The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma is filled with exhibits that will teach and entertain for hours. There are two floors packed with permanent and temporary displays of both 'don't touch' and 'hands on' bits of the state's exciting past.
Easy to follow floor plans guide the way to each connecting section from the ancient past to the enriched present.
Could this be the very same Wilson's snipe that stopped by three years ago?
It has been here all weekend, probing for grubs in the moist dirt near Golden Ripples. Unfortunately a mole has been probing the nearby area again too, so traps have been rigged to meet that underground challenge. The snipe retreated to the protection of the underbrush up-stream.
Snoqualmie Falls always puts on a great show, and the drive there is relaxing on a sunny day. This view is from the upper observation area.
The Falls, as seen from the main observation platform, sends up a constant soaking spray.
The fall colors weren't too vivid this year, but the changing of the seasons is in full swing as seen from this view of the leaves by the entrance gate.
The brighter hues can be found in the trees chosen for landscaping.
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