Tourists in our own state

May 24, 2011 § 8 Comments

Wild Horse Wind Farm

We decided to take a long weekend and become tourists in our own state.  It’s not very often that we get to travel off the beaten path. This is one view of the Wild Horse Wind & Solar Facility near Vantage, WA.  They are amazingly huge!  Over the last few years we have watched more and more of these wind turbines being built along  the ridges in Central Washington.

Spokane Falls

The Spokane Falls are so full of water right now.  The people on the bridge were getting wet from the spray shooting up off the falls.

T@b camper trailer

We also saw one of these T@b camper trailers and I was dying to take it home with us. They are SO stinkin’ cute!  But not this time.  Maybe some day.  They are no longer being made but there are still used ones for sale around the country.

The Buggy Barn quilt shop

Even though the famous Buggy Barn quilt shop is not very far off the freeway, we have never stopped before.  They really pack in the fabric and inspiration in such a small shop.  And I love that it is just outside of town on a country farm.  The building is an old carriage house.

Stash Enhancement

Between The Buggy Barn in Reardan, WA and Stash in Walla Walla, WA I couldn’t help but enhance the stash a wee bit.  Don’t you just love to say Walla Walla Washington??  We need to go back again when it is warmer. We were told that is is an awesome place to bicycle around the country.

We also stopped at the Ginkgo Petrified Forest, Grand Coulee Dam and saw family along the way. You can see a few more photos over in my Flickr set.

Happy Monday, oops… Tuesday.  But it feels like a Monday.

§ 8 Responses to Tourists in our own state

  • Susan says:

    sounds like the perfect weekend. washington certainly is a pretty state. i have been dying to get a wee trailer for years but have never seen a t@b. cute

  • Kimberly Owens says:

    Grand Coulee is my hometown! Did you get to catch the laser light show?

  • Trisha says:

    How fun! We need to explore our state more too. When we lived in Utah we didn’t take advantage of exploring while we were there as much as I wish we would have. Don’t want to make that mistake again!

  • Kimberlee says:

    Vantage is a wonderful scenic place. Did you far enough on I-90 to see the horse sculpture?
    ~Kimberlee

  • pratima says:

    The views and the windmills are breathtaking. Glad you had a wonderful weekend. Lovely stack of fabrics🙂

  • Jeannie says:

    Hey, you were in my neck of the woods! Did you know there are tshirts with Walla Walla written like the script on Coke cans? I love mine! Walla Walla has an Italian festival in Sept. (I think). Fantastic foods, music, fun, and it has cooled down from the too hot to think temps of July and August. You did a heck of a lot of driving!:)

  • DebbyMcC says:

    That Falls photo is spectacular… I love going for “rides” in local areas…like the old-fashioned Sunday drives people used to take back in the old days…Sounds like a fun weekend!

  • Lynn says:

    More of us need to play tourist like you did. You forget how cool an area you live in and why ppl spend money to come and visit. and what trip would be complete w/o a visit to the lqs’s?!?! Nice enhancement!

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