During our trip to Portland in May we stopped in at the Bonneville Fish Hatchery. It was unexpectedly a really fun and educational experience.The hatchery raises thousands of Chinook, Coho and Steelhead salmon, and if visiting during late Summer/Fall you can witness the spawning operation.
The engineer in Ryan loved all the machinery, but the main star at the hatchery is Herman the Sturgeon. Herman is 70 years old, 10ft long and weighs 450 pounds!
The wild purple flowers of Yellowstone may look tame and approachable, but you should always stay at least 25 yards away from them.. as is demonstrated in this picture
The Gemini Giant is one of the top attractions on Route 66. You can see him in Wilmington next to the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant and Route 66 Welcome Center. He stands tall at 30 foot and is a prime example of a Muffler Man, a fibreglass statue that was used for advertising. Find out about this and other iconic Route 66 landmarks in Illinois on the blog today, link in bio. #enjoyillinois
Getting back to the grind after a whirlwind of a weekend is always a little rough. I did a training at work yesterday, and part of it was focused on this idea: “There are two kinds of people in the world - energy givers and energy drainers.” Such a simple concept, but I’d never really thought about it in those terms. We can all think of people who make us feel positive and energized, and we can all think of people whose interactions leave us feeling drained. We’ve all been each of those people too. Moral of the story today - get out there and be an energy giver (and do your best to counteract the drains). • @TheEverydayTravelers