Mt. Rainier…about a 3 hour drive from Seattle. We took advantage of the view from the top of Crystal Mountain via the gondola ride to the top. It was a great adventure that is great for everyone of all ages. (video)
Free iPhone Apps to be Given Away at Starbucks – Starting Tuesday, Aug. 23
Shazam Encore will be the first iPhone app which will be given away, a company spokesperson said. Starbucks has three locations in Sammamish. Starbucks is a partner with Patch.com.
Coffee drinkers who enjoy visiting Starbucks in Sammamish and the Seattle area can get a free iPhone app – beginning Tuesday at U.S.-operated and certain licensed stores, the company announced Monday.
The free iPhone app is part of Starbucks and iTunes expanded “Pick of the Week” program. Shazam Encore will be the first app available for free to people who visit Starbucks and get a “Pick of the Week” card, a company spokesperson said in an email.
The Shazam Encore app helps people identify songs they hear as well as provide tour information and recommendations. A lifetime subscription to Shazam Encore costs $5.99.
The app includes an option to share the music through Facebook and Twitter, the spokesperson said. It also has a feature called LyricPlay, which gives the words to the song. The app can be used on the iPad and iPod Touch.
One of the Eastside’s treasures, the “Slough” is host to an abundance of flora and fauna. On your next walk along the Sammamish River Trail during these idyllic summer days and evenings, take a look into the Slough itself. Although altered extensively in the 1960s for flood control by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it remains an Eastside treasure, host to an abundance of flora and fauna.(Entire article)
If you have been postponing signing your child up for swim lessons, or need to find a program that is a better fit for him or her, keep in mind that participating in swim lessons can save a young person’s life. (More)
A Brief History of Snoqualmie Falls
Several thousand years ago, when the glaciers receded, they left a fertile plain near Snoqualmie Falls. When Native Americans arrived, they found a bounty of edible bulbs, roots and berries on the prairie. Deer and mountain goats were plentiful.
Though there were no salmon above the falls, the upper Snoqualmie River became a seasonal rendezvous and meeting place as trade among native peoples increased. The Snoqualmie Tribe (a subgroup of the Coast Salish) established a camp at the base of Mount Si. They also established villages at Fall City and Tolt (Carnation).
Snoqualmie is the English pronunciation of “sah-KOH-koh” or “Sdob-dwahibbluh,” a Salish word meaning moon. As a spiritual place, it gave birth to many legends. One tells of “S’Beow” (the beaver), who climbed into the sky to bring trees and fire down to earth. The Native Americans who roamed the valley were known as people of the moon. Select for the entire story
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