Tag Archives: Washington

Book Review: Atomic Farmgirl

Atomic Farmgirl Hein, Teri Fulcrum Publishing, Golden, CO, 2000 This was a bargain shelf find at Hastings in Waco and an excellent one at that.  The basic story is a memoir of a girlhood spent growing up on a farm … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 7: The Northern California Coast

It was well into the afternoon by the time I was waved through the shack of an agricultural entry station as my “welcome to California experience.” In today’s world, I rank it up there with Oregon’s professional gas pumpers as … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 6: Down the Oregon Coast

Following lunch in Seattle I was very tempted to take the ferry to Bremerton and stop off in Olympic National Park for the night. As tempting as it was, I decided that since I had already extensively explored the Washington … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 5: Crater Lake to Seattle with stops

After leaving Crater Lake on highway 138, I turned east to pick up US-97 for a few miles before striking off to the northwest along highway 58. Much of this way was relatively mundane driving on straight roads through featureless … Continue reading

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Random Food of the Day

A Hood canal oyster (Midnight Bay)

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Inside the apple factory

A couple of yeas ago I found myself with a free day in Seattle during the apple harvest. Having always heard about the vast orchards in the Columbia Valley which seem to supply grocery stores across the country with an … Continue reading

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