Snoqualmie Falls and Gig Harbor, Washington State 2023
|The AMAZING Snoqualmie Falls in
Snoqualmie Falls, Washington State, with the Salish Lodge and Spa
(from Twin Peaks!) in the background. We took this picture
from the viewing platform across from the falls. Lou and Karen lived
in Washington State for 14 years and visited the falls on numerous
occasions. They even stayed in a room at the Lodge in 2005
(see Snoqualmie Falls 2005).
Lou and Carol had visited the falls in 2013 and Carol was quite
impressed when she saw the falls from this perspective.
However, on May 25 & 26, 2023, Carol and Lou stayed in a suite on
the second floor of the Lodge. (See those 2 balconies on the far
right-hand side of the second floor? Those are the two
balconies of our suite.) There are no words to describe
the experience of looking directly down on the falls from our
balcony. I will just say that it was gorgeous, awe-inspiring
and extremely loud! (Good thing the Lodge is well-insulated!)
|As I said, there are no words to describe the
experience of looking directly down on the falls from our
balcony and witnessing the falls' awesome power! Here is a picture
of the falls taken from one of the balconies:
And here is a zoomed-in shot:
Carol took these next two shots from the living
room balcony around 4:45 a.m. PT on May 27th. DAWN's early
light!!! Carol had never seen the sun at 4:45 a.m. EST in
North Carolina or Florida, so she thought it was an extremely bright
moon at first!
|Lou and Carol hiked one of the trails at
Snoqualmie Falls and happened upon these beautiful rhododendrons:
Gig Harbor, Washington
After checking out of the Salish Lodge, Lou
and Carol drove to Puyallup, WA to visit Scott Meyers. It was
a wonderful visit. Afterwards, we drove to Gig Harbor, WA.
and stayed at the Waterfront Inn for 2 nights. We had dinner
at Anthony's at Gig Harbor BOTH nights. Carol had king salmon
from the Copper River both nights. Lou had halibut the first
night and fish and chips the second night.
The Christmas Shop in Gig Harbor:
We met Bob and Sally Cross for lunch at
Gig Harbor Thai Cuisine restaurant one day. Sally is an amazing
landscape designer and Bob and Carol love to garden, so we all went
on a garden tour after lunch.
Snoqualmie Falls 2005