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Cascade, Idaho: Kelly's Whitewater Park

The day I visited Kelly’s Whitewater Park I met Kelly. Actually, I met the memory of Kelly. A bunch of us did.

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Montana's Eastern Front imbued with Metis history

Knowing about the Metis makes the Eastern Front and the area around Choteau, Mont., more special, but also overlays it with melancholy.

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Napa: Farmers' markets of St. Helena and Calistoga

Underneath all the chi chi trappings, the Napa Valley is still working farm country, with small growers and the workshops of artisanal purveyors dotted across its rolling hills.

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Cascade, Idaho: Pie and Spirituality

It’s not that you can’t get a slice of pie in Cascade, Idaho. After all, a diner offering up pie is as ubiquitous as the gas station, church steeple, and token traffic light in small towns across America.

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Napa: Long Meadow farmstand a late-afternoon delight

Every time I’m in the Napa Valley I harbor ambitions about getting up early to forage at the local farmer’s market.

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Enchanted Forest: Just down the road a different kind of (wine) adventure

Just a half-mile down the road from Enchanted Forest—right there on Enchanted Way—one can discover a different type of entrepreneurial spirit than the one that’s been delighting children for 40 years.

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Vine Trail envisions a pedal-friendly way to see the Napa Valley

I was in the Napa Valley a few months back, in the town of Yountville, when I spotted a brand new sign: “Napa Valley Vine Trail.” A new bike path, I wondered?

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Gearhart: Digging for razor clams a Northwest pastime

Razor clams are tasty little critters, abundant for the taking on the beaches of Gearhart—provided you know how to catch them.

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Gearhart: History by the sea

Gearhart proudly wears its history on its sleeve. Quiet and refined,with flower boxes dotting the outside of every downtown business, tennis courts, and gray-shingled homes, there’s a gentle sense of timelessness in this well-preserved town.

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Gearhart: Barn tales continue to be told

There’s something enticing about barns. With their high ceilings, shafts of light pouring in through windows above haylofts, and wood-planked walls, barns have an air of authenticity rooted in place and history.

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