Black Diamond

“What do you want to do?”

“I don’t know. What do you want to do?”

We could go back and forth for hours, but we’ve found a better solution for filling our weekends with adventure. We just hop in the car and drive. We pick a road and see where it goes, the smaller and more out-of-the-way town that we discover, the better. One of our favorite little local towns to visit is Black Diamond, Washington.

We start with breakfast in the bakery, and maybe even pick up some treats to go on our way out.

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Then we wander down the boardwalk to the museum.

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I love a small town museum, with it’s antique fire engine

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and jail.

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Then we stop by to visit the old train

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before we head in to the main part of the museum

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filled with the details of small mining town daily life,

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from the barber shop,

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to pen and ink,

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and from monkey wrenches (so that’s what keeps getting thrown into the works),

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to Hard Hat Harry.

But one of my favorite parts of this museum is their collection of unidentifiable tools.

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Any idea what these are for? Don’t worry. The old timers don’t know either.

Do you have any favorite Pacific Northwest towns to visit? Where should we go next?

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