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Friday, September 16, 2011

Cascade Loop Part I

We left home for our annual fall vacation last Monday – plan: to thoroughly enjoy the Cascade Loop in Washington State.  Not too far from home, but far enough to be ‘away’.

Crossing the border, we stopped at Burlington for a couple of nights, first to stock up with groceries – and for me to get out to Anacortes to a couple of quilt shops (more about that in another post).

Heading east on Wednesday, we actually got into the Loop – and shortly after, found this delightful little chapel:

01.Church  in the Wildwood

It’s called Church in the Wildwood – and we took a few moments for some peaceful meditation.

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Teeny tiny, but a great stop for a little break on the road – I just love finding these!

Our next stop was at a bridge over a Gorge in the Skagit River – complete with waterfalls and a dam:

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It was a loooooong way down

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to this:

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Don’t you just love where cameras can take you!

We stopped to admire the views at Diablo Dam:

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And arrived at Winthrop – restructured in the early ‘70s to reflect the West of about 1900.

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We wandered the streets, and found an outdoor café where we could ‘ride the saddle’ if we so chose:24

Even the medical clinic reflected the ambience:25.Medical clinic

On our way we saw this mama and baby crossing the road:

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They didn’t stay around long for this photo op!

We’re now 5 days into our vacation, only 9 more to go – can hardly believe it!

Happy sightseeing!                Blessings, Peg

2 comments:

  1. I just love that little chapel, what a peaceful place to sit a while.
    Have a great vacation!

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  2. Sounds like a fun trip - the photos are great. It sure was great to visit with you two again.

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