KPRK in Livingston

Not quite as catchy as WKRP in Cincinnati but what a cool looking Art Moderne style building KPRK Radio (1340 AM) operated out of in Livingston, Montana from 1947 until very recently! Sadly it appears to be more or less abandoned now, as they have moved to new digs but at least the futuristic looking building is…

Seattle Day & Night

My favourite place to view Seattle is from Kerry Park. With the sun slowly setting on a good summers day like this recent one, you can get a spectacular view across the city, the Space Needle, Elliot Bay and the mighty Mount Ranier off in the distance.

Alki Point Lighthouse

I recently wandered by the U.S. Coast Guard operated Alki Point Lighthouse in West Seattle and noticed they were running tours.  I joined one for a great little tour run by members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The original light station was established here  in 1887. Back then it was literally just a small lamp…

Deception Pass Bridge

After decades of lobbying from locals, a steel bridge was finally constructed in one year between August 1934 and July 1935, to join Whidbey Island to Fidalgo Island which was already connected to the mainland of Washington. The construction of the bridge was ambitious during the Great Depression but for the cost of $420,000, what became the Deception Pass…

Admiralty Head Lighthouse

Located within Fort Casey Historical State Park in the Coupeville area of Whidbey Island in Washington state, Admiralty Head Lighthouse was first constructed in 1890, then rebuilt in 1903. The brick lighthouse only had a short career being deactivated in 1922 and later used as a building for the training of working dogs by the army….

Seattle from West Seattle

Here comes the sun! Seattle, Washington in all it’s glory on a sunny Spring day today, as viewed from the West Seattle waterfront.

A Summer’s Journey to the Alaskan Arctic Circle

So what exactly is at the edge of the Arctic Circle in Alaska? Not much really, apart from nice views. The road journey to get there on the other hand is an adventure in itself and the experience of saying you have been there is just one of those things some of us have to do! On my…

Georgia On My Mind – Road Trip Part III: Athens to Andersonville

My road trip around the state of Georgia continues… From Stone Mountain just east of Atlanta my next stop was the busy little city of Athens the home of the University of Georgia (chartered 1785). I walked about the historic part of the massive campus and explored the downtown area. This seems like a fun…

Remember the Alamo!

The Alamo (a former Franciscan mission first constructed in 1718) is located in San Antonio, Texas and became famous during the Battle of the Alamo (February 23rd to March 6th, 1836). This battle was a significant but doomed event in the Texas Revolution (October 2nd, 1835 to the final battle on April 21st, 1836) led by Texan colonists…

Track Tour of the Daytona International Speedway

Last weekend I attended the 56th NASCAR Daytona 500, my first ever NASCAR race. This weekend I decided to return to the track and do a tour of the Daytona International Speedway and get a view from the other side of the race. First off you head out on a tram and go around the outside of…