Sunday, August 10, 2008
When you leave the Walla Walla Valley and drive for 45 minutes to an hour in a northwesterly direction, you reach what the locals call "Tri-Cities," which is really just a combination of Richland, Kennewick, and Pasco. They're all so close together it seems like one city, but it's really three. Hence, Tri-Cities. This is where Walla Walla Valley residents must go in order to do any decent shopping. There is a mall in Tri-Cities, as well as a real Italian restaurant (something the Walla Walla Valley still lacks, if any chef is looking to make it big), and plenty of things to spend an entire weekend doing. Probably even a week. But when all is said and done, it's lovely to return home. These windmills can be seen from various places throughout the Walla Walla Valley, but when you see them on your way back from Tri-Cities, you know you're almost home. There are hundreds (thousands?) of these lining the hills that form the western border of the valley, and they provide a great amount of electricity to the Walla Walla Valley. They are pictured here in twilight, just before it's too dark to take pictures anymore.