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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Amazing Road Trip

A very special thanks go out to all of you who have sent good wishes regarding the birth of our Grand Daughter, Hannah Louis.  Grandpa and I can hardly wait till we can see her in person.  Now if you follow this blog to see cross stitch , you might want to skip this post.  The SBA and I just got home from a short 3 day road trip.  Since we moved here, we have heard stories about the beauty of the North Cascades National Park.  Mon. morning we set out to see it for ourselves.  I have decided to do a 3 day post so you can experience the great beauty of Washington . I hope you enjoy!!

 The highway closes from Mid Oct. through late March or April depending on the snowfall.

 Our first glimpse of snow.

I can see why these are nick- named the Alps of North America.

 We saw more waterfalls than you can count.

 The green color of the water is due to glacial melt. This beautiful lake is named Lake Diablo.

Wild flowers grew by the roadside at the lower elevations.

 Rainy Pass! We planned for a short hike here.  The parking lot was closed due to snow.  The air was not cold.  We had on tee-shirts and were quite comfortable.

 We are now at Washington Pass. This is the highest road point in the state( 5200 feet).

Just amazing.  The warm air was filled with the scent of pine.

Thanks so much for joining me.  Tomorrow we are going to Winthrop,a town  just the other side of the mountains, then through the Methow Valley.


  1. Such a beautiful place, thank you so much for taking me on the trip with you.

  2. What great pics, thanks for sharing.
    The litle flowers are pretty too!

  3. it is so gorgeous! it makes me miss your area so much! can't wait to see more!

  4. Beautiful photos. The country looks gorgeous. Wish I could go there.
    Warm greetings from Germany

  5. Beautiful pics - our great country has so much beauty!

  6. Oh Barb, I've been waiting for this series of posts. It's all so pretty - hoping for more wildflower pictures.

  7. Gorgeous scenery! I'm hoping to visit this part of the country again someday. :)

  8. Thanks for the beautiful photos and the trip down memory lane! We took this same road trip a few years ago and spent the night in Winthrop. It was amazing and you are lucky to live in such a beautiful area.

    1. Hi Sue, I am so glad you are enjoying this. I do think I am very lucky to live out here. We moved out here as soon as we retired! Thanks for the comment.

  9. Thanks for taking me on a little trip with you.
    What stunning scenery.
    Enjoy your day tomorrow too.

  10. That scenery is just gorgeous! Love Lake Diablo! Can't wait for the next post!

  11. One of my favorite things about blogs is seeing the beautiful scenery from parts of the world I've never visited! Thanks so much for sharing your road trip photos, Barb--it looks like a gorgeous day!!

  12. So stunning. Thanks for the gorgeous pics. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time!

  13. WOW. Beautiful pictures Barb,thank you so much for sharing them on your blog

  14. ohhhhh love the scenery ...simply gorgeous ... just catching up and enjoying the views :) love mouse xxxx