Saturday, September 24, 2011

From Mt. Vernon, WA to Omak, WA - day 1

On Monday we drove from Auburn, WA to Omak, WA. We got a later start than we had planned but since we were on vacation, neither of us were in a huge hurry or felt pressure to get going early. On our way out of Seattle we had to stop and get a camera battery charger. Yes, horror of horrors, I had forgotten to pack ours. If you ever need a battery or charger of any kind - check out Batteries Plus. They were awesome in helping us! Then of course we had to eat lunch at Ivars fish house! :) Since we didn't want to drive too much of our journey during night we stopped just after dark in Omak, WA. Since we were taking the scenic route we thought it would be nice to 'see' the sights around us! When we arrived into Omak - we noticed the sky was lit up - there was a forest fire 6 miles away! We checked into our hotel and then walked to North Country Pub for dinner! They have amazing food - we both had hamburgers! 


Some pretty mountains in NE Washington

Just pretty scenery


Concrete, WA



Pretty water on our journey


We stopped at a turn off and had fun walking around and looking at an old dam. 



Pretty scenery at the turn off.


 The water which was way below the trail



A really old dam. It was fun looking down on it.


The colors were pretty that day - of the water and trees.


The sign about the Gorge High Dam and how they built it - in case you were interested in reading it at all! :) We found it fascinating while we were ther!


Us!



At another pull out. We were so high up! And it was incredibly windy! I watched a man's baseball cap fly off his head! Luckily for him, he caught it!

Me at the pull out 




Another cool picture.


Mountain peeking up - still traveling!



Pretty mountains - I think we were getting close to Winthrop



Some more pretty mountains. This sort of looks like Glacier to me.



Us in Winthrop! 


Winthrop! My family used to go here every year - but I don't remember this town. I'd like to come back someday and spend more time here. It was a quaint and fun little town.



The Chevron in Winthrop! I like how they made it to look old townish too!

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