A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

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My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Continuing South

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:

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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.

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We could only stand in awe at the rock formations left standing and the placid lake and slow-moving river left behind:002018021027028

We watched Washington’s own cliff-divers:

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Then a trip down to Steamboat Rock State Park, so named because of this rock:

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And in the evening, we visited the dam itself:035

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:

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It was an impressive display and well worth the trip.

Onward and southward!     Blessings, Peg

7 comments:

  1. Very interesting. We should have stopped there last year on our trip!

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  2. I'm so glad you got to visit Dry Falls - that area is one of our favorites in the state - all those rock formations and valleys - it is awe inspiring.

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  3. I so enjoy reading your travelogue, but next time can I stowaway in your trunk?

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  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Central Washington ... thanks for sharing with us.

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  5. I`m envious of this trip. Wish I could get my hubby to travel like this...

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  6. So glad you are taking us with you.
    Peggy

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  7. Amazing scenery! I just love rocks - big and small.

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