Lewiston-Clarkston in southeast Washington (and west-central Idaho)

By Washington, Our Home|March 9, 2010|General|0 comments

My cousin-in-law, Aaron, is a lecturer at the University of Idaho in Moscow and frequently posts pictures of his family on Picasa. In reviewing the latest set of photos, I came across this beautiful shot of the Lewiston (Idaho) and Clarkston (Washington) valley at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers.

At the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater Rivers

There is a real beauty to southeast Washington that often goes unappreciated by people on the west side of the Cascades. Having spent nearly four years in Pullman, I’ve been to Lewiston-Clarkston a number of times and always marveled at the beautiful views. In fact I’ve vowed to someday take up hang gliding, if for no other reason that to take off from the top of this cliff and land in downtown Lewiston. It sure would be a wonderful ride!

I’ve actually met people here in Olympia who have never left the Puget Sound area. One of them even told me they thought Spokane was just over the Cascades (about where Cle Elum is). I hope not everyone on the left side of the mountains is as “Seattle-centric” as this person is. Otherwise, they’ll be missing out on the unique and underappreciated beauty of eastern Washington.

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My name is Erich R. Ebel. I was born in Spokane and moved to Colville, Bothell, Tacoma, and back to Spokane again, all before I was 14. I attended Washington State University in Pullman, graduated and moved back to Spokane. In 2000, I enlisted in the United State Army Reserve and spent six months at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Then it was back to Spokane. After six years, it was time to get out and see the world. And what better place to start than Las Vegas, Nevada! I met my beautiful wife while working at KVBC-TV in Las Vegas, and after three years of suffering in the extreme heat and undeniably long nights, we were called back to Washington State. Landing first in Lakewood, we suffered for a year in an uncomfortably old and small apartment before a shooting and a kidnapping in our complex strongly urged us to leave town. After relocating to Lacey, we have now settled and spend as much time as we can exploring the fine facets of this beautiful state. From Tenino to Tonasket, Brewster to Blaine and Vader to Vancouver, I have enjoyed every moment of this great state.

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