Blue Barn | Ritzville, WA | February 2020
We expect barns to be red, so this robin’s-egg paint job is a pleasant surprise. The barn sits overlooking the town’s fast-food oasis (McDonald’s, Starbucks) near Interstate 90 and is a good reminder of Ritzville’s agricultural roots. In fact, the wheat in that Big Mac bun could have been grown in fields right outside of town. The trucker who hauled the wheat to a Pasco barge terminal could be munching fries at the very next table. And the beef in those patties could have been raised on that lovely farm right over … no, the meat likely came from a far-away land where cows moo with an accent.