Friday, September 20, 2013

Trip through Washington Wine Country

Palouse Falls

Teapot Dome Filling Station in , Washington
Grain Elevator
On the way back from Yellowstone we followed the Lewis and Clark route to a fair degree along the Clearwater and then the Snake River.  We made a side trip to Palouse Falls in Eastern Washington.  Very impressive and in the middle of nowhere, it was formed by the cataclysmic breakage of ice dams associated with glaciers.

The Teapot Dome Filling Station was built in Zillah, Washington after the Teapot Dome Scandal in Wyoming during Warren Harding's administration.  Zillah is now a part of the wine trail in Southeastern Washington.

Finally, a grain elevator, somewhere along the way in black and white to be a bit more artsy.  There were a lot of photogenic barns and grain elevators.  I was struck by the grain elevators being larger and closer together than they are in Alberta where I was so taken by the old wooden ones.  Apparently they reap larger crops.

One of these days I'll have to write about the wine country itself....

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