Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wild Horse Monument - Vantage, WA

Most of us who live in the Pacific Northwest have traveled across the state on I-90 and have admired the Wild Horses Monument that can be seen from the interstate about 2 miles east of Vantage.  I, like many people thought that it would be interesting to stop and hike up to get close-up look. 

The name of the sculpture is actually named "Grandfather Cuts Loose the Ponies"  and it was created by sculptor, David Govedare in 1989 as part of Washington's Statehood Centennial celebration.

 In 2011 I finally decided to stop and trek up to the top.  As you can see, the view is fantastic!

To read the full story and see more photos, visit Wild Horses Monument in Washington State.

Travelers in Washington State who like seeing interesting roadside attractions, learning about local legends and other oddities, may enjoy reading the book, Weird Washington.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Win a Trip Into Space and It's Seafair Week!

(Photo credit: Alan Mitchell)

This week is Seafair week in Seattle and the celebration this weekend will again feature a performance by the Blue Angels!  This stunning photo of the Blue Angels flying over the Space Needle was taken by my friend, Alan Mitchell who generously and kindly gave me his permission to use it.

Speaking of the Space Needle - In celebration of the Space Needle's upcoming 50th Birthday, someone will be sent on a flight into space!  For more information about the Space Needle and to enter the contest to be the lucky person to take a flight into space, click here to visit my page about the Space Needle on Squidoo. >