Beers of the Northern Rockies and the Northwest

Beers of the Northern Rockies and the Northwest

Read the stats and we’re a Budweiser nation. Travel around, and it seems like nobody drinks the stuff. Milwaukee and the rest of Wisconsin is a Miller strong-hold that spreads into the surrounding area. Same with Yuengling¬†and the Pennsylvania area and Coors and Colorado. Meanwhile, 

Grand Coulee Dam and a Damn Good Drive

Grand Coulee Dam and a Damn Good Drive

Well, we got so excited writing about Mt. Rainier that we skipped writing about the drive there. It was a great drive. We drove through amber waves of grain, Utah-like canyons, and it all started on a ferry. You can street-view it here: Grand Coulee 

Mt. Rainier: The Mountain with Sound Effects

Mt. Rainier: The Mountain with Sound Effects

The thing I love about Mount Rainier is how it reveals itself. It’s just not visible all the time even / especially when you’re right next to it. It hides. It’s shy or something. And then BAM! there it is. Other times it’s more like 

Caffeinated Mt. Rainier

Caffeinated Mt. Rainier

I kinda like it when the stereotypes are true. While camping in Mount Rainier National Park, I noticed our neighbors had two (2!!) coffee presses ready for brewing. Big ones too. They even had a little travel-sized one like I used to use too. Amazing.¬†So 

Peaceful Mt. Rainier

Peaceful Mt. Rainier

Peaceful…that’s a joke of course. There are signs everywhere warning you that Mt. Rainier is still an active volcano. It’s a little unsettling to bed down for the night or set out for a hike after reading signs that warn you of potential geothermal activity 

Wine tasting in Walla Walla, Washington

Wine tasting in Walla Walla, Washington

Try to say this without smiling: I am drinking wine from Walla Walla, Washington. It’s impossible; it’s just too much fun to wrap your mouth around the words. But first, I should warn you right away that we didn’t actually visit any tasting rooms on