Skagit Gardens July 2nd 2009 What a perfect day for a garden tour! The sun was warm, but not hot. The breeze was soft, but not chilly. It was a perfect day to explore five gardens in the Skagit Valley near LaConner.
Our first stop on Alki Tours was Sharon and Jerry Benson's Bed and Breakfast in Allen. Sharon said Jerry's uncle wanted to bulldoze the 1914 Scandinavian farmstead, but Jerry said, "Let's see what Sharon a ... read more
North America » United States » Washington » Skagit Valley Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
I have traveled to 48 cities on five continents and all of the United States. My foreign adventures were with the Department of State Citizen Ambassador Program. Since 1990, former communist countries have reorganized as democratic federations. Russia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and others invited American judges, lawyers, and court officials to teach them western law. We went into courtrooms, labor farms, and prisons. I saw China's leaders end human rights with the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Almost everyone yearns for liberty, freedom, and justice. I am glad I was there to help. Note: ... full info