On Whidbey Island the Blue Fox Drive-In Theater can still draw a crowd, even on a chilly, rainy night. Shows start at dusk. Admission: $6.50 Cash, $7 Card.
A spring rite unfazed: Great blue herons are nesting again at the Ballard locks
It’s nesting season for the great blue herons at the locks in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, a ritual that is carrying on uninterrupted during the Covid-19 pandemic. March is a good time to see the gangly birds prepping for the arrival of their spring hatchlings. The …
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Why is Elvis Crying?
I walk by this mural near Pioneer Square every day. And I always wonder, why is Elvis crying? 1. Maybe he was bitten by bed bugs at Heartbreak Hotel? 2. Guilt over being the King of cultural appropriation? 3. He just discovered how much Col. …
The best way to spend a snow day in Iowa is in a cavernous skating rink in a cornfield
Jewel Skate Country has been around for more than 30 years. Big speakers were blasting out Camila Cabello's "Havanna" and there is a new lighting system, but the rink fells like you are stepping back into the 1980s.
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In Portland you can ride a modern streetcar to a museum celebrating ancient steam engines
Portland is a train town. From its history as a 19th Century railroad outpost up to the present with its light rail and streetcars, steel wheels on tracks seem to have forever resonated in the The City of Roses. One place where old meets new …
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