Driving thousands of miles along the American West through small towns and off-the-beaten-paths, I was on an mission to document the last of Chinese Americana. “Chop suey houses”. 

The Cascade Mountains border the valley’s farmlands to the east and the San Juan Islands and Salish Sea form the western horizon.  hike in a National Park or National Forest, kayak or canoe rivers and bays, fish, bicycle, or hop a ferry and explore the islands of the Skagit Coast.

The Aurora is an incredible light show caused by collisions between electrically charged particles released from the sun that enter the earth’s atmosphere and collide with gases such as oxygen and nitrogen. The lights are seen around the magnetic poles of the northern and southern hemispheres.