There's a plan brewing to erect a 60-foot lava lamp in the quirky town of Soap Lake. The small town seems to have an equal number of boarded up businesses as those with OPEN signs in the window. The locals hope that the proposed lava lamp will attract folks passing through on their way to the Grand Coulee Dam.
Whatever comes of the grand plan, I just hope the lake itself remains clean and accessible. It's a quiet haven of water play at its best: no motor boats, just plain folk, many of Russian descent, wading into the alkaline waters to dig up the mineral-rich mud for their personal slathering pleasure. My kind of spa.