Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Snoqualmie Falls

The last thing I wanted to do on Saturday was steam clean the carpets, but fall and winter are fast approaching and I wanted a good dry day to complete the task.

Having to be out of the house for most of the day gave us the opportunity to enjoy a little Saturday adventure so Marco Polo and I hit I-90 to Snoqualmie Falls.

The falls are 268 ft on the Snoqualmie River between the towns of Snoqualmie and Fall City, Washington. It is one of the states most popular scenic attractions, but is perhaps best known internationally for its appearance in the cult TV series, Twin Peaks. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year, where there is a two acre park, an observation deck, and a gift shop.

Brian @ "The Attic" - Salish Lodge

It turned out to be a beautiful day after heavy rains most of Friday. I loved the back country roads, the smell of the fresh air with just a hint of color in the leaves.

The break in the weather gave us a chance to explore not only the falls, but also Salish Lodge.

Brian at NW Rail Museum

We continued on through the small town of Snoqualmie and dropped into the Northwest Rail Museum. There was also a classic Model T car show in town....cool old cars.

The clouds started to thicken and rain was in the air, so we ducked into the Snoqualmie Casino for a bit of afternoon fun (craps and chardonnay). Luckily, we came home with money in our pockets!