PORT ANGELES, Wash. You just never know what you'll see when you turn off Highway 101 on the far side of Sequim.
Zig and zag the back lanes toward Dungeness Spit and there's plenty to gawk at: the occasional lavender farm, wide views of windswept water, heavily loaded ships plodding past Victoria, and, oh look, there's George Washington's house.
I know, I know, America's first president made his home in Virginia, 2,900 miles southeast of here. His well-preserved, red-roofed mansion, called Mount Vernon, sits on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River.
Little did George expect, I'd hazard to guess, that someday there would not only be a state named after him,...