Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Rachael and I took advantage of the great weather this past Sunday to play tourist, something we haven't had a lot of time to do since our arrival in Seattle almost two years ago (Halloween 2007).

We headed east on Interstate 90, jumped off at exit 25 and visited Snoqualmie Falls. It was worth the trip. Sheer natural beauty.

The Snoqualmie River flows over a 268-feet drop, one hundred feet higher than Niagra Falls, just north of the town of Snoqualmie. The little community is surrounded by the Cascade Mountains, with breath-taking vistas in every direction.

Scoping out the place, we couldn't help but wonder if the residents ever reach a time when the sights become ordinary.

We also stopped by Snoqualmie Casino on the way home. There may be a recession in the works, but it wasn't readily apparent on the gaming floor. Lots of noise. Lots of people. Lots of money changing hands.

I dropped $100 after a couple of hours at the blackjack tables. I prefer to think of it as paying the price for entertainment.

Anyway, it was a lovely afternoon.