I love living in the Pacific Northwest where we are surrounded by an incredible landscape of mountains, rivers, forests and seas. Within a couple of hours you can be at Mt Rainier
or Olympic National Park
or Columbia River Gorge.
Or you can opt for closer to home and still see some killer scenery in less than an hour.
One favorite local drive is to Tolt-MacDonald Park in the Snoqualmie Valley. Snoqualmie. Even the name is beautiful, don’t you think? The park showcases the river and a 500 ft suspension foot bridge that frames the surrounding views of rolling farmland and the Cascade foothills.
We visited the park on New Year’s day when it was crisp, cold and clear and perfect for a short drive. Even the grass was beautiful that day.
And on up the road is famous Snoqualmie Falls which is always worth a stop to view the falls from above
and to make the short trek to see them from the river below.
Of course today I am only dreaming of these places, as I look out the window at gray skies, light winds and intermittent rain. A typical Seattle Memorial Day weekend. ~ Susanne