We loved the Bed and Breakfast! The innkeepers were so nice and the breakfast was extra yummy. We had a fruit cup, pecan encrusted french toast , home made syrup and ice cream on top…plus great conversation.
At 10:30 we left for Seattle. The weather was clear and not freezing…yay!
We crossed into Washington state, the Evergreen State and passed through Spokane. Now you won’t believe this, but we drove for a long, long time without seeing any trees at all let alone evergreens!
It looked like farming/ranching land. Then it got really windy. Dust was blowing everywhere and it looked like the fog we had left behind.
We rounded a bend and all of a sudden the terrain changed dramatically. There was a sign that indicated a viewing area. We pulled over and it looked like a mini grand canyon with the Columbia river at the bottom. It was still very windy, but gorgeous.
I took a nap and woke to rain…where did the sun go? We must be closer to the western side of the state. In addition to light rain, we saw evergreens! Now we can see how the state got its name. We approached the Cascades range and there were lots of signs about pull out areas to chain up.
Thankfully, we are past that season now, but we can imagine that it is very challenging in the main part of the winter.
Our cousins suggested we stop at Snoqualmie Falls and we were so glad we did. David said that there had been lots of rain in the area and that the falls were bursting. We parked and headed over to the viewing area. We started to laugh because it was so misty we couldn’t see anything…Mt Rushmore all over. We were convinced that it had started to rain, so we thought we would wait a few minutes and come back. We walked a short distance away and it wasn’t raining anymore. What? Finally we realized that the “rain” was from the falls. There was another viewing area higher up that we went to and had a great view. You can hear and feel the power of the falls.
Next stop was Medina Washington and our cousins David and Nancy Corwin. They have a beautiful home outside Seattle. What wonderful hosts! We had a delicious dinner of fish and steak with all the extras too. Dessert was sinful. It was a lot of fun to get caught up on all the family news. We are so lucky to have so many amazing relatives all around the country.
Our mileage is 6,273. Tomorrow we will go into Seattle and then on to Portland Oregon.