Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sunnyside WA,

We drove out to the city of Richland yesterday to visit the Crehst Museum and learn a bit about Hanford and it's place in the Manhatten Project.  The plutonium for one of the atomic bombs dropped on Japan at the end of WWII was produced in Hanford.

And then we went wineing!

yep, we are in a park in Richland and that is the Columbia River again!

28 double shelled tanks were built after some of the original single shelled tanks were found to have leaked contaminated water into the soil.  Hanford was shut down in the 80's and they are still working on methods to effectively contain the contaminated waste.

Mike trying to stack blocks using a mechanical arm

after the museum, we went back to the park to eat our lunch and this guy patiently awaited any potential tidbits

a couple of dead trees had been turned into works of art

Milbrandt Winery

this park across from some of the wineries has ballerina topiaries 

Gamache as well as the others we visited had some very nice wines!

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