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Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

In March, my sisters and I took a basket weaving class at The Refinery in Walla Walla. At that time, I saw people using the pottery wheel, and in my Around the Valley article about our basket-weaving...

 

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

WALLA WALLA - The Kirkman House on North Colville Street in Walla Walla was built between 1879 and 1889. William and Isabelle Kirkman moved into the house with their four surviving children, William H...

 

"Speeders" stop in Waitsburg on Wine to River tour

WAITSBURG - Twenty-one "speeders," also known as motor cars, traveled through Waitsburg by rail on Thursday, September 14. The group was on a "Wine to Rivers" excursion hosted by the Pacific Railcar O...

 

Thunder on the Snake

LEWISTON, IDAHO-During Labor Day weekend, the roar of jet boats screaming down the Snake River at Hells Gate State Park sounded like low-flying airliners over your head. The Thunder on the Snake Jet...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    August 17, 2023

Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

Leavenworth Adventure Park Leavenworth is famous for its Bavarian-style village. Strolling along Front Street, with its restaurants and shops, is a day well spent for visitors; we have been there...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    August 3, 2023

Beamers Hells Canyon Tours

Captain Jim Koch has been navigating the ripples and rapids on the snake river through Hells Canyon on his jet boat for the last 30 years. His wife Jill accompanies him as he takes passengers on an...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    June 8, 2023

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

Allen and I and my sister and brother-in-law, Joanie and Scott, spent an enjoyable afternoon at the Airfield Estates Winery. Memorial weekend was our first venture to the Wine Country RV Park in...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    June 1, 2023

Utah Road Trip 

The road trip to see the Utah National Parks was planned to arrive in Moab, Utah, on Saturday afternoon.  A SERVICE BRAKE SYSTEM light beeped on the Tahoe on the way to Moab.  The speedometer was...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    May 11, 2023

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe Road Trip | Part 1

I recently went on a road trip with three of my sisters.  The plan was to see the five National Parks in Utah.  Our trip was well organized on a google spreadsheet.  The spreadsheet listed...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    March 23, 2023

Basket Weaving at The Refinery

WALLA WALLA-The Refinery in Walla Walla offers numerous classes for the general public and memberships to access studio tools and equipment. Class options range from working with clay, wall...

 

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

I have been to the Walla Walla Pottery Studio several times with my sisters to paint items such as a spoon holder, a butter dish, and holiday plates. Learning different techniques has been fun, and...

 
 By Karen Huwe    Specials    January 5, 2023

Clover Island

KENNEWICK-Clover Island in Kennewick is known for more than its restaurants and marina. The 16-acre island owned by the Port of Kennewick includes a quarter-mile walking path to enjoy river views,...

 

Pioneer Park during the holidays

WALLA WALLA-Pioneer Park in Walla Walla is a place to spend an enjoyable afternoon no matter the season. One of my favorite places in the park is the aviary, where there are various birds, ducks, peac...

 

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

WALLA WALLA-Murder at the Kirkman House is an evening of mystery, based on the board game Clue. It is a seasonal event played after dark, where participants search the museum rooms for clues using...

 

Winter Ride

It was a cold and windy November afternoon when we joined my sister and brother-in-law for a birthday ride up Eckler mountain. In the past, we have ridden our ATV quads for a friend's birthday ride,...

 

Museum at Tamastslikt Cultural Institute

PENDLETON­-The Tamastslikt Cultural Institute, located on the Umatilla Indian Reservation, is near the Wildhorse Resort. It is dedicated to the culture of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla tribes...

 

Fort Walla Walla Museum 

WALLA WALLA-The first fort was established in 1856 and was home to dragoon, infantry, artillery, and cavalry units until 1910. The museum occupies 15 acres and opened in 1968.  The entrance building...

 

Boardman, Oregon

Despite the heavy rain Friday night, we enjoyed a nice weekend at Boardman RV Park and Marina in Boardman, Oregon.  Saturday was cloudy with just a little rain late afternoon, but at least we did...

 

Goldendale, Washington

Three of my sisters and I recently traveled to Goldendale, near the Columbia Gorge, to learn about the sun and solar system, see the Stonehenge Memorial and walk the grounds at the Maryhill Museum of...

 

Around the Valley: With Karen Huwe

Taking a cemetery tour might not be on everyone's bucket list, yet it is a place with tons of historical information. Joanna Lanning led about 50 people on a tour of the Mountain View Cemetery in...

 

Around the Valley: with Karen Huwe

The fall season is a great time to take a day trip to ride the Eagle Cap Excursion Train. The train leaves Elgin, Oregon, and travels along the Grande Ronde and Wallowa Rivers on a section of the...

 

Hells Gate State Park

Hells Gate State Park, located in Lewiston, Idaho, was once the site of a Nez Perce village. Today, one can enjoy an abundance of activities. Located along the Snake River, park visitors appreciate...

 

Kayaking the Snake

There is still time to enjoy great weather conditions to kayak this September on the Snake River. It might be a little hazy and smoky at times, but with no wind, kayaking downriver is a pleasant way...

 

Birding At Bennington Lake

Taking a little over two-mile stroll around Bennington Lake in Walla Walla is a relaxing way to spend a Tuesday morning. Spotting different birds with the changing of the seasons and walking with...

 

Nature Kids at Rooks Park

The Blue Mountain Land Trust held its final Nature Kids summer event on Saturday, August 21. Kids and their families were invited to the free event at Rooks Park in Walla Walla to learn about stream...

 

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