In this episode, we visit some interesting places along the 101 HWY of Washington State.
Beginning in the town of Westport, we see the Pacific Coast’s “Tallest Lighthouse,” built in the late 1800’s. A volunteer lighthouse keeper and his wife show us around the Gray’s Harbor Lighthouse, and explain the advances in Lighthouse technology over the last hundred years.
Next, we scoot on up to the town of Sequim, WA and see the “Olympic Game Farm.” CARnage ensues.
Finally, I stop off in one of the most 70’s-90’s Nostalgia capitals of the entire planet, Don Sucher’s “Star Wars Store” in Aberdeen. He tells me about the time that Princess Leia gave him a tattoo… Sure, why not?
In this episode, I travel to Bremerton, Washington… Home of the band MxPx. They have been a band for over 20 years! They are incredibly cool guys.
Lead singer Mike Herrera takes us on a tour of his “Monkey Trench Studios”, then I get some interesting historical tidbits about the band’s first release from some cool people. Finally, I fulfill a lifelong dream, and get to rehearse with the band as they prepare for tour.
Life’s a great ride, so enjoy it. While your at it, check out some of my other adventures… or better yet, go live some of your own!
One thing about the State of Washington that I’ve gotta give it.. It has a LOT of diversity. That’s why there will have to be more than one episode dedicated to the Evergreen State.
In this episode, we take you to the world-renowned “Skagit Valley Tulip Festival” near Mount Vernon, WA. It is a breathtaking spectacle that I recommend everyone see at least once in their lifetime.
After the pretty things are over, we get a brief education on “Exclaves” from a random Canadian hitchhiker that we picked up near a golf course. Then we visit a pleasant little boutique wine emporium called “The Liberty” located in Washington’s very-own exclave, Point Roberts, WA.
We wrap up this tidy little episode with a trip to the “Outback Kangaroo Farm” somewhere outside of Arlington, WA.
Enjoy your life, and keep exploring!
In this Episode, I visit the unique town of Winthrop, Washington… which was created to have an “Old Western, wood-plank sidewalk facade” in the early 1970’s (for what reason, no one really knows). I meet a guy at Glassworks Windsor with the coolest name in history: Garth Mudge. All of the sudden a giant navy plane buzzed over my head. I got super scared.
I also get some fake history lessons from a lady about some old mining equipment that were either “Built on Site OR brought here…” Is there a third option that I didn’t know about?
Your mission, find a small, weird little town within 100 miles of you and spend a few hours there talking to the locals.. it’ll do your soul some good.