Yesterday we decided to take a drive into the Washington mountains east of Seattle, an area I hadn’t seen before. It was fun going out together and this part of the country is really beautiful. We were lucky that the day was a bit cloudy and foggy but we had almost no rain, and the roads were clear at the higher elevations.
We head towards the mountains where the trees are shrouded in fog and clouds.
I love the trees in the fog
Clouds blanket some of the valleys
Our first destination
What beautiful falls!
Down from the falls the mist is rising and we had to move away a bit to keep from getting quite wet
Many plants don’t have leaves at this time of year but they have colorful stems
Drew looks good by his Ferrari
The parking lot has a Mazerati, an Aston Martin, six Ferarris, and one lowly Cadillac
We move on through more beautiful mountain scenery
Suddenly, what is this white stuff by the side of the road?!
The trees are covered with frost
There is a very pretty lake up there too
We stop to make a few snowballs
Joel joins the snow fun
I put my foot on the snow which is close enough for me to snow fun
Heading back we see more frosted pine trees
We passed a couple ski resorts
Frozen waterfalls are beside the road here
The beautiful scenery continues
Long awaited visits always seem too short when they finally happen, but today it is time to travel on to California. I am already looking forward to a return visit to Washington this summer!
About Kris Cunningham
We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
Hi Kris, You should have just kept on coming all the way to Yakima and paid use a visit! Not much snow this year (yet). The falls are usually pretty much frozen over at this time of the year. Hope to meet you next time we come to Panama.
Never say never. I am surprised at how many of my blog followers live in this area. Maybe on a summer visit when I have more time I will be able to catch up with some of you all 🙂 See you in Panama!
The mountains east of Seattle are called the Cascades. To the west on the other side of Puget sound there are more mountains on the Olympic Peninsula, called the Olympics.
Thank you 🙂 I need to learn a lot more about the area. When we flew to California we passed one mountain after another all the way down. It was really beautiful!