"When I imagined Washington state, I pictured pine forests. I saw also none of that and almost all what appeared to resemble desert. Again, a surprise to me. It was now hot and dry instead if cold and wet."
"I got off the highway and made my way through Pasco, which was reminiscent of Central America - almost every sign was in Spanish. "
Sorry, i just found this to be funny!! My GF's sister lives in kennewick, and i have no idea why!