We left Vancouver early Sunday morning and 4 hours later we were greeted with this sight
We were travelling along North Bend road and spotted this new casino, so naturally we had to stop to check it out and use the facilities. Just down the hill from the Casino we saw a sign that beckoned us to make a turn
It has been several years since we were here.
Today there is a lot of mist from the falls and you could hear and feel the power of the water from the observation platform
It was actually a little chilly and I was glad to have brought my fleece pullover. While the deck is constructed of concrete and felt quite solid, it was actually cantelivered over the cliff. Of course you are not made aware of this precarious position unless you viewed the platform from the side.
I was careful to take a few quick photos so as not to saturate my delicate electronic camera. Electrons are not fond of getting wet
There are a lot of restored and unrestored railway cars and engines on display on the main track
It is an interesting place to spend some time walking around and enjoying this antique machinery.
Farther down the street, in the main business area we came across a landmark which was made famous from the TV series "Twin Peaks". Naturally since it was lunch time, we stopped in to have a meal, and pie.
A few hours later eastbound on I-90 we crossed the Columbia River and stopped at an overlook at Vantage, WA
I don't remember the correct name, but it is something like Iron Horse monument, and as you looked up you saw the wild horses
After nearly 8 hours on the road we arrive at our first stop on the outskirts of the Palouse, at Ritzville, WA. We like to stop here and savour the ammenities before heading south tomorrow towards Palouse Falls.
Ritzville is known for their metal sculptures and they can be found throughout the town. We decided to pose for a few pixs before dinner
And this photographer is "frozen" in time as he was using the same pose last year
And . . . if you need some groceries, I hear that they have a Pretty Good Grocery store in Ritzville
Here is a photo for my colleague down in Key West, FL (Conchscooter)
. It would appear that 911 dispatchers are not required to work the night shift in this part of the country