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.
The kindness of the Kaua’i koi pond gardener
My son befriended the gardener who tends the koi ponds where we stayed near Poipu Beach on Kaua'i during our holiday visit. The gardener lopped off the top of a water jug and made him an aquarium stocked with guppies and aquatic plants.
The sacred petroglyphs of Ozette Beach
Beach hikers can find some of the surviving Makah petroglyphs etched in a cluster of boulders called the Wedding Rocks along the 3-mile Pacific Coast trek.
150 years after Lincoln saw the fall of Richmond
Washington, D.C., may have a massive neoclassical temple to Lincoln on the Potomac. But 110 miles south on the banks of the James, the Great Emancipator gets no such deification. In Richmond, god-like status is reserved for Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
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In Miami, a sun-baked mecca of American journalism is reduced to rubble
I couldn’t think of a more concrete (and rubble) symbol of today’s financially struggling newspaper industry. Even metro dailies that had the swagger of the Miami Herald can no longer afford waterfront addresses.
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