These pictures were all taken Saturday, July 12, 2008, between Seattle and Index, Washington - and odd spots in between.
Later on, Scott and I went for a mini-road trip. We headed out Route 2, towards Stevens Pass, but stayed on this side of the pass. Here we were passing by the Reptile Zoo/BBQ in Gold Bar, Washington. They're not related - or so we've been told:
Along the way up into the mountains, there are signs and pull-off areas where you have to put chains on your tires between November and April, due to the snow. No chains were required today ... but if they were, we would have stopped here:
We ended up in Index, along the North Fork of the Skykomish River. Lots of kayaking and rafting up here. We walked over the bridge and took pictures. (If you've read my last post, you'll know that getting out of the car and walking was a lot of work for me ... I cussed a lot, and Scott thankfully waited patiently for me). The river is all snowmelt, and incredibly clear:
The view from the bridge - it's beautiful up here:
Dueling cameras ...
We drove a little farther upriver ... amazingly this is all within less than 2 hours of Seattle:
Heading back towards the city ... "Salmon Jerky" does not sound at all appealing to me ...
There was a TINY little chapel at the side of the road ... with no facilities. I'm not sure what facilities are preferred for roadside worship, but apparently this is bare bones ...
Yes, we stopped at the Reptile Zoo on the way back (Scott has a thing for all things living and weird - which is probably why he's still kept me around). Here he's happy to be near a huge snake of some sort (an anaconda, I believe):
Getting back into the city later than we had expected, we stopped at Trader Joe's for a few things (like dinner):
I always love the fun names of the things we buy there:
So how's that for whittling down 154 pictures into a 12 of 12 post???
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