Have you seen Napoleon Dynamite? This is the Tri-Cities in a snap-shot, however, we were blessed with better clothes. Tri-Cities, Washington is comprised of three small towns: Kennewick, Richland, and Pasco. Kennewick is known as the town with a low crime rate, Pasco as the one with the barrios however also housing the richest of the rich along the Columbia River, and Richland is there in the middle (reg. crime, nicer houses than Kennewick). However the most interesting part about this little city is the 3 basic job categories: Illegal Mexican immigrant/druggie, Farmer, or Government worker(the Tri-Cities has one of the largest rates of PhD's per capita in WA). Not exactly Tiny-Town, U.S.A. considering that during the Cold War the Hanford Nuclear Reservation made (and managed to spill most of) the Plutonium used to manufacture nuclear weaponry. We don't need flash lights since the berries along the river shine with a lime green radioactive light. Not to be totally negative, I'd have to say that the farmers raise us a BEAUTIFUL crop of teenage boys. At Clearwater and Columbia Center Bldv. is our local skyscraper, topping a monumentous 4 stories. Referred to commonly as "The Flash Cube", this building resembles an olden-days camera flash cube. But possibly my favorite tourism site, is our dinosaur population. Out in a field in Pasco, lives out resident Brachiosaurus. Towering over the small rural road like a scarecrow over the wheat-feilds and pig sties of the area. Granted, this dino is just plastic, but honestly, how many towns can boast they they have a 10foot "scare-crow"? Normal little town? I think not.
The Tri-Cities...(insert line from Napoleon Dynamite here)