In 1929 this land was a craggy, dry, desolate, rock-strewn bluff with a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains and the shimmering Columbia River valley. In 1929 Herman and his new bride, Ruth, loved to stand on the bluff and dream of flourishing alpine meadows, shimmering pools and shady evergreen pathways where the hot, relentless summer […]
Winthrop is located on the northern side of the Cascade Loop, a popular scenic drive in Washington. The town original started in 1868 with the discovery of gold and was incorporated in 1924. In 1972 when State Highway 20 was nearing completion over the North Cascades, it was agreed that the town would undertake a […]
The Rocky Reach Hydro Project is located in north central Washington state on the Columbia River, about seven miles upstream from the city of Wenatchee. A first-of-its-kind juvenile fish bypass system is recognized for its efforts to protect the environment to help young salmon and steelhead on their way to the ocean.
Levenworth is located on the southeast side of the Cascade Loop, a popular scenic drive in Washington. The town originally started in 1893 with the construction of the railroad and was incorporated in 1906 as a small timber community. In 1920’s the railroad relocated and greatly affected Leavenworth’s economy. 1962 Project LIFE was formed in […]
We headed out to Catalina Island to celebrate Chris’ birthday today. It was a beautiful day, perfect for sightseeing. Catalina island is a tourist destination made famous thanks to William Wrigley Jr., the chewing gum magnate, beginning in the 1920. Wrigley brought the Chicago Cubs, which he also owned, to the island for spring […]
Taliesin West was Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, studio, and school in Scottsdale Arizona from 1937 until his death in 1959. Frank Lloyd Wright felt strongly about connecting with the environment and in the desert it was long, low, sweeping lines, up tilting planes, and colors. The structure walls are made of local desert rocks, […]
Wayfarers Chapel, also know as “The Glass Church” located in Rancho Palos Verdes is a must see. The church was designed by Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright, in the late 1940s and built between 1949 and 1951. The design is unique and the location is incredible tucked into trees and overlooking the ocean.