Every Independence Day for as long as Judith and I have been together (9 years), we have gone to the local Independence Day Parade in
The parade is really nice and patriotic themes abound and in the liberal community of
Judith is frequently asked to sit on various review boards where federal NIH grant requests are picked apart to fund only those deserving, by a majority of the reviewers. To Judith this is an opportunity to go somewhere nearby and spend a weekend at some luxury surroundings, spending all the money she makes as a reviewer.
The reviewers meet in
The Salish Lodge was built in 1919 and completely remodeled in 1988. It was used in the TV show
The Lodge is written up in several travel magazines and is listed in the book “1000 Places to See Before You Die,
It has a gourmet restaurant and there are several tables with views of the falls. So for about $50-60 per person you can eat very well with entrée, starter, wine, and a shared dessert. The food and presentation were outstanding and the staff was so well trained. I could not help thinking that the young staff people would carry their experience forward in their lives to their benefit.
We also enjoyed the spa and each had a message after hot-tubing. The real attraction, of course, is the falls. It is 288 foot fall, more than 100 feet longer than
For the Snoqualmie People, who have lived for centuries in the
Clearly, the Snoqualmie had/have a different view of the world.
And with a little enhancement from Photo Shop, a more dramatic photo can be produced.
This photo was taken the first evening we were here. We only briefly saw the sun again. This is no place to work on your tan.
So on the 4th, we drive to the small town of It would involve staying about 4 more hours.
It would involve staying about 4 more hours.
This is the town hall and nearby still working gasoline station. Take a good look at a dying breed.
There are pony rides for the kids (all girls).
And the monster car winner featured in their parade.
And the restored car show.
I remember riding a rumble seat once back when cars had running boards.
These cars had a manual choke on the dashboard, gear shift on the floor, automatic starter button on the floor. No radio, CD, or tape player. No cigarette lighter to hook into cell phone, iPod, computer, or GPS system.
I leave Sunday for home while Judith goes to work. I live a hard life.