The Tri-Cities is a
metropolitan area in the southeast corner of Washington,
consisting of Benton and Franklin counties. Three neighboring
cities are the principal cities for the metropolitan area:
Kennewick, Pasco, and Richland. A fourth neighboring city, West
Richland, is generally included as part of the Tri-City area and
region. Pasco is the seat of Franklin County, while the other
cities are located in Benton County. If the Tri-Cities were a
single city, it would be the fourth largest city in the state
of Washington, behind Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma.
The Tri-Cities make up the largest metropolitan area in the
southeastern quadrant of Washington
The Tri-Cities are in a semi-arid climate, receiving an average
of 7 to 8 inches of precipitation every year. Winds
periodically exceed 30 mph when Chinook wind conditions exist.
There are 300 days of sunshine every year. Temperatures
range from as low as 10 °F in the winter to as high as 110 in
the summer, and even reached 115 °F in July 2006. The region
receives occasional snow most years. The large Cascade Mountain
Range to the west contributes to the semi-arid climate.
The Tri-Cities economy has historically been based on farming
and the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Recent years have seen the
region's booming wine industry second in size only to
California's Napa Valley. The production of Milk as well as
Apples, grapes, Cherries, Grain, Alfalfa and many other
Agriculture products keeps the Tri-Cities at the top of the list
as one of the most favorable places for fresh Farm products.
Seven golf courses, Base
Ball, Boating, Fishing, Camping, snow and water skiing,
Schooling and much more, The Tri-Cities has something to offer
most any interest.
The LDS Church is a big part
of the Tri-Cities with a beautiful Temple where members can
attend often. The Single
program here is very
active and involves not just the Tri-Cities, but Hermiston, Wala
Wala, Yakima and Selah.
Single Adults ages 31+,
Members or Non Members of the Church are welcome to attend the
As the Tri-Cities
to grow and more people move here our little corner of the state
diversifies to satisfy the tastes of the people that live here.
Some people like the Tri-Cities for it’s outdoor recreation. How
many places can boast that they have a river that runs thru all
three cities! Some people like the small town feel. Some people
like the mild climate. Some people move away but many find their
way back. All in all it is a pretty great place to live.
Wonders of the World
A group of students were asked to list what they thought were the
present "Seven Wonders of the World."
Though there were some disagreements, the following received the
1. Egypt's Great Pyramids
2. Taj Mahal
3. Grand Canyon
4. Panama Canal
5. Empire State Building
6. St. Peter's Basilica
7. China's Great Wall
While gathering the votes,
the teacher noted that one quiet student hadn't turned in her paper
So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list.
The girl replied, "Yes, a
little. I couldn't quite make up my mind because there were so
The teacher said, "Well, tell us what you have, and maybe we can
The girl hesitated, then read, "I think the 'Seven Wonders of the
1. TO SEE
2. TO HEAR
3. TO TOUCH
4. TO TASTE
5. TO FEEL
6. TO LAUGH
7. AND TO LOVE
The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin
Just a gentle reminder - that the most precious things in life
cannot be built by hand or bought by man.
"Each day comes bearing its own gifts -- learn to untie the ribbons
Being Single doesn't mean you are undesirable or unwanted.
It means you know your worth, and you are waiting for
someone who is worthy.
The first ever cordless cell phone was
created by God. He names it prayer!... It never loses it's
signal, you never have to recharge it and you can use it
* Work for a
cause, not for applause. Live life to express not to
impress. Don't strive to make you present noticed, just make
your absence felt!
* The only
place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.
~ Vince Lombardi ~
* To any who
may be struggling to see that light & find that hope, I say:
HOLD ON. KEEP TRYING. GOD LOVES YOU. THINGS WILL IMPROVE.
~ Elder Jeffrey R. Holland ~
* Success isn't
just what you accomplish in your life, It's about what you
inspire others to do.
* I plead with
you to control your tempers, to put a smile upon your faces,
which will erase anger: Speak out with words of love and
peace, appreciation, and respect. If you will do this, your
lives will be with out regret ~
Gordon B. Hinckley ~
* Don't forget
that you're human. It's okay to have a melt down. Just don't
unpack and live there. Cry it out and then refocus on where
you are headed.
is not what was left over after our father blessed His sons
with the privilege of priesthood ordination. It was the most
ennobling endowment He could five His daughters. A sacred
trust that gave women the guiding role in partnering with
our Father in the act of creation and helping His
children keep their second estate."
~ Sheri Dew