Friday, July 12, 2019

Washington's Magnificent Cascade Mountains

We cannot believe our eyes !!

We traveled over Highway 20 from east to west on the North Cascades Highway on our way to the city of Anacortes (north of Seattle) for a week. We pulled over at the Washington Pass Overlook and got blown away !

The road up to where we are standing is in the bottom left.

Down the road about 20 miles we pulled over again to the Diablo Dam Overlook...another amazing site.

This explains why the lake is such a vibrant blue-green color.

Going up to the Summit(s) was easy but coming down.....eeey gads! First off, we're about 33,000 pounds and we tow a Ram 1500 pickup truck behind us so we pick up speed rather quickly on the downhills. Then, every other turn was a 35 mph or 30 mph or 25 mph....which meant LOTS of braking. By the time we got done, we had spent over 5 1/2 hours to go 148 miles! Talk about exhausted.

But, it was sure a gorgeous get to do it in reverse in a week!

The obligatory Cute Photo of Katie...this time in our kayak while paddling around a mountain lake. We bought her a life vest of her own...and a SPF white shirt to protect her from the sun.

See you next entry!


Monday, July 1, 2019

Gorgeous, Gorgeous Eastern Washington !

What beautiful, amazing countryside. We cannot believe how green and lovely it all looks. We find ourselves pulling over (sometimes without a turnout. "You watch behind me to make sure no cars are coming, while I jump out and take a photo")

Green, green, green golden

This would make a nice painting

There is a terrific, informative train depot in Dayon, which is about 17 miles from our spot. Besides having historic displays inside, it has a very nice statue outside showing a train man, checking the time on his watch. Kind of looks like Tom Hanks in The Polar Express, don't you think?

Love the cute dog peeking around the corner.

Tom Hanks...right?

Of course, we stopped to try out the local fare. Ended up at a Brew Pub that served HUGE portions of food.

Kim's been having a yen for Nachos !

German Chili Hot Dog for me...had to eat it with a knife and fork!

...always so much more to share but... next time.