One morning I made a solo run to check out a farm market off Highway 202. Remlinger Farms is much more than a market. Spread out over several acres are the food and crafts store, a small amusement park with animals and a riding train, a theatre, horse ranch, and full working farm. It is quite the place!
|While there is lots of this,|
|there's also some of this,|
|and also a little of this.|
If you were a fan of Twin Peaks then you're familiar with Snoqualmie Falls and the Salish Lodge, both of which featured significantly in the show. Both the gift shop and the small diner in North Bend still reference the cult classic.
But we wanted to see the big water! It didn't disappoint and we spent a couple hours reading about, photographing, walking around, and enjoying what we learned was nearly full capacity flow.
|Snoqualmie Falls, WA|
|Covering all their bases......|
|Beautiful views in all directions|
Along the east side the road is so close to the mountain that you can't see it. Lots of large homes tucked in the trees.
Bill found another road on the northwest side where the properties are deeper, and the views of the mountain are amazing. With the Snoqualmie River running on the other side of the road, this area really grabbed us. In fact we've put North Bend at the top of the list with Tillamook, OR, for places we would want to live. It's colder and wetter here, but we could sure see ourselves spending two or three seasons in this beautiful place.
|Mount Si from the baseball field in North Bend|
|Snoqualmie, WA (loved the fuzzy tree)|
|1917 passenger car - we had a slightly smaller one under our tree when I was a kid|
|Complete with bells and whistles at Ray's Dining Car and Bar|
|All sites have this or similar view|
|16 pull-through sites with water/electric|
Our "host town" while staying here is Fall City and for our last night we enjoyed the Fall City Roadhouse. Built in 1916 with just a dining room, the upper story was added to provide housing for school teachers in the area. These rooms are now lodging for the small inn. The food is delicious, the service friendly, and the old wood and brick interior is beautiful. It was a perfect spot to say good bye "for now" to this area.
|Historic charm with modern coffee|
Thank goodness for last second reservations.......