TODAY'S QUOTE :Theodore
Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.
the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes
here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to
us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for
it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of
creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the
person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an
American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says
he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at
all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have
room for but one language here, and that is the English language...
and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to
the American people."
WASHINGTON STATE TRAVEL
As you're exploring Washington State Parks and the San Juan
Islands you're sure to fall in love with this amazingly
beautiful and special corner of the world. Tourism is one of
Washington State's largest industries which is why we like
to call Washington State America's Vacationland.
Your Washington State Vacation is sure to fill you with
memories that will last a lifetime. There is so much to see
and do that you can't possibly do it all in one trip but you
can make the most of your time by planning ahead and
choosing the top sights that you want to see.
Washington State residents are extremely proud of the Washington
State ferry system and visitors only need to ride them once to
understand why. First of all, they are remarkably
affordable and they not only take you to the magical
San Juan islands
and other fun places, they also cruise through some of the most
stunningly beautiful scenery on earth.
Traveling on a Washington State Ferry you
are likely to see bald eagles, seals, porpioses, osprey, puffins,
& perhaps a pod of resident Orcas making their way around the
islands. You never know day to day where the Orcas
will turn up which keeps the local whale
watching tour operators on their feet. Some
Washington State whale watching tour
operators boast a 98% success rate of finding whales for their
passenger to view.
The Cascades Train
Connects Vancouver Canada With Seattle And Portland WA
One popular way to travel through Western Washington State is on
the Amtrak Cascades train that links cities from Oregon, Washington,
British Columbia Canada. Sections of
the northern portion of this
route take you along the edge of Puget
Sound, giving you panoramic views of the San Juan Islands and
the rugged mountains of the Northern Cascades mountain range.
The Amtrak Cascades carries passengers between Vancouver B.C. -
Seattle WA - Portland OR - Eugene OR - Springfield
OR. Visit The Official Amtrak
Cascades Site For more information