The day before the snow arrived – it seems so long ago – we went to Snoqualmie Falls, one of our favorite local attractions. The Falls are an easy drive from Seattle and a place to wow your out-of-town guests. Or to celebrate a special event like I did with brunch when I graduated from college. Or to impress your date with a fancy dinner as Bob did me so many years ago.
We haven’t been back for dinner since that first date in 1982 – maybe we should work on that – but we have been back many times to take in the views of the Falls.
And sometimes to walk the trail to the bottom – but not this time. Today we were content to view the Falls from above sprayed by the mist at the overlook. Then continue our drive through the lovely farmland and small towns of Snoqualmie Valley.
We stopped in Duvall for lunch – brunch actually – and split a delicious plate of homemade biscuits and gravy, eggs and country potatoes. Afterwards we went to nearby Tolt MacDonald Park in Carnation, a state park and campground that straddles the Snoqualmie River. We love crossing the suspension bridge and admiring the views of the river.
I also love the trees on the grassy side of the park, where it seems to me they always have something to say.
This one foreboding.
These, kicking up their heels in dance.
After that it was a stop for dinner and pie; a wonderful winter’s day under mild temperatures and completely snow-free.
That would all end the next day.
P.S. And for those of you counting, yes, I have now posted 7 days in a row for the first – and possibly last 😉 – time!