we arrived at the Grand Coulee Dam area in central Washington. Too much to see in just a short time, so we spent an extra night so we could do some justice to exploring the area.
First off, Coulee City – a quaint little town that must have a lot of history to tell, but it was Sunday morning and there was almost not a soul in sight:
Then off to Dry Falls State Park and Interpretive Center. The film and posters told of violent floods at the end of the ice age that broke off huge boulders of basalt rock and carried them many miles, at a speed of apparently 65 mph.
We watched Washington’s own cliff-divers:
Then a trip down to Steamboat Rock State Park, so named because of this rock:
The dam was built over 8 years during the 1930’s partly as a response to the troubled Depression years by Franklin Roosevelt.
We took in the laser light show, which again depicted the history of the area:
It was an impressive display and well worth the trip.
Onward and southward! Blessings, Peg