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Weird Washington

When Henry and I were in Barnes & Noble yesterday, I noticed a big display of this book staring out at me. Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets is one in a series of of Weird State books (you can out own!)

Well, I don’t really have anything to say about the book’s contents; I never had a chance to take a look inside. It’s the picture on the cover that caught my eye. The picture is of a huge carved head of George Washington. The head is rotting away behind a store in La Conner, up in the Skagit Valley. There’s something about this huge head that’s captivating. Back when Henry was in his puzzle phase, I had a puzzle made of one of my photos of George’s head. You also may have seen it as a banner (this one) on this very page. Presidents just don’t get the respect they used to…