Road Trip: Issaquah Salmon Days Festival

Have you checked out the local streams lately?  It’s that time a year again when the persistent and determined salmon return to their birthplace to complete their life cycle.  What a beautiful story and inspiraing demonstration of perserverance.  A salmon, after being at sea, will find the same river it once left behind.  It will swim upstream, fight against the current, fight against it own decaying body to achieve its purpose to spawn.  Unjustly, the salmon quietly dies before its offspring start their own journey.  Despite all the obsticals, these fish can swim hundreds of miles upstream and some swim up thousands of feet in elevation to return to their birthplace.Salmon Hatchery

In honor of the annual return of the salmon, Issaquah, Washington has celebrated with Salmon Days Festival since 1970.  This year Issaquah Salmon Days will be celebrated on October 5-6, 2013.  This fantastic and FREE festival attracts over 180,000 visitors.  We will return again to this festival for our 9th time and I wanted to share a few things I have learned over the [Read more…]

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