Washington

    Troll Haven, Washington

    2/14/18 •

    …Locals told us to see little-known Troll Haven, an attraction outside Sequim on northwestern Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. We’re glad we took their advice–what a place! As we drove through rural countryside, unsure if we were going the right way, we were encouraged when we passed fanciful carved fence posts shaped like trolls. And when we…

    Pendleton Woolen Mills in Washougal, Washington: Turning Sheep's Wool Turn Into Fabric (1)

    10/31/15 •

    …Until we toured the Pendleton Woolen Mills in Washougal, Washington, we had no idea how much goes into turning sheep’s wool into fabric. The fascinating tours begin and end at the company’s outlet store, which offers a large selection of Pendleton clothing, blankets and fabric. A knowledgeable and friendly guide, Jeanette, patiently answered lots of…

    George Kenny School of Chainsaw Carving in Snoqualmie, Washington (1)

    6/27/17 •

    …Like many towns in Washington, Snoqualmie started as a logging center, a heritage that’s kept alive in the George Kenny School of Chainsaw Carving downtown. A self-taught champion carver, George runs one of the few such schools in North America, and exhibits his and his student’s creations in his gallery and gift shop. Even if…

    Boehms Candy Kitchen in Issaquah, Washington: Chocolate Shop and Museum In One

    2/19/15 •

    …We have a suggestion if you visit our hometown of Issaquah, Washington. Take your sweet time and visit Boehms Candy Kitchen, a chocolate shop and art museum rolled into one. Above the store is the Edelweiss Chalet, a residence that founder Julius Boehms built in 1956 to house his astonishing collection of art objects and…

    Cape Flattery, Washington: The Northwesternmost Point in the Continental US

    5/18/17 •

    …My husband and I recently took a long-awaited trip in our motor home to the Northwest, where we saw amazing places like Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. But one of the highlights of the entire trip was a little-known spot in Washington: Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point in the continental United States. The manager of…

    Snoqualmie Falls, Washington: Taller Than Niagara Falls

    12/13/17 •

    …This thundering cascade in central Washington is taller than Niagara Falls. Every time we see Snoqualmie Falls, we’re amazed by its beauty and power. The waters plunge dramatically from a height of 268 feet, almost 100 feet taller than Niagara Falls, and the mist from the gorge below often rises all the way to the…