We all know that a good smoke session is not only determined by what you smoke, it also comes down to where you smoke. So we decided to pick five great places to enjoy your high. We chose locations in Oregon, Washington, Colorado and Las Vegas since these are the places that most of our clients travel to. Some of these places we recommend getting lifted upon your arrival and then experiencing them without partaking during your travels as public consumption is still frowned upon.
Crater Lake has inspired people for thousands of years. No place else on earth combines a deep, pure lake, so blue in color; sheer surrounding cliffs, almost two thousand feet high; two picturesque islands; and a violent volcanic past. It is a place of immeasurable beauty, and an outstanding outdoor laboratory and classroom.
The nearly two-acre campus includes an outdoor exhibition space, known as the Boneyard, which features more than 150 signs, seven of which are restored, a visitors’ center housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby and the Neon Boneyard North Gallery which houses additional rescued signs and is used for weddings, special events, photo shoots and educational programs. Hour long docent-guided tours of the Neon Boneyard are available seven days a week. The Museum includes nine restored signs which can be viewed as public art and visited on a self-guided tour twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The gallery includes the Lucky Cuss Motel, the Bow & Arrow Motel, The Silver Slipper, Society Cleaners, Binion’s Horseshoe, the Normandie Motel, the Hacienda horse and rider, the Landmark and 5th Street Liquors.
The initial movement to create a Japanese Garden in Seattle began in 1909, when the Alaska Yukon Exhibition was held. A Japanese Pavilion with an accompanying garden was built for the fair, which ignited regional interest in and excitement about Japanese gardens. In 1924, the Olmstead Brothers designed the University of Washington Arboretum, and by 1937, officials agreed that the Arboretum needed a Japanese Garden. The realization of the garden, however, had to wait till the end of the World War II, when racial and political tensions eased.
It wasn’t until 1957 that The Arboretum Foundation began raising funds for the creation of the Japanese Garden. The Foundation asked Tatsuo Moriwaki of Tokyo Metro Parks to help guide the process. He selected Kiyoshi Inoshita and Juki Iida to design the project.
The design was completed in 1959. Under the supervision of Juki Iida and Nobumasa Kitamura, construction began in March 1960 and was completed on an accelerated schedule within four months. Juki Iida personally scouted and selected 580 large granite rocks (some of them boulders) from the nearby Snoqualmi Pass to insert in the garden. Since the construction of the garden was originally envisioned to require three years, the execution required a number of revisions and changes in design throughout the garden. The construction was done mostly by local Japanese-American gardeners. This was the first time, however, that heavy construction equipment was employed in building a Japanese garden by Juki Iida and his staff.
Built in 1959, the Seattle Japanese Garden was the earliest postwar public construction of a Japanese-style garden on the Pacific Coast, and thus has had a strong influence on the design on Japanese gardens throughout the region.
GARDEN OF THE GODS
Explore Colorado Springs’ paradise in one magical stop. Garden of the Gods Park is a registered National Natural Landmark. Imagine dramatic views, 300′ towering sandstone rock formations against a backdrop of snow-capped Pikes Peak and brilliant blue skies. This world-class Visitor & Nature Center and museum is the most visited attraction in the region with all new interactive exhibits. Learn how the amazing red rocks got there with the NEW Geo-Trekker movie experience, shown every 20 minutes. Delight in one of Colorado’s most photographed views while eating in our glass-enclosed café or from our terrace overlooking Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods. Where else can you eat inside a postcard?
There’s a good reason this is one of the most popular hikes in the state of Colorado. Geologically speaking, there are few places in the world that can compare to this marvel of Mother Nature. Hanging Lake is a rare example of a lake formed by travertine deposition where the natural geologic and hydro-logic processes continue to operate as they have done for thousands of years. The site is also noteworthy for its thriving hanging garden plant community. Because of these qualities Hanging Lake was designated a National natural Landmark by the Secretary of the Interior in 2011. Since then, it’s popularity has exploded and without a concerted effort to protect it, this natural wonder could be “loved to death.”
Stay Lifted – The Travel Joint