Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
The town of Snoqualmie was built on the route of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway (SLS&E). The railway started on Seattle's waterfront and wound around Lake Washington and Lake Sammamish (now the route of the Burke-Gilman Trail) on it's way to a planned crossing of Snoqualmie Pass.
When the Snoqualmie Falls Lumber Company (now Weyerhaeuser) began it's operation about a mile north of town, the mill was set up to handle the huge Douglas-fir, sitka spruce, western hemlock, and western red cedar trees which covered the hills and mountains of the region. On display today is an example of those type of logs. Unfortunately, time and uncaring people have defaced this log. Logs 10 to 15 feet in diameter were carried by train to the mill, through a huge bandsaw, cutting timbers up to three feet square for trestle bridges and warehouse floors.
Our next stop was at the world-famous Snoqualmie Falls. Midway between the towns of Snoqualmie and Fall City, the Snoqualmie River cascades 270 feet (100 feet higher than the famed Niagara Falls) through a spectacular rock gorge. The falls attracts 1.5 million visitors every year. After leaving the falls we went on to Fall City where we came upon these beautiful horses.
If you are ever in the Seattle area, a trip to Snoqualmie is sure to be well worth your time.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Some of you may recognise this boat. It was featured on the ABC show The Bachelor. Jason took Molly for a lake cruise. This boat offers Lake Washington cruises leaving from Kirkland. The Seattle skyline can be see in the foggy distance.
Another view looking across the lake toward Sand Point area.
When leaving we spotted this Vespa and daydreamed about taking a ride on such a beautiful day.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I feel that once we have our beautiful Seattle summer weather that this might still turn out to be one of the best market years yet!!
Friday, April 17, 2009
This statue called The Homecoming is located at the foot of Kirkland Marina Pier.
The other side of the statue depicts a small child but due to the sun's reflection I did not get a shot of that side. You can see it and read more by clicking here.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Have you ever seen so many birdhouses in one place? Every time I pass this house I notice something new. And imagine how much work this takes!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
These buses do not have bike transports but I did spot a Microsoft mini bus that towed a bike rack. It looked like it would carry at least 10 bikes. They also have a fleet of mini buses and hybrid cars. They are all painted like this bus and it is an experience driving in this area seeing all these vehicles that look alike. It truly is "A City within a City".