Our mail showed up today....so off we go. I love the Olympic Peninsula and look forward to visiting again for a much longer visit. I would like to find out just how much sunshine there is or not. This just might be a place where I could live.
We decided to travel I-90 east across Washington instead of the scenic Hwy 2. I think that was a good thing. It rained all day. The mountain range via I-90 is only 3,000 feet and there was plenty of snow. Hwy 2 is more like 4300 feet. It might have been a little more treacherous driving in the rain/sleet. In spite of the weather, the traffic was light and the drive pretty easy, but still over 250 miles makes for a long day. JC drove today, so it was real easy for me. I got a few shots through the rainy windshield of the snowy mountains.
We decided to check out the Crescent Bar Thousand Trails park just outside of Quincy, WA. The park is located on a portion of the Columbia River that is damed up creating a stunning lake in a gorge we suspect was made by a a glacier thousands of years ago. What I do know for sure, is that the setting here is awesome, but definitely off the beaten path. The park is deserted right now. I guess it is too early in the year. I sure would not want to drop my kayak in the water. Brrrr. There is a nice looking golf course just across the road. Not sure what else there is to do in the area. Another place to remember for a return visit in a few years.
We leave for Coulee Dam tomorrow.