by:Graham Kerr My wife Treena and I have completed the equivalent of 28 loops around the world in a succession of culinary adventure tours over the past 52 years. You need to know this piece of relatively useless trivia in order to fully understand the enormity of my next statement. Only once have we ever had such an eye-opening experience as we are currently having on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, and that was in Reggio Emilia in central Italy back in 1966. The present day peninsula is a whole new slice of life in the making. There is no doubt that we are in the midst of considerable change. Issues of the economy, health and the ecology press into every thinking person’s mind but somehow in the sheer speed at which we live, we can only give them a passing nod. That is, unless you give yourself a real break and drive out onto Highway 101 as Treena and I are now doing, and go North in a back-to-the-future trip you shouldn't miss.