot, Outside the Seven-Eleven store,” Bruce Springsteen, Racing in the street. It’s impressive how cars are intertwined in our lives. Our Favorite songs are about them. We decorate them to celebrate marriages. …

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Learn the past to Improve the Future at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” stated Philosopher George Santayana. You hear it from time to time being thrown around, but I prefer reversing it. Perhaps something like, “those who can remember the past are destined to improve the future.” It has a much more positive and inspiring feel to …

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Nearly 40-Years after the Eruption, Hiking at Mount St. Helens Will Blow You Away

A bit over 39 years ago, Mt. St. Helens erupted with an estimated 24-megatons of force. In an instant 1,300 feet of the mountain collapsed creating the largest landslide in recorded history. The result was the 5th tallest mountain in Washington State was reduced to the 52nd. The eruption caused 3.3 billion dollars in damage …

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I Found Some Sasquatch

At the City Park in North Bonneville, Washington, I spotted a family of five Big and Little Feet plus more little feet frolicking in the trees. You know that Bigfoot is another name for the elusive Sasquatch, right? There are actually more than 150 names for this mysterious hominid.

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