This fabulous neon sign has been lighting the way to the Ala Cozy Motel since 1955. Located in Coulee City along Highway 2, at one time there were many motels for motorists to choose from as they drove across the state. They don’t seem to have a website but you might able to find some more information on this Facebook page.
Neon Sign at the Ala Cozy Motel
Ala Cozy Motel
9988 Highway, 2 East
Coulee City WA 99115
509.632.5703 | 877.678.2918
Last weekend, while out and about with some friends, we stopped at Quincy Hardware and Lumber to pick up some smoking supplies (meat smoking not cigarette or tobacco smoking). As he was looking at supplies, I noticed this white-tailed buck hanging on the wall and couldn’t help wondering if hanging the buck in the BBQ/meat smoking section said something about what became of the rest of him? White-tailed deer is a common type of wildlife in eastern Washington, they like to live near farmlands, creeks and rivers, and populated areas. Visit the Quincy Hardware & Lumber Facebook Page for more information, or just stop by to see their many treasures.
Stuffed Deer Head in Quincy Hardware and Lumber Store
Quincy Hardware and Lumber
23 E Street SE | Quincy, WA 98848
Billy Burger Drive-in, Wilbur, WA
Open since 1957, Billy Burger Drive-In is worth a stop. You can’t miss this amazing neon sign, it’s in perfect condition. It makes you happy just to see it.
I stopped for an early lunch on a Monday morning in mid-August and it wasn’t long before the place full and it was standing room only. While waiting for the food, I reviewed a huge salt and pepper shaker collection. The burgers and fries were terrific, the price decent. I plan to visit again. Check out their Facebook page for more information.
Billy Burger Drive-in
804 NE Main Ave, Wilbur, WA 99185
Bumper Car Mailbox
While out on a walk in Colbert, WA I came across this bumper car mailbox. I couldn’t figure out where the mail was kept but the flag was up, waiting for the mail carrier to come along.
Soap Lake’s Rocket Monkey Statue
Built by Burr Beckwith and several friends, the monkey advertises a website run by Burr and his wife Eileen – SoapLakeforLocals.com. Their site functions as the local newspaper. The statue sits at the north end Evergreen Street N. in Soap Lake, WA. Here’s a video of the unveiling.
Nooksack Totem Pole
On the way to Mt. Baker we stopped for gas in Deming, WA and saw this amazing little totem pole (about 6’). He greets visitors near the front door of the Nooksack Casino and has beautiful, metal eyes that are hammered on. For more information about the Nooksack Tribe visit NooksackTribe.org
Ephrata Train Depot
Originally built in 1912, to replace the first train depot that was just a shack. The depot was enlarged and un-enlarged several times over the years, bringing it to this small size when it was demolished on October 28, 2015.
A few notable events at the depot.
- 1915 – The Liberty Bell comes through.
- 1920 – Electric lights and a telephone installed.
- 1934 – President Roosevelt visits.
- 1937 – President Roosevelt visits again, on his way dedicate the Grand Coulee Dam.