Because we live in the fast-paced, high-rise, high-tech corridor of Washington’s Puget Sound area (3.5+ million people; more than half the state’s population) it is easy to forget there really are places where life’s focus isn’t the newest computer application or transit route.
Today, in honor of the Fourth of July, America’s Independence Day, I want to share some scenes from our journey:
Grain elevators in the background and the gazebo at
Rosalia, Washington. Population 627. Founded 1872.
The county courthouse and gazebo at
Enterprise, Oregon. Population 1,895.
Wallowa, Oregon. Population 869. Incorporated 1899.
A private home in Walla Walla, Washington. Population 31,731. Incorporated 1862.
Flag on Main Street in front of the town’s century-old, (still operating) meat store in Cle Elum, Washington. Population 1,872. Incorporated 1902.
To those of you celebrating the Fourth of July, where ever you may be, we send our wishes for a day filled with family, friends, and patriotism. Please join us tomorrow on Travel Photo Thursday when we’ll take you to Wallowa Lake and its historic Lodge.