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.
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.
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.
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.
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.