Haze was convinced he would only go off to World War II for around 4 months, but ended up fighting for 4 years. This hardened him inside. He went into the war intending to go back and be a preacher like his grandfather, but came out an atheist.
Infographic - Extremes of Nature in the Pacific Northwest. The Northwest has many superlative natural wonders, such as the tallest forests in the world and the deepest lake in the United States. This illustration shows 10 of these extreme features.
In fact, Earth's largest landfill isn't on land at all. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch stretches for hundreds of miles across the North Pacific Ocean, forming a nebulous, floating junk yard on the high seas.
The Pacific Northwest of the USA offers some of the most beautiful landscapes anywhere in the world. So naturally the best way to see it up close is on a well-planned road trip. Here is a route you can take from San Francisco to Seattle and back.