I have to say one of the best things about Seattle is it’s people. As the home of Microsoft, I expected most humans would have their head down, eyes glued to their technology. Instead, I found people friendly, helpful and respectful, wanting to take a few minutes out of their time to visit. It’s the main reason I wantto go back.
When I left you last, Susan and I went the Emerald City Romance Writer’s Conference. I attended workshops, got inspired by speeches, networked and all around had a wonderful time.
On the ferry ride back to downtown Seattle, Susan asked if there was anything I wanted to come back to see.
Without hesitation I answered. “Yes.”
We decided since we had the morning and early afternoon, before our plane ride back home, we shouldn’t waste our opportunity. I’d found a pamphlet on a nearby waterfall.
Thirty minutes north of Seattle, Snoqualmie Falls is one of the most popular tourist attractions of the Pacific Northwest. At two-hundred, sixty-eight feet high, it’s not the highest waterfall west of the Mississippi, as I was told, but it sure was beautiful. The falls are named after the Snoqualmie Indian tribe.
Susan and I ate at the lovely Salish Lodge, a place of understated elegance and refinement. The restaurant overlooks the falls and I have to say, we couldn’t have had a better view. Fog would roll in, making a mist and then melt away, giving us many pictures of the ever moving majesty. Breakfast delighted my senses. One ofthe best omelet’s I’ve ever tasted with the portions big enough for two. The hot chocolate was divine, topped with a Tahatian vanilla crème, the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of drinking.
Satisfied from our delicious meal, we headed to the upper overlook. Mist covered us, but the view of the valley was well worth it. Beautiful flora and fauna covered the landscape that I’d never seen on the east coast. A trail goes down to the river. I would have liked to explore more, but we had a carwaiting to take us to the airport.
I bet you guessed, I’d like to go back. Hiking trails abound, fishing, camping and bird-watching. Nearby is thequaint town of Snoqualmie with shops and resturants, a casino, golf, a railroad that takes you to the top of a mountain, and the Snoqualmie Falls Forest Theater and Family Park (summer theater). A lot to do for such a little town.
I hope you enjoyed a few highlights of the Seattle area! Wishing you joyous travel.