Snoqualmie Dreaming

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

Mt Rainier

Mt Rainier

or Olympic National Park

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park

or Columbia River Gorge.

Columbia River

Columbia River

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.

Snoqualmie River

Snoqualmie River

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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.

Icy grass

Icy grass

And on up the road is famous Snoqualmie Falls which is always worth a stop to view the falls from above

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls

and to make the short trek to see them from the river below.

Snoqualmie Falls

Snoqualmie Falls

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

6 thoughts on “Snoqualmie Dreaming

  1. You have some really amazing scenery close by, Susanne. I would have to drive all day to see something like this, to Scotland, at the very least. Sorry to hear about the rain. I have never been to Seattle, but in ‘Frazier’ it always seemed to be raining…
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • Hi Pete 🙂 Yes, we are blessed here to be in such surroundings and can sometimes take it for granted.. We also have more than our share of rain which is the price we pay, I guess… but that’s what keeps everything so green so can’t complain… 🙂

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