Friday, 15 May 2015

Thursday 14 May: Finding Snoqualmie Falls

"Snoqualmie Falls is a 268 ft (82 m) waterfall on the Snoqualmie River between Snoqualmie and Fall City, WashingtonUSA. It is one of Washington's most popular scenic attractions, but is perhaps best known internationally for its appearance in the cult television series Twin Peaks. More than 1.5 million visitors come to the Falls every year, where there is a two acre (0.8 ha) park, an observation deck, and a gift shop." [Wikipedia]

We drove out there Thursday, Ms Google on the iPhone only getting us awry when her infallibility missed that we, three in the car, had moved left for the free flowing transit lane on the I-5 down past the centre of Seattle and we did not have access to the exits of her preference. Our movie opens with a mysterious diversion into the city centre.

The movie continues as we go east from Seattle into the hills. With the camera in the backseat of the rented Nissan Maxima, the premium Japanese model built for the American market. The astonishing green forests are as I knew when before working in Washington DC and driving into Maryland or Virginia — but greener. The roads are American roads and the driving is by American drivers, who have always seemed to me to be around 46 in emotional age compared with a 17 mental age many Australian drivers. The big car feels effortless, while around us America for the most part is heading to work as it does.

We needed sometime to find breakfast and coffee. These we would find in lovely Falls City, a small town four miles from the resortly falls. 

Here in this movie we present the adventure: Finding Snoqualmie Falls.

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