Washington's Alps: The Beautiful Cascades
This may be the prettiest place I've ever seen...and the best picture I've ever taken. Washington State's beautiful Cascade Mountains.
Today started with a wake up in my luxurious suite in the motor lodge in Coulee City. The red, retro-look microwave was interesting...
Or, now that I think about it...maybe that was the TV.
The red coffee maker was cool.
As was the red micro-fridge.
But NOTHING was as cool as the pulsating, multi-colored, neon, disco effect shower head. Righteous!
Looked around town for breakfast, but none was to be had. Tiny Coulee City seems to be slowly dying. This is the main street.
A sad thing, because apparently back in the day, before the Civil War, Coulee City was a thriving cow town.
Alas, no more.
I headed west across the high plains where I met a mix of endless wheat fields as far as they eye could see, and where no wheat was planted, it was endless, sagebrush covered desert.
And deep canyons with flat mesas.
I passed through Waterville, a farming town where they still have a hotel from the last century.
From there, it was west to Leavenworth...or should I say, "Alpine" Leavenworth?
Helen, Georgia has nothing on these folks. The town is huge, and is obviously "all in" regarding the alpine motif.
I ducked into a German restaurant and it was like being back in Frankfurt.
And the Jägerschnitzel was fantastisch!
But the thing that was even more fantastic was the natural beauty of the Cascades.
I found this old mining rail trestle to use as the vantage point for this picture...
On to Seattle. God bless!