Links related to Washington presented in somewhat random fashion:
Steptoe Butte State Park
Nickname: The Evergreen State
Tulalip Resort Casino
Elsewhere on the Web
The Evergreen State College
The country’s bad mood may doom state heritage-tourism plan
Washington Trust for Historic Preservation
Olympic Rain Shadow
Mount Saint Helens
Summers tend to be fair and warm, with high temperatures between 65 and 75 degrees F. July, August and September are the driest months, with heavier precipitation during the rest of the year. While winters are mild at lower elevation, snowfall can be heavy in the mountains. It is common for different weather conditions to exist within the park at the same time. At any time of year, visitors should come prepared for a variety of conditions.
The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has adopted the name Salish Sea for the inland waters that stretch from Olympia north to Canada’s Desolation Sound. The name was proposed to describe the region’s far-reaching ecosystem, which until now has not had an official name but includes Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Strait of Georgia – all well known marine waterways in the Pacific Northwest.
Spokane has the largest number of city parks per capita of any city in the entire United States.
Carousel is the Americanized spelling, but the official website for the Looff uses the original French carrousel. There is even a 3D SketchUp model of the Looff now for Google Earth fans
Tacoma Art Museum connects people and builds community through art. The museum serves the diverse communities of the region through its collection, exhibitions, and learning programs, emphasizing art and artists from the Northwest. The museum’s five galleries display an array of major national shows, the best of Northwest art, creatively themed exhibitions, and historical retrospectives. In addition, there is an Education Wing for children, adults, and seniors with an art resource center, classroom, and studio for art making. Tacoma Art Museum is located in Tacoma’s Museum District, near the Museum of Glass, the Washington State History Museum and historic Union Station.
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
Some say the 110,000-acre monument should be a national park.
Washington Lodging Association