BEST AIRPORTS FOR A LAYOVER. WHERE DOES SEA-TAC RANK?
And then there are the airports I don’t mind having a layover. Now, don’t get me wrong. I prefer getting to my distanation as quickly (and safely) as possible. But, I don’t need the stress of trying to get off a plane to rush to the other side of the airport to catch that flight that leaves in 15 minutes while someone is struggling with getting their many gift bags out of the overhead binds.
PICKLEBALL: America’s Fastest Growing Sport Started in Washington State
Spring is just around the corner, which means people are going to be out and about a little more as the weather warms up. And if you’re walking the loop near Walla Walla Park in Wenatchee, and you're gonna hear what sounds like popcorn popping. That’s the sound of the fastest growing game in America.
WHAT MAKES A PERSON A ‘LOCAL’ IN THE WENATCHEE VALLEY?
There are people who will simply tell you, you live here, you’re local. You vote locally. Many say, when you feel comfortable living here, like a putting on a pair of your favorite bluejeans. Some say it’s when you finally get a driver’s license or new checks with your new local address.
THE WENATCHEE VALLEY: The Roundabout Capital of the World
Roundabouts seem to be the trend in many places that have seen some growth in neighborhood four-way intersections where traffic is building up. Roundabouts are designed to make intersections safer and more efficient for drivers, pedestrians, and cyclists. It’s supposed help with the flow of traffic. I know what you’re thinking right now. Stop laughing.
THE TINY TOWN: Coupeville, Washington
Coupeville is the second oldest town in Washington. By the way, Steilacoom is the oldest town in Washington, with a population over 6,000. Coupeville sits on Whidbey Island, tucked away in the Penn Cove.
UNIQUE VALENTINE’S DAY DATES IN WENATCHEE
By now most couples have either planned out where they’re going to spend their Valentine’s Day, or they’re currently checking availability at a fancy-like restaurant in town, in hopes that it’ll be another memorable evening. Or for the guys, at least some extra brownie points with their lady and not end up in the doghouse.
THE TINY (TOURIST) TOWN: Winthrop, Washington
Really small towns fascinate me. And the people who live in these small towns likewise interest me. Especially since I’m a big city beach boy from Torrance, California (a suburb of Los Angeles), with a population of 143,000+, within a population of 3.8 million+, where it’s non-stop city for over 160 miles with 172 IN-N-OUT restaurants. So when I stumble upon a tiny town with a population of 400 like Winthrop, Washington, I need to know the history and why are people living there.
ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREAT ’94 EARTHQUAKE
If you’ve lived anywhere up and down the west coaster some time, from Alaska to Mexico, You’ve experienced a few Earthquakes. I grew up in LA, so all my life I’ve ridden some good ones. One of the most memorial actually happened 29 years ago. January 17, 1994. It famously became the beginning of my, Disneyland Hotel Earthquake Curse.
WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME IN WENATCHEE
One of the things I noticed and loved when I moved to the Wenatchee Valley was that everywhere I went, people were talking to each other as if they were best buds.
YET ANOTHER MOVIE FILMED IN LEAVENWORTH IS COMING IN FEBRUARY
Leavenworth is a great place Hollywood has often visited. They’ve been bringing their cameras to our quaint little German theme town as far back as 1925 with the movie, The Ancient Highway.